Welcome to ACES

Education & Community Engagement

The Austin Civic Education Society is a community group of Central Texans dedicated to the education of government, community engagement and history. Civic education leads to current and future generations supporting government initiatives while becoming active and engaged participants.

Understanding history and the effects of government projects and processes helps our community to be its best. Knowing the functions of government offices, agencies and efforts creates an engaged community focused on positive outcomes.

Our goal is to help Central Texans of all ages to feel fully informed of the history and roles of government and the community.





Austin Civic Education Society

Garfield Day

On November 13, 2021, the Austin Civic Education Society held the inaugural Garfield Day in the community of Garfield, Texas – a few minutes east of Austin’s airport – to celebrate President Garfield’s birthday.

Garfield, Texas is named for the twentieth president of the United States, President James A. Garfield. A well-liked government leader who promoted civic engagement, and civil service reform, Garfield was struck down by an assassin’s bullet a few months after taking office.

Local leaders and representatives from the Austin Civic Education Society presented the community library with a portrait of President James A. Garfield and two copies of his biography, “Destiny of the Republic” by Candice Millard.

We will be posting pictures from the event soon!


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