US representative secures funding for Austin PBS Educational Media Center housed on Austin Community College campus

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett secures $700,000 in funding for ACC-Austin PBS Educational Media Center. (Courtesy Austin PBS)
U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett secures $700,000 in funding for ACC-Austin PBS Educational Media Center. (Courtesy Austin PBS)

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett secures $700,000 in funding for ACC-Austin PBS Educational Media Center. (Courtesy Austin PBS)

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett secured $700,000 in federal funding for the new Austin PBS Educational Media Center at Austin Community College.

“This $700,000 is a smart investment in early learning because it not only supports our youngest neighbors, but also their student parents/caregivers and early childhood providers, too,” Doggett said in a press release.


The funding will go toward 1,000 ACC students who are also parents of small children and provide them with resources that enhance their caregiving while they pursue their education, according to the release. The center will also allow ACC students in the Child Development and Education Instruction programs to create content and lesson plans for young learners using Austin PBS media and resources.

“ACC is proud to partner with Austin-PBS to bring the Educational Media Center to life,” ACC Chancellor Richard Rhodes said in the release. “Together, we’re creating a space where students can stay on track with their classes while nurturing a love for learning among their children and expanding what we’re doing to prepare the teachers of tomorrow.”
By Zacharia Washington

Reporter, Austin Metro

Zacharia joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2022 after a year spent working on a community engagement project at the Texas Observer. In Austin Metro, she covers higher education, health, transportation, business and local government. Prior to CI, Zacharia graduated from Huston-Tillotson University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in communication with a concentration in journalism. Zacharia has a passion for journalism, service and the community, and she's honored to work at a place with the same values as her own.