May 2022

Partnership With Austin Ed Fund to School Libraries

DEFEND THE DREAM FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH AUSTIN ED FUND TO RENOVATE AISD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LIBRARIES Through a new partnership with Austin Ed Fund, Austin ISD’s nonprofit education foundation, Derrick Johnson is creating “Discovery Dens,” in AISD elementary schools by transforming their libraries to inspire reading. Learn More

Initiative to Help Local School Libraries

“Texas ex Derrick Johnson’s community activism a product of mother’s great example” – Cedric Goldman (Austin American-Statesman) Texas football legend’s foundation is heading an initiative to aid AISD elementary school libraries Oak Springs Elementary has received over $58,000 which will go to refurbish its library. Johnson played 13 seasons in the NFL and earned a reputation as …

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