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Measure is made predominantly of volunteers like you! We welcome community members, lawyers, doctors, activist, police officers, web/graphic designers and technology experts and more to our team.

Upcoming Events

MAR

10

Afrofuturism: A Framework for Anti-Racism and Social Justice Panel at SXSW

02:30PM - 03:30PM CT

  Afrofuturism is an artistic and philosophical movement that combines elements of science fiction, African history, and technology to imagine innovative futures. It leverages speculative design to harmonize the experiences of Black people in the past, present, and future.

&eThis interactive session will feature a panel of designers, artists, time travelers, and futurists working to create a more just, equitable, and beautiful society. Attendees and panelists will leave with a participatory design framework to apply Afrofuturism to their work and lives.

&eCreating a space for Black voices allows for exploring new ideas and solutions to reduce inequality. In addition, it provides a platform for people to organize and take collective action to realize a more equitable future.

MAR

11

Grieving Together: A Conversation on Social-Emotional Wellness

10:00AM - 11:30AM CT

  We are providing certified Measure Educators with a safe space to talk about their emotions and share experiences as anti-racist activists and educators

APR

20

08:00AM - 05:00PM CT

  The 2023 Culture of Collaboration Summit is a day-long convening designed to inspire collaboration in the social sector in the Austin area.

APR

22

Leadership Summit

8:00AM - 4:00PM CT

    This much-anticipated event promises to be an unparalleled platform for leaders to come together, partake in community power-building, and engage in open dialogues on crucial issues that influence our common objectives. By fostering an environment of professional growth, the summit seeks to empower leaders to forge ahead on our shared journey towards a brighter and more equitable future.

    Make sure to be a part of this transformative experience that will undoubtedly elevate the discourse surrounding leadership and bring forth exciting solutions to the challenges we face today.

APR

28

Community-Engaged Research & Data Community Event

8:30AM - 11:30AM CT

Join us for a celebration of research to help fund the Community-Engaged Research course!

APR

29

Social Emotional Wellness Check-In

10:00AM - 11:00AM CT

This event is to provide CME’s with a safe space to talk about their emotions and share experiences as anti-racist activists and educators.

1st

Wednesdays

Development and Fundraising Team Meeting

5:30pm CST via Zoom
Beginning Wednesday, May 3, 2023 - November 20, 2023

These meetings are held twice a month and will provide updates on volunteer opportunities related to Measure’s development and fundraising efforts. Meet the team and learn more!

2nd

Wednesdays

Monthly Advocacy Team Meeting

5:30pm CST via Zoom
Beginning Wednesday, May 10, 2023 - November 8, 2023

This monthly meeting will provide updates on volunteer opportunities in Measure’s Advocacy Department. Meet the team and learn more!

3rd

Wednesdays

Development and Fundraising Team Meeting

5:30pm CST via Zoom
Beginning Wednesday, May 17, 2023 - November 20, 2023

These meetings are held twice a month and will provide updates on volunteer opportunities related to Measure’s development and fundraising efforts. Meet the team and learn more!

4th

Tuesdays

Monthly Events Committee Meeting

5:00pm CST via Zoom
Beginning Tuesday, May 23, 2023 - Tuesday, November 28, 2023

This monthly meeting will provide updates on volunteer opportunities related to upcoming Measure Events. Meet the team and learn more!

MAY

1

Applications Open: CARE Model Collaborative Fall Cohort​

Ends June 1st

A 12 week program offered twice a year for up to 8 organizations per cohort to get CARE Model Certified and build relationships with other organizations igniting change in the community.

1st

Wednesdays

Measure's Monthly Volunteer Meeting

6:00pm CST via Zoom
Beginning Wednesday, July 5th, 2023

Measure’s Monthly Volunteer Meeting provides an opportunity for all the volunteers who support Measure to come together. This meeting will enable attendees to keep up with organizational developments and upcoming events, as well as to learn about open volunteer positions. Breakout rooms dedicated to each team (Research, Advocacy, Communications & Fundraising and Development) will be available to provide specific team updates. We look forward to seeing you there!

JUL

10

CARE Model Facilitator Training​

Ends July 12th

Learn the process of the Measure CARE Model, and how it can be applied in the field

JUL

15

Annual Data Walk

TENTATIVE

  Details coming soon…

AUG

Measure Ignite: Dallas

TBD

  Details coming soon…

SEP

Measure Ignite: Houston

TBD

  Details coming soon…

3rd

Mondays

Monthly Research Department Data Activist Meeting

4:30pm CST via Zoom
Beginning Monday, May 15, 2023 - Monday, November 20, 2023

This monthly meeting will provide updates on volunteer opportunities in Measure’s Research Department. Meet the team and other fellow data activists.

SEP

22

North Texas Giving Day

TBD

  Communities Foundation of Texas’ North Texas Giving Day is an 18-hour online giving event designed to empower every person to give back to their community by supporting local nonprofits and causes they care about in one easy-to-use platform.

SEP

24

Design the Dream: Her-Story is Data

6:00pm - 9:00pm
The Cathedral - 2403 E 16th St Austin TX, 78702

  Design The Dream is an event that celebrates the achievements of Black women in Technology and raises funds for the nonprofit organization Measure. Our vision is to bring the community together to recognize the impact that Measure has had in the last 6 years, showcase the incredible work of Black women in Research & Technology, and inspire the next generation of Black women to pursue careers in research.

NOV

1

Just tech happy hour: connecting for social change

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST
Ikoyi Studios • 201 East 5th Street Austin, TX

  Join us for an unforgettable evening at “Just Tech Happy Hour,” the unofficial kickoff to AfroTech 2023, where we’ll unlock the perfect blend of tech innovation, social consciousness, and cocktails. Hosted by Measure, a black female-led research and data activism organization from Austin, this event promises to be both enlightening and entertaining.

NOV

28

2023 Giving Tuesday: 24K Golden Year

As we embark on a journey towards an empowering 2024, I invite you to be a part of our “24K Golden Year: Measure’s Journey to 2024” campaign. This Giving Tuesday, we set our sights on a golden future, filled with opportunities and impactful work.

FEB

21

Community Data Gathering Session

5:00 pm CST
Huston-Tillotson University, Dickey-Lawless Auditorium, Austin, TX

Join us for a series of dynamic and interactive Data Gathering Sessions, that provide a unique opportunity for you to connect with your community, learn about the incredible work being done by local organizations, and actively participate in shaping the solutions to challenges faced by our community.

MAR

07

Her Story is Data Happy Hour

6:00pm - 8:00pm CST
405 Main St, 7th Floor, Houston, Tx 77002

Hey Ladies! Happy Hour on us and Expansive to celebrate #InternationalWomensDay Meet us at our Houston office to connect with women in research and technology, and share your story about what motivates you to play an active role in social justice reform in the Houston community.