Rise and Thrive - A Partnership Between HATCF + BiGAustin

July 1, 2023
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Hello from your Rise & Thrive Team! 


The Housing Authority of Travis County (HATC) and BiGAUSTIN (BiG) have entered into a partnership that empowers residents and provides the tools and resources needed to break free from the constraints of poverty and achieve a better tomorrow.  

HATC & BiG have launched an exceptional program exclusively designed for the residents and voucher holders of Travis County called the "Rise and Thrive Initiative," the HATC resident gateway to transformation, beginning July 1, 2023. 

This program is entirely free and has been thoughtfully curated to address the unique challenges residents may encounter on their journey to self-sufficiency.  

What Does the Program Include?  

  • Workforce Training and Resume Workshops: Unlock your full potential and acquire the skills necessary to thrive in today's job market. Our comprehensive workshops will equip you with essential tools, ranging from crafting an impactful resume to mastering effective interview techniques. Prepare to shine and seize new career opportunities!
  • Healthy Living Workshops: Your well-being is our priority. Our dedicated team of experts will guide you on a transformative journey toward healthier living. Discover the secrets of balanced nutrition, exercise, stress management, and self-care practices. Rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul!  
  • Financial Literacy: Take control of your financial future and lay a solid foundation for lasting prosperity. Our financial literacy sessions will empower you with vital knowledge and practical skills to effectively manage your finances, save for the future, and make informed financial decisions.  
  • Youth Leadership and After-School Tutoring: We believe in investing in the next generation. Our program includes initiatives for youth leadership development and after-school tutoring to support academic excellence, foster personal growth, and unleash the potential of our future leaders.  
  • Scholarships: The Foundation Scholarship can be used either to cover the full cost of a two-year degree or as a $2,500 award towards a four-year degree. 


Your Voice Matters! Help us help you by filling out our Needs Assessment Survey

We could use your help in a BiG way! This is your opportunity to express your needs and suggest any additional services or resources that would benefit you. Together, we can shape a program that truly meets your expectations. We invite you to take a few moments to complete the Needs Assessment Survey and make your voice heard. Your feedback is invaluable to us, and we deeply appreciate your participation in this important endeavor. Rest assured that your responses will remain anonymous and confidential.


For additional information email

Chessie Floyd -BiGAUSTIN Self Sufficiency Coordinator/Case Manager

[email protected]