ATX Community Childcare Scholarship

Parents are struggling. Parents from every socioeconomic status, ethnicity, neighborhood, religion, and political orientation are struggling. Everyone is talking about the child care gap.

Time (, Dissent Magazine (, Fortune ( and groups such as Child Care Aware and Children at Risk are working to provide education and solutions to address mothers’ child care problem.

But that’s above ground - at a level many of us cannot reach.

What are we doing on the ground?

My name is Taylor Huntley. I am a Black Mother living in Austin, TX. I am a child care advocate, community herbalist, postpartum doula, and assistant intern for a local nonprofit, Mama Sana Vibrant Woman. I want to provide a community-oriented solution to the child care problem for mothers here in Austin, TX. This is me making a difference.

I have created a Childcare Scholarship worth $8,000 funded by the community for the community. I am asking friends, family, business owners, and groups to match certain commitments of funding.

Average annual child care costs in Texas are around $14,000 for center based care. Average annual costs for home-based childcare in texas is around $10,000.

Imagine being a single mother who experiences a tragic emergency such as surgery. It will be virtually impossible for you to afford childcare while battling hospital bills. Or what about a mother looking to start full-time employment but can’t afford to have someone watch her children while she tends to interviews? Let alone the upfront costs of enrolling in a childcare center (admin fees, application fees, etc.).

That’s exactly what happened to me, and this Childcare Scholarship is my solution.

I am partnering with child-care centers to provide direct financial assistance for families for child care. After I complete my fundraising goal, I will open up an application for assistance on (this website). If you would like to receive notifications about applications opening, please email me!

Taylor Huntley
Founder of Mama Mangos Care
[email protected]
IG: MamaMangos
FB: Mama Mangos

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