Last Saturday, we were working at the Alief YMCA Healthy Kids Day. We shared tips for being a healthy engaged community member with voter registration, volunteer opportunities, and information on EHL (Empower Houston Leaders) training to turn their passion into projects for their communities.
Last Saturday we were out in Alief working with other community leaders and vendors at an Alief Children's Health Fair. There was a great turnout with over a 100 families before all of the bad weather.
Falls of Bellaire Resource Center kicked off our spring cleaning right with a major overhaul of the Computer Lab. It was out with the old and in with the new as AliefIndependent School District donated twelve computers. The computers are part of a program to help community resource centers meetAlief students’ educational activities by donating surplus computers after equipment upgrades. This is a huge advancement from our currently outdated and barely useable computers to actually working computers!
Having a calling is the most wonderful thing in the world, and it is the absolutely worst thing in the world. Knowing you want to encourage people to take control of their lives, to vote, to turn their passion into their project, and to make their home their community even if it is an apartment, is awesome. However, it is the worst, because you are dependent on other people to donate money to give you that chance to follow that call to serve. Most of the time, you work with businesses who want to help and that is fine and good, until the economy takes a fist to the midsection or another delicate part of the body. That is what has happened to the oil sector of the economy. That is bad for Houston and the nonprofits that work and live here. And itis bad for Texans Together
For Valentine's Day, our Apartment's Are Communities (AAC) Resource Centers put the heart in Valentine's Day. Each center planned group activities for the kids with a party and Valentine's arts and crafts.