By: Carly Campbell
LifeWorks is a fearless advocate for youth and families seeking their path to self-sufficiency. We are committed to innovative problem solving, shared accountability and a relentless focus on achieving real, sustainable and measurable results for the clients we serve.
The STARS Program Presented by Vista Equity Partners honors the service of over a dozen nonprofit community organizations by offering an exclusive preview of the Trail of Lights.
As a 2016 STARS Sponsor, Vista Equity Partners spread the holiday cheer of the Trail of Lights to the constituents of LifeWorks. Their sponsorship allows participants an exclusive look at the Trail with a private tour of all the lights, magic & fun! If you're interested in becoming a STARS Sponsor, visit our STARS at the Trail information page here!
The holidays are special here because we get to help our youth celebrate their accomplishments. Every year, we help many youth establish the first home that they can call their own. It may be the first time they have their own room; a key to their own door; or even a place where they know they can stay for more than a few months. The holidays are a great time to help our youth start their own traditions of celebration and gratitude.
LifeWorks youth need opportunities for normalcy – for fun, tradition and celebration. Moving around foster care or in and out of homelessness leaves many youth feeling like they are on the outside looking in. The Trail of Lights is one of Austin’s most beloved traditions, and we look forward to celebrating what is great about Austin with our whole community!
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LifeWorks and many of our partners are in the middle of a 100-Day Challenge to house 50 homeless youth. We will complete this by December 18, and while we will celebrate, we know that the work has just begun. EVERY youth has the right to a safe home, and we want to build on the success of the 100-Day Challenge. Our goal is to end youth homelessness by 2020, and we are looking forward to launching planning efforts at the beginning of the year with the entire community!
Thank you Austin! 2017 Austin Trail of Lights was filled with smiling faces, amazing performances from our community and of course millions of twinkling lights! From spinning under the Zilker Tree, around the carousel and Ferris Wheel to visits with Santa - check out a few highlights!