Volunteers needed next week!

We need volunteers at two different recruitment events this month: Wednesday, January 25, 2-7pm, is the City of Austin and Travis County Community Job and Resource Expo, a one-stop shop for jobs, community services, volunteer opportunities, and networking opportunities (Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road). Saturday, January 28, 10am-3pm, is the 6th annual Feria … Continue reading

Free Minds Receives Record Number of Applications

Applications for the Free Minds class of 2011-12 closed on July 5th, marking the end of our most successful recruitment season to date. With outreach efforts spanning the city of Austin — from the public libraries to the Housing Authority to the inboxes of City employees across Austin — we ended up with over 100 … Continue reading

Free Minds now accepting applications for the 2011-12 academic year!

Want to be part of the Free Minds class of 2012? We want to hear from you! Visit our website to download an application or for more information about the program. *NEW* Online applications are now available! Submit your application online now.

Free Minds featured on the ACC homepage!

FREE MINDS OPENS DOOR TO NEW IDEAS Program Offers Free College to Eligible Students After three years of proven success, the Free Minds Project is recruiting new students. A partnership between Austin Community College and the University of Texas at Austin, the Free Minds Project offers nontraditional students a chance to try college by enrolling … Continue reading


A few weeks ago Free Minds kicked off recruitment for the 2010-11 academic year with a table at the Housing Authority of Austin education expo. Attendance was low, but more recruitment events coming soon….