There Are Many Ways to Build a Bridge

Connecting to community is a great way to start!

Deandra Damien Friend

Deandra Darjean, Damien, and Keldrick Wesley – First day of classes at Huston-Tillotson University

Deandra, Damien, and Keldrick are celebrating the start of the semester at Huston-Tillotson just across the street from Blackshear Elementary.  Deandra’s playing on the women’s basketball team. They’re ready for classes and looking forward to meeting you at these Blackshear Bridge fall activities.

Ayisha Anaya Patrick

Ayisha, Anaya, and Patrick – First day of school at Blackshear Elementary Fine Arts Academy

Big Fun Community Garden Work Day
Saturday, Sept 12, 9AM – Noon

Blackshear Elementary Fine Arts Academy, 1712 E. 11th, 78702
Bring your friends or make new friends.  Learn by doing with a guide at your side: 9-10 AM Prepping the soil and what to plant in your fall organic veggie garden.  10AM-Noon Building a Rain Garden.  Other projects around the schoolyard.  Bring a hat or shades and sunscreen.

HappyFamilyEclipsing Our Wildest Dreams Party
Sunday, Sept 27, 7:10-9:47 PM

Lunar Eclipse Party at Gourmand’s, 2316 Webberville Rd, Austin, TX 78702
Hosts Nell Peterson, Yoli Sanchez, Kevin Ritcherson, and Betty Jenkins invite you to come enjoy some great live acoustic music, make some new friends, bid in the silent auction and…watch the total eclipse of the moon. Have all that fun AND support Blackshear Bridge’s great programs: Inch by Inch: Putting the Garden in Kindergarten, the Community Bridge Builder Internship at HT, and the new Bread & Roses Farm Stand.

Urrutia Castellon Cooper

Lenin Urrutia, Neimi Castellano, and Elisabeth Cooper – Blackshear teachers on the first day of school

Bread & Roses Community Farm Stand
First Fridays – Oct 2 Nov 6 Dec 4, 2:30-3:30 PM

Blackshear Elementary Northeast Playscape on Salina Street under the oak trees
Get your fresh, local organic veggies, plants, and seeds! All proceeds from sales go to the PTA Health & Wellness Committee.

Blackshear Bridge volunteers and contributors such as you make this bridge-building work possible. Volunteer or make a financial contribution today!   Thank you.  Its easy as 1-2-3!

1. Click here to contribute.

2. Email or just show up at one of these events to Volunteer.

3. Follow us on Facebook — we’ve just posted some great, back-to-school photos!

Have a great week back at school!

Gina Tillis, BB Board Member and Director of HT's First Year Experience and Education as the Practice of Freedom Project

Gina Tillis, BB Board Member and Director of HT’s First Year Experience and Education as the Practice of Freedom Project

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