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Alief School Board And District F Forum

We were out at Alief Elsik 9th Grade Center in Alief on September 24th for the first candidate forum.  The forum was sponsored by Texans Together, one our Empower Houston Leaders (EHL) graduates, the International Management District, Boat People SOS, Project Lift Houston, OCA Greater Houston, and Japanese American Citizen League

Out at HCC Alief Hayes Campus

Yesterday, we were out at Houston Community College Alief Hayes Campus.  We registered voters and answered questions about upcoming deadlines like the October 5th Voter registration deadline to vote in the November 5th election.

Outreach at Houston Community College


We were at Houston Community College Northeast for a fair for students in the work study program.  It was a great day and a wonderful opportunity to reach out to students as we looked for our next intern and did voter registration. We spoke with many students about their concerns and what Texans Together was all about.  

Backing Up the Community with Backpacks

We had great month in August.  Last Saturday, the youth of the Falls of Bellaire Resource Center participated in a backpack giveaway through the working family neighborhoods of Alief. TTEF and the Falls of Bellaire Resource Center collaborated with Capo Joe, Mike Miller, Two Sisters Helping Hand, Keith Focus, and Councilman Richard Nguyen's Office.

Falls of Bellaire Resource Center Arts & Crafts

The Falls of Bellaire Resource Center kids took time out from their busy schedules and had an Arts & Crafts Day.  It has been a busy summer in the Falls of Bellaire Resource Center.  Besides the Kick Off Event, they have enjoyed field trips, game days, and the trip to a Water Park, which was a huge hit.  We had a great Empower Houston Leaders (EHL) Youth group there.  They had a Back To School Drive where they gave out 92 bags of school supplies.  There was a teen work program, daily lunch program, and even a Back to School Health Fair.

EHL Back to School Drive

Tuesday, the Youth Empower Houston Leaders (EHL) project was held at the Falls of Bellaire Resource Center. The older teens in the EHL program were participating in a summer program at the Resource Center. The class teaches the fundamentals of direct action organizing,nonprofits, and the fundamentals of organizing your project.  As part of the program, students plan, put together, and put a project into action.  The EHL participants in this program planned and ran a Back to School Drive as their project.  


Alief Summer Bash 2015

Texans Together collaborated for the Alief Summer Bash 2015.  Working with Capo Joe Alief, Prodigal Son House, United Alief Hoods,  Queens and Kings Mentor Program, The Haven, and Alief Homeless Outreach program; Texans helped bring an afternoon of unity at Amity Park.  


Organizer Makes an Impression on Interns

From: Sewa Lead Interns Explore Grass Root Community Work with Together ~ Texans Indo American News 7/2/2015

On June 25th, Frank Garcia, Program Director for Texans Together, met with a group of Interns from SEWA (Selfless Efforts for Welfare of All.) SEWA in sanskrit means service above self. The organization is a 501(c)3, Hindu nonprofit with a mission to serve humanity in distress, aid local communities, and promote volunteerism.  The interns are Houston High School Juniors and Seniors who volunteer in the community over the summer for 50 or more hours.

Falls of Bellaire Re-Opening Kick-off

The Falls of Bellaire Resource Center held an afternoon celebration to kick off the newly redesigned center.  Activities have already been in high gear with a Teen Work Program,  Youth Empower Houston Leaders (EHL), a Lunch Program, and Field Trips for the younger residents.  It was a huge success.  We had a great turn out with residents participating in the games, raffles, face painting, and food.  

The re-opening was definitely a community event with other organizations teaming up with the Apartments are Communities Resource Center to bring the plans to life.  We had the Queens and Kings Mentor Program, Out of the Flames of Ferguson, Lions International, Amerigroup Community Care, Boy Scouts, and Prodigal Son House.  The resident welcomed their support and were deeply appreciative.


Falls of Bellaire Resource Center Busy First Week

Apartments are Communities Falls of Bellaire Apartment Resource Center in Alief had their grand re-opening on June 20th, but before the opening celebration there were already activities.  After putting together the Resource Center in the redesigned space with new flooring and paint, residents immediately were busy putting together events and signing up for programs.  The space will feature morning activities for adults like job presentations, resume building, and gatherings for activities like Bingo and meetings.  In the afternoon, the younger residents will gather at the center for lunch, afterschool activities like arts and crafts, computer lab and field trips, to name just a few.


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