The Community Youth Council

The Settlement Home for Children Community Youth Council (CYC) is a group of Austin-area juniors who volunteer their time to support the programs and services we offer. This inspiring group of young philanthropists provide much needed hands-on support to the daily operations of The Settlement Home, an Austin nonprofit that serves children in foster care through residential programs. Members of the CYC have a variety of extracurricular interests, but come together with the common goal of service to others.

From serving a holiday dinner to their peers in foster care to helping with a booth at our annual Games Day to completing beautification projects around The Settlement Home’s campus, these bright youth are making The Settlement Home a better place one volunteer hour at a time. Find out more about volunteering by emailing Catherine Henning, [email protected]

Ready to Join? Fill out your Community Youth Council Participant Form here and RSVP for an orientation here. 

The total yearly cost of membership for the Community Youth Council is $625. The cost of participation for CYC members who are the children or grandchildren of Settlement Club members is $575.

Pay your CYC participation fee here. If you would like to pay in installments, please email Amy East, [email protected] or call (512) 836-2150.

Shining Star: A Night to Inspire is an evening to honor our Community Youth Council (CYC), which consists of Austin-area high school students who are committed to giving back to the community as volunteers with The Settlement Home for Children.


Shining Star: A Night to Inspire
Location:  University of Texas Etter-Harbin Alumni Center
Date: Sunday, February 24, 2019
Time: 4 to 7 p.m
Special thanks to the 2019 event chairs, Mary Pfluger & Cynthia Selman.

Do you know outstanding high school juniors who are interested in making a difference? Fill out their contact information below and we will send them an invitation to join! 

Nominate a Shining Star