2017 Mayor's Back to School Fest
Mayor Sylvester Turner
The Seventh Annual Back to School Fest (BTSF) will take place at the George R. Brown Convention Center and will provide 25,000 economically disadvantaged Houston Region ISD elementary students with the following free of charge:
Hair cut vouchers
Due to limited school supplies, this event is only open to pre-registered elementary school students (K-5th grade) who reside inside the City of Houston. Families must pre-register for admission. Once registered, they will receive a confirmation letter with detailed event information. All services and offerings are provided free of charge thanks to our generous event sponsors and partners.
Event Date: Saturday, August 12, 2017
Event Website: http://www.houstontx.gov/btsf/
Event Time: 8a-2p
Event Number: 713-837-0311 or 311
Comcast NBCU Elevates Houston Community with Mayor's History Makers Awards
In celebration of Black History Month, Comcast recently announced a partnership with City of Houston Mayor, Sylvester Turner, to honor 10 Houston community volunteers at the first-ever Mayor’s History Makers Awards held on February 9, 2018. Held at the Houstonian Hotel, the honorees were recognized for their commitment to making a difference in the community through volunteerism, mentorship, advocacy and civic engagement.
The volunteers were commended as exceptional individuals having demonstrated selfless commitment in their communities. They played a vital role in positive change and continue to help celebrate diversity in the city of Houston. As part of the recognition, each honoree will be featured in a 30-second Public Service Announcement that will air on Comcast cable. In addition, Comcast NBCUniversal will also donate $1,000 to the nonprofit organization of the honoree’s choice.