Every 9 minutes, a child in Texas experiences abuse or neglect. Nearly 4,000 children in the Houston area have experienced such life-threatening abuse or neglect that they had to be removed from their homes and placed in foster care. Child Advocates trains everyday people to advocate for the best interests of these children in court so they can find safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible. Ashley Brockette, PR/Marketing talks about how you can support the organization.
The mission of the Harris County Constable’s Office Precinct One is to enhance the quality of life in our precinct by working in partnership with the community and to enforce laws, preserve the peace, reduce fear and provide a safe environment. Our Mandate is to do so with honor and integrity while at all times conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards to maintain public confidence. Community Outreach Director, Erica Davis talks about different way they are building bridges between law enforcement and the community.
The Immunization Partnership helps individuals, physicians and others to make smart choices about protecting their communities from vaccine-preventable diseases. Every year, roughly 3 million people die from vaccine-preventable diseases worldwide, and countless more suffer life-long disabilities. TIP endeavors to prevent what's preventable. All across Texas, TIP conducts community and provider forums to educate the public on the latest in vaccine-related science and policy, advocates for evidence-based legislation, and builds the capacity of community-based immunization coalitions.
Allison Winnike, President and CEO spoke about flu season and the importance of getting vaccinated.
The Woods Project (TWP) provides low-income high school students with transformative, experiential learning opportunities in the outdoors. Beginning in 2006 with 11 students in Yosemite, TWP now serves nearly 700 students each year. TWP offers students the kind of access to outdoor spaces and recreational activities that are more common among their higher-income peers. Students leave TWP programming with the life and leadership skills needed for success. For More Information, please visit: www.thewoodsproject.org
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.
The Mexican Institute of Greater Houston (MIGH) is a significant contributor to Community Development because we are increasing our student’s workforce skills so they can opt for better paid jobs. MIGH offers Basic Computer Technology Literacy Education for Adults. It is taught in English and Spanish and reaches parents through the schools attended by their children (K-12). We have been educating at risk LEPs about the benefits of using computers at home and at work, teaching them several software packages. Our programs primarily serve parents (80% woman/20% men) of school-aged children throughout the State of Texas. Carlos J. Lopez, President spoke about their Computer Literacy Courses for Adults.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston is the region's leading youth-development organization. Since our beginning in 1952 as The Variety Boys Club, we've achieved an enviable record of creatively engaging, educating and empowering low-income youth in ways that improve their chances of achieving and sustaining academic and economic success.
Our vision is to put success within reach for our Club members and keep them on track to graduate from high school. We help them realize a positive plan for the future that includes good character, citizenship, and a healthy lifestyle.
Over 11,000 youth ages 6 to 17 walk through our doors each year for our after school and summer programs. BGCGH is a safe haven for kids who commonly live in the midst of chaotic, dangerous neighborhoods and have limited positive relationships. At our Clubs, youth are provided meals, strong role models, homework assistance, organized athletics, character development and access to the arts. At our Clubs, there's an opportunity for every kid to get involved and learn something new.
None of our work would be possible without the vision of our founders, Paul Boesch, Eddy Scurlock, Bob Smith and George Strake, Sr., and the commitment of our dedicated Board of Trustees, Leadership Team, full- and part-time employees and our more than 800 corporate and individual volunteers. A private, nonprofit organization, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston relies on private, corporate, individual and United Way funding to fill the gap between membership dues of just $5.00 per child per year and our operational expenses.
Fore More Information: http://bgcgh.org/
Since 1923, Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park has been one of Houston's most beloved cultural treasures, a gathering place for the community and the site of thousands of memorable free performances. That's over 90 years of memories!
For More Information, please visit www.milleroutdoortheatre.com
The Houston Bar Association Auxiliary (HBAA)'s mission is to assist the Houston Bar Association, the Houston Lawyer's Association and the State Bar of Texas to promote a better understanding of the relationship between the general public and the legal profession through community service projects and to encourage social relationships among its members. To find out more about their services, please visit www.hba-aux.org
This June, expect to be engaged, enraptured and invigorated when classical music's rising stars perform major classical and contemporary works by luminaries including Daniel Catan, Chausson, Elgar, Mussorgsky, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Shostakovich and Strauss, among others, at the 28th Annual Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival (TMF).
The TMF "Cool & Classical" Orchestra Series, staged on four consecutive Saturday nights June 10 through July 1, will showcase the crame de la crame of pre-professional musicians here to study and perform with world-class conductors, soloists and faculty artists at the University of Houston (UH) Moores Opera House and the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. This year marks the TMF conducting debuts of Andras Franco June 17 and Brett Mitchell June 23-24.
For our full program schedule, go to www.tmf.uh.edu.