Education Pathways

Education Pathways is a department of Foundation Communities committed to creating pathways to higher education and career advancement. We accomplish this through free programming that offers holistic support to teen, post-secondary, and adult learners. Our programs take place across the two Prosper Centers and onsite at our housing communities.

College Hub

For Youth and Adults

The College Hub assists more than 1,000 students a year with individualized support and community workshops through two neutral one-stop hubs in Austin. The College Hub can offer support with college applications, FAFSA or TASFA submission, verification paperwork, scholarship support, job coaching and planning ahead for college success.

ESL Classes

For Adults

Our English as a Second Language classes, taught at our housing communities, support adults with building English literacy and communication skills. Basic and Intermediate classes are offered at our housing communities and virtually.


For current and prospective college students of any age

A supportive program that provides first-gen and adult students with a dedicated coach, matched savings for tuition, emergency funds, and specialized referrals on campus and across the community.

Career Project

For Adults

An initiative that connects adults who are interested in advancing within their career or entering a new line of work with supportive pathways through credentials, college or job training.

Teen Program

For Youth

Afterschool and summer-time learning programs for teens living in our communities. Offered on-site at our housing communities, the Teen Program provides academic support and college and career exploration for teenage residents.

Meet Our Staff

Emmanuel Zapata, Education Pathways Director
Gabriela Caballero, Education Pathways Manager of Partnerships
Jaime Ayala, College and Career Manager