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We are East Austin College Prep and, this year, we are celebrating the school's inaugural graduating Class of 2016. EAPrep was founded seven years ago by Southwest Key Programs as a free, public, middle school in a neighborhood that hasn't had one for over twenty-five years. The lack of quality schools in East Austin helped create a high school dropout rate of fifty percent, so the idea behind EAPrep was simple: Our students will go to college. Period. Now some of those same kids who started with us in 2009 (and lots of others who joined us along the way) are getting ready to do just that. But we need your financial support to make sure they can attend the colleges where they have been accepted. In East Austin, giving up is not an option because our

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OUR GOAL IS TO AWARD 73 SCHOLARSHIPS

TO THE INAUGURAL GRADUATING CLASS OF

EAST AUSTIN COLLEGE PREP.  WE ONLY HAVE $50,000

LEFT TO reach OUR GOAL. Our deadline Is may 15, 2016.

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DREAM BIG VIDEO SERIES

AARON FRANKLIN DREAMS BIG WITH BARBECUE
Aaron Franklin owner and pitmaster of Franklin Barbecue started with 28 cents in the bank account. He says it doesn't take a lot of money in the world to do things, what it takes is comittment and passion.

LIVING THE DREAM: FROM DISHWASHER TO LOCAL ICON Hoover's Cooking owner and chef Hoover Alexander says achieving your dreams sometimes takes longer than you think, but it's so worth it.