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Falls of Bellaire Thanksgiving Crafts

Falls of Bellaire Resource Center got together to start the Thanksgiving holidays early. Crayons at the ready, the littlest residents got down to business.  Soon rainbow turkeys were out in full force.  They joined the rest of the Resource Center's colorful critter creations on the craft wall.


Spooky Fun at Apartments are Communities

Last Friday, Apartments Are Communities scared up a lot of fun at both our Resource Centers with pre-Halloween festivities.  They both decorated and got volunteers involved.  Residents turned out for food, games, and activities with kids in costumes and some early Trick or Treating.  Each center took the time to make sure kids and their parents knew what was coming up in the busy November schedules.

Halloween is a great time for communities to get to know each other.  Kids aren't just running by quickly, they are actually meeting the neighbors.  Adults get to put names with their littlest neighbors. 


Linda Vista Resource Center Gets Down to Work With Job Fair

Last Friday, Linda Vista Resource Center held a Job Fair.  Our new Residential Coordinator, Marissa Baltrip,  arranged to have local employers near the Resource Center as well as National employers like Hilton Hotels. Ms. Ruby Glass of the Near Northwest Management District, which focuses on economic development in the area around the Linda Vista Apartments, gave advice on job hunting and opportunities in the area.  The three hour job fair brought prospective employers together with over 40 attendees.  The employers attending offered advice on the resumes they received, accepted applications, and made followed up appointments.


Fall Festival Brings the Best to Alief

We were out at the International Management District's Fall Festival last Saturday. The weather was perfect for the event and the community responded with a great turnout!  Attendees enjoyed a Farmer's Market with vegetables and even arts & crafts and candles, games, costume contest, moonwalks, and  snocones.


National Night Out Brings Our Communities Together

Tuesday was National Night Out.  The event happens for the rest of the nation in August, but Texas and Florida have the option to move it to October because of our giant oven like weather.  The National Night Out was originally intended to improve the reach of programs like Community Watch Programs and other anti-crime initiatives.  


Apartments Are Communities' two resource centers also participated in the National Night Out organizing an event for their community.  It was an opportunity to bring neighbors out and learn that the people beside them aren't just fellow residents or neighbors, but community. 

Clean Up at Alief Community Park

Saturday, we were out at Alief Community Park.  Texans Together joined with Prodigal Son House, Alief Super Neighborhood, Spice Lane Community Investment Group, and Hope Alief.  Working with three different Alief High Schools and their coaches, we had over 50 high school volunteers come out to help clean up the park. Some of the Home Improvement Shows on television describe hard work, labor, and effort put in as sweat equity.  Our volunteers certainly invested their sweat equity in the park!


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.


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