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Summer of Opportunity

June 28 - June 29

On Friday and Saturday, June 28th & 29th, dozens of Austin-based community leaders, anti-violence groups, youth organizations and businesses will kick-off summer with the 3rd annual Austin Summer of Opportunity Street Fest and Community Celebration!

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This event connects young people and families to positive activities, summer jobs, and resources to help prepare them for a safe and successful summer. Families can learn about summer camps, summer jobs and other resources while enjoying food, entertainment and fun for the entire family, including a climbing wall, bounce houses, kiddie rides and much more! Be sure to join us for a community parade on Saturday the 29th! We line up on Chicago & Laramie with a walk off at 10am sharp!

Summer of Opportunity is sponsored by over a dozen community groups, businesses and leaders, and is spearheaded by BUILD, a nationally respected gang intervention, violence prevention, and youth development organization based on Chicago’s West Side. Since 1969, BUILD has helped thousands of at-risk youth escape gangs and violence to become positive leaders of their communities, and currently serves 3,500 youth a year in Austin, East Garfield Park, Humboldt Park, Hermosa, Belmont-Cragin, and Fuller Park. Email build@buildchicago.org to learn more about this 2-day event or how to get involved.

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Start:
June 28
End:
June 29
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