Whole Planet Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization established by Whole Foods Market and dedicated to poverty alleviation. They aim to empower the world’s poorest people with microcredit in places where Whole Foods Market sources products.

Travel with meaning! Traverse Journeys provides organized travel opportunities powered by social enterprises, community partners and impact-minded venturers. What else can we say? FLC and Traverse Journeys, cut from the same cloth, sharing like-minded missions: fostering cross-cultural appreciation, global awareness, community partners…what’s not to love?! Check out their exciting upcoming trips!

Psst... did you know?! FLC students (current and former) get 10% off any Traverse Journeys trip!

Think Bilingual seeks to build and strengthen community and economic opportunities in the greater Austin area by providing the public with easy access to information and services on bilingualism, acquisition of a second language, bilingual educational and multicultural engagement! Think Bilingual Austin’s mission is an important step for both individual self-improvement and the continued development of a local thriving diverse community and economy.

What started in 1960 as a simple program to welcome international students to the University of Texas campus, is now part of the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). Global Austin has connected thousands of international visitors with those in Austin who forge our economy, architecture, environment, city government, technology, and entrepreneurial, innovative culture with its mission to "connect Austin to the world, one handshake at a time."

Since 1997, AVANCE-Austin has successfully impacted very low-income, Spanish-speaking parents and children in Central Texas communities. AVANCE’s mission is to break the cycle of inter-generational poverty through innovative, 2-generation education and support for under-resourced families with young children ages 0-3. The result: Our families enjoy a more prosperous future full of opportunity and economic self-sufficiency.

Looking for a Spanish school for your child? We recommend Mariposas Spanish School! This school been teaching children Spanish since its inception in 1999. Homegrown in Austin, TX, this school brings extra-curricular Spanish classes to your child’s school, home, or community center. Mariposas is a hands-on, thematically organized program that allows children ages 2-10 to learn Spanish through Montessori lessons, music, literature, games, visual aids, sign language, art and beyond.