We are hiring a Director of Programs!

Youth Rise Texas is a Hiring a Director of Programs!

Youth Rise Texas seeks a Director of Programs who will lead and ensure excellence across all Youth Rise Texas’ youth programming efforts. This individual will contribute to the maintenance and further development of Youth Rise Texas programs and partnerships through strategic leadership and management oversight of all aspects of our school-year program Still We Rise, summertime #StayWoke program, and the year-round Strategic Research program. This person will provide comprehensive and expert operational leadership including supervision of assigned program staff, as well as leading Youth Rise’s organizational and programmatic evaluation plan, and ensuring accountability to high-quality data collection that assesses programmatic efficacy and helps tell the story of our work. Estimated start date is August 2019.  Applications for position will remain open until it is filled.

Click here for full job description, qualifications, compensation, and instructions for submitting your application!

Are you looking for a FUN, PAID, YEAR-LONG internship?

Apply to join us at Youth Rise Texas this summer and continue working with us throughout the school year!

You’re probably wondering who Youth Rise Texas is, right? Feel free to browse our website to learn a little more about us but in the meantime, let us show you what we’re all about…

Youth Rise Texas youth positions are designed for teens ages 15-20 who have been harmed by criminalization.

We want to work with you to:

  • Transform yourself and your community
  • Gain leadership skills
  • Have fun and make friends!
  • Learn about and practice self-care

If you want to learn more about these things, then we are looking for YOU!

Apply today for the opportunity to commit to ONE YEAR of service, fun, and learning!  Deadline to apply is April 26, 2019.

Important Upcoming Dates:

April 9: INFO SESSION (6:00pm-7:30pm) Optional, but recommended
April 16: INFO SESSION (6:00pm-7:30pm) Optional, but recommended
June 11 – July 12th (Regular Program)
June 11 – July 19th (Advanced Leaders)
1 Week mid-August (TBD)
August 16th School Year Kick-Off

All above dates except for those in August will happen at our center at
1307 East 4th Street, Austin, TX 78702


#ArtsForward tickets are on sale now!

#ArtsForward is Youth Rise Texas’ annual showcase of the artistic and cultural productions of our youth movement-makers.  This year’s event will feature the works of our Digital Storytelling project, a collaboration with Texas Folklife, and Tunnel Vision, the final work our Theater Arts Project which will premier during Fusebox Festival .

#ArtsForward guest will experience an evening of self-guided listening stations of the Digital Storytelling Project, at-your-pace viewing of Tunnel Vision, and a youth artist talkback for audiences to hear first-hand about their artistic approaches to these works.  Additionally, guests will be treated to delicious treats from some of Austin’s favorite restaurants, refreshments, and a cash bar.

A limited number of tickets at the early bird rate of $18 are available now.  Click here to reserve yours today before they sell out!

Would your business or organization like to sponsor this event?  Sponsorships provide additional perks including an ad in our program, event tickets and more!  If you are interested in sponsoring this event, click here for more information on becoming a sponsor.

#ArtsForward is made possible with generous support from the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division.