We are engaged in our community: providing two community gardens for area food pantries and garden plots for community members; awarding scholarships to Austin high school graduates; hosting the Little Leaders of Tomorrow Daycare; and as active members in the Central Austin Neighborhood Association.
mayfield community gardens
Our two community gardens are for members of our neighborhood, as well as growing food for the food pantry and kitchen at Fraternité de Notre Dame in the Austin community.
Austin scholarship program
Since 1974, the Austin Scholarship Program has awarded more than 500 college scholarships to outstanding high school seniors in the Austin community.
Unitarian Universalist Advocacy Network of Illinois (UUANI)
Building community for justice! UUANI was founded in 2013 to build power among UU congregations in Illinois, in order to put our UU values into meaningful action. UUANI works collectively with partner organizations to advocate for justice, beloved community, and a healthy planet.
central austin neighborhood association (cana)
CANA seeks to bring together all members of the neighborhood to advocate for improvement – to pool our time, expertise and resources to accomplish common objectives, such as: • Improve police beat officer activity • Hold annual events to build community • Attract more businesses and employers • Create a more beautiful landscape, e.g., corner plantings • Identify alternative strategies for neighborhood safety.