2015 Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation Fellow
2016 Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation Senior Fellow
In 2015, Austin led the Gathering for Good series where over 570 people participated and contributed to the development of the RISE Leadership Development playbook. He also organized a convening in summer 2015 to discuss childhood hunger. Over 60 leaders across the Triangle joined the conversation. As a result, the Department of Public Instruction asked JKHF and EducationNC to convene four Gathering for Good sessions across NC for nutrition directors and nonprofit leaders.
Austin returned as the first Senior Fellow in summer 2016. During that summer, Austin lead the Fellowship program, build out the curriculum, and continued development of the RISE toolkit. He continued is work in fall 2016 with JKHF partners at Impact Thread as a research assistant to develop finalize the Fellowship curriculum and RISE toolkit.
Read Austin's blog posts:
because of JKHF
Teaching high school science in the country of Liberia for Peace Corps