Current News

Need School Supplies? 

Two local non-profits are pooling their time, energy and love for a collaborative fundraising project to benefit our local youth. The Georgetown Project and the Georgetown Palace Theatre have united to not only raise money for arts, education and even basic necessities like food and shelter, but also to produce a memorable event to highlight their programs which help ensure our kids have a solid foundation for success.  The Soiree at the Sheraton, A Coming Together for Kids will be held November 19, 2016 at Georgetown's elegant new 4-star Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center.

 The winner of the $10,000 Fantasy Vacation Raffle was Gloria ElGhoroury.  Congratulations!!  Thank you for your support!

Summer Youth Employment Program  -  The Georgetown Project is partnering with Goodwill and local businesses to offer GISD high school students the opportunity to participate in the Summer Youth Employment Program.  SYEP is a paid summer internship that offers valuable work experiences in entry-level employment positions for students who have no work experience.    
SYEP FAQ     SYEP Intern Application

 2016 Committed to Kids Training Conference is being held on July 21 – 23, co-hosted by Christ Lutheran Learning Center and the Georgetown Project’s Bridges to Growth.  The conference will include required classes such as Child Abuse, CPR/First Aid, and SIDS, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Brain Development, as well as many other topics from which to choose.  If a participant attends classes on all three days, it is possible to get 28.5 training hours.  The conference will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, 510 Luther Drive, Georgetown.  If you register before June 1, you will receive the early bird registration  discount fee of only $10 per each 1.5 hour class.  Click here for a registration form.  Please complete the form and follow the instructions.  Please remit your payment with the registration form.  Click here for a grid of all the classes, so you can mark each class for which you have registered.

 AmazonSmile - shop at this site and your eligible shopping will benefit Georgetown Project!  They will donate a portion of your purchases if you select The Georgetown Project as your favorite charity when you shop!

The Georgetown Project was a finalist in the 7th annual IKEA Life Improvement Challenge - a program that gave us a chance to win a makeover from IKEA Round Rock.  This makeover would have helped us to repaint and carpet the downstairs floor of The NEST Empowerment Center and renovate the upstairs floor to provide additional support services to help youth who are at-risk, homeless and living in transition in Georgetown ISD to graduate from high school with a plan for the future.  We were not selected as the top winner, but received a generous gift card from IKEA that will help us to make needed updates.  Thank you for your vote!!

2016 Kid City Camp will be held July 5th - 29th.  Registration begins March 28th.

A Perfect Match!  Some nights some of our Georgetown youth have nowhere to sleep.  You have helped us keep local youth safe and supported so they can graduate high school with a plan to reach their dreams for the future.  One of our donors matched all #GivingTuesday gifts up to $10,000 to be used to pay down the mortgage on the NEST Host Home.  #GivingTuesday was December 1, 2015.  We reached our goal!  Thank you!!

Alex Winters Partnered with Georgetown Project for "Black Roses" CD Release.

The $10,000 Fantasy Vacation raffle winner was Kathleen Smith of Georgetown.  Congratulations!  more info

The Georgetown Project partnered with local businesses to offer GISD high school students the opportunity to participate in the Summer Youth Employment Program.  SYEP is a paid summer internship that offers valuable work experiences in entry-level employment positions.  
More info    SYEP FAQ     SYEP Intern Application

Anti-Bullying Action Steps for Caring Community Members

Anti-Bullying Action Steps for Parents
Anti-Bullying Action Steps for Schools and Educators

Lights On Afterschool was a big success here in Georgetown.  This nationwide event to call attention to the importance of afterschool programs for America's children, families and communities, was well attended at open houses at all after-school locations and the annual Halloween Carnival at the Community Center.  The Georgetown Afterschool Alliance Partners include The Georgetown Project, Extended School Enrichment (ESE), The After School Action Progarm (ASAP), The Teen Center, Williamson County Juvenile Services, and The Boys & Girls Club of Georgetown.  These partners are committed to building important Developmental Assits in Georgetown's youth during out-of-school time.

Forum for Youth Investment showcases The Georgetown Project and partners as a Ready by 21 national model for community collaboration in improving the outcomes for youth. Click here to read more...

This ZERO TO THREE Web exclusive is an interactive learning tool designed to help parents and caregivers encourage their young children's early learning.

For many first generation college students, a college degree is truly a ticket to a different life. Lea Cantu, a 21-year-old Dell Scholar at Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX, will graduate in 2014.  Her journey from high school to college has spanned homelessness, depression and hearing loss, and yet she’s persevered. Lea’s grit, determination, and resourcefulness are, perhaps even more than her academic abilities, the qualities that we view as most predictive of students’ ultimate success in completing college and obtaining a degree...more

Read about Lydia Garcia, past TGP Board Member, now a student at UT, involved with "Horns Helping Horns" 

SU Resource Guide to Georgetown Social and Nonprofit Organizations

SU Resource Guide to Greater Austin Area Social and Nonprofit Organizations