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Project Advance Austin

Are you interested in learning new skills and growing as a leader all while giving back to our local community? Project Advance Austin is a yearlong project management program partnering with local nonprofits. Working as a team, you will develop and execute a project to address a real-world service need.

Why Project Advance Austin?

Learn practical project management skills and effective strategies for working in a team. You’ll get support through regular team meetings and one-on-one guidance from our staff. The program closes with a showcase where you’ll present your hard work and accomplishments to our university and greater Austin community.

Project Advance Austin will give you:

Join Project Advance Austin

Want to take your first steps into project management? Applications for 24-25 team members are open now! The application deadline is Friday, July 19, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. (CST).

Apply to be a Team Member

Download the Team Member Role Description (PDF)



Project Advance Austin works on a customized weekly schedule set by you and your team. Outside of the weekly classroom meetings for LA 125 (Fall) and LA 225 (Spring) you and your project team will choose a time during regular business hours (8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday) to meet with Texas LEAD staff for guidance and support on your project. Outside of these meetings, your team is responsible for determining a schedule for project work that meets your availability.

Project Advance Austin Community Project Sites

Expand your reach by collaborating with Project Advance Austin for the 2024-2025 academic year! This program offers students real-world project management experience, empowering them to make a positive impact through service learning in the local community. Apply now to become a Community Partner with Project Advance Austin and amplify your impact!

Community Partner applications are open now and will continue accepting application until all Community Partner spots are claimed.

Apply to be a Community Partner

Download the Community Partner Role Description (pdf)

In 2023-2024, student teams were working to address real-world service needs for: