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Entrepreneur, educator, and track and field olympian homegrown from the Sunny Side community in Houston Texas. She received her high school diploma from Westbury and attended the University of Texas at Austin where she earned a BA in Communications. In 2015 she founded The Raasin in the Sun Non Profit Organization to pursue a life long passion to serve community through urban beautification.
Lead by a humanitarian drive to change the world for the better, her daily mantra motivates the mission "Rise and Shine" and “Be the Light Today for a Brighter Tomorrow.” These days you'll find her dedicated to community service, biking around the city, attending local music and art events, and spending quality time with her family and friends.
Proud mother of five amazing super humans, happily married wife to one lucky man, and Real Estate Geek in the Great City of Austin!!! Firm believer in GOD, The Golden Rule, and "where there's a will there's a way". Austinite by a thirty-three year initiation, future Master in Business Administration and lover of all that is good. Frances enjoys raising super humans, adventuring through life with her husband, Oscar, "real estating" gardening and reading.... exactly in that order.
-"The do-gooder in me thrives when I know I am making a positive impact on someone's daily life." Rise and Shine to the occasion!
Alexandria has lived in Austin for over 14 years. She graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Communication Studies. After graduating in 2009, Alexandria ran professionally for NIKE for 8 years and was apart of several USA World Gold Medal Track and Field teams.
Alexandria currently serves as the Vice President of the Martin Luther King Neighborhood Association and the Association’s ANC representative, positions she has held for two years. Alexandria has always believed in the adage – To whom much is given, much is required. She is heavily involved in community organizations, non-profits and volunteers on a weekly basis. One of her favorite organizations is A.P.I.E, Austin Partners in Education. Alexandria is a mentor at Ortega Elementary School in East Austin and was recently named their mentor of the Year. She understands the importance of giving back, being a great role model and encouraging students to pursue their dreams.
Some of her hobbies include traveling, camping, gardening, skating, reading and hanging out with friends and family.
Artist, social advocate, and animal lover from Austin, Texas who graduated from Gonzalo Garza Independent High school in East Austin, where her passion for community started. She is currently at St.Edwards finishing her BA in sociology and fine arts.
Bryana has worked with other non profits including pump project, healing with horses, and foundation communities. She believes “beautification” of communities bridges gaps in spaces where it’s needed the most.
“Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time.” Karl Marx