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Cultivating Civic Leaders


Founded in 2000, the Institute focuses on educating, inspiring, and connecting the next generation of Texas civic leaders.

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A Celebration of 20 Years at the Annette Strauss Institute

The Institute reflects on 20 years of civic discovery, bridging divides, and their impact at The University of Texas at Austin and throughout Texas.

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Upcoming Events

  • Speak Up Speak Out State Civics Fair

    Serving students and educators since 2002, Speak Up Speak Out is an innovative civic education program designed to teach third grade through high school students about their communities and equip them with the tools to make a difference.

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Give to the Annette Strauss Institute

The Annette Strauss Institute works with the next generation of Texas civic leaders to:

  • Hone their civic and political skills
  • Inspire their careers by connecting them to Texas political and civic leaders who are making a difference
  • Develop a network of diverse student leaders from across the state
  • Your support makes our work possible, donate today!

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2504 A Whitis Avenue (R2000)
Austin, TX 78712