AIDS Foundation Houston, Inc. (AFH) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation founded in 1982 as Texas' first organization dedicated to HIV prevention education and services.
AFH has steadily evolved from a grass-roots community agency to a professionally managed human services organization that provides many services including benefits and resources counseling, case management, housing, and food and nutrition assistance to low-income, HIV+ men, women, and children.
Churches are looking for ways to reach out to their communities. Schools are looking for community partners. We build relationships with church networks and school districts to help make these connections happen!
In the past 2 years, we have helped connect 45 schools with church partners and have helped 10 churches expand their existing partnerships. These churches are providing mentors, supporting and encouraging teachers, and helping provide resources for schools that would otherwise come out of the teachers' own funds. Just last week, we heard from a pastor whose new church-school partnership helped prevent a shooting and a suicide at their partner school - wow!
We are currently working primarily with 6 school districts (Houston, Spring Branch, Klein, Humble, Fort Bend, Lamar Consolidated), but have a model that churches and districts across Greater Houston are replicating. Brazosport ISD just started Loving Brazosport after coming to our workshops earlier this year!
For More Infromation: lovinghouston.net/workshops
Emerge Fellowship identifes the brightest students in the city and ensures that they know about all of the opportunities that they are eligible for. For most EMERGE students, it's cheaper to go to Harvard than to attend any of the local colleges.
Find Out More: www.emergefellowship.org
The Army & Air Force Exchange Service brings some of the comforts of home to U.S. troops deployed in more than 150 countries. Beginning Veterans Day 2017, the service will expand to offer tax-free shopping for life for all veterans who have served honorably. Tom Shull, CEO of the Exchange discusses efforts to ensure U.S. troops and their families are provided with essential services, improving their quality of life experience, as well as the expansion of the service to include veterans. Click here for part 1 of the Army and Air Force Exchange.