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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.

Falls of Bellaire Resource Center Coming Together

After the new management took over at the Mai Apartments at the first of the year, the Resource Center was put on hold.   The space needed to have work done on it and with the with the management working on the property, the Center had to wait for it's turn. Eventually, it's turn came.  The center got its much need facelift with fresh paint and new floors.  Then the residents came together to unload the storage unit and get everything into the center.  

Great Meeting for Alief!

Last week Texans Together hosted a meeting for AIM (Assessment, Intervention, and Mobilization) For Alief.  The AIM project survey was conducted by the City of Houston with Texans Together participated in the data collection.  Last week leaders from the community were brought together at the Alief Community Center to make plans on the Intervention Phase.  The group will use the data to complete plans and reach out to the community to address the concerns identified in the survey!.

 

Looking for Leaders to AIM for Alief

The surveys for the AIM (Assessment, Intervention, and Mobilization) project conducted by the City of Houston are complete.  Texans Together participated in the data gathering and we're excited to be involved in the next state, Intervention!

Great Kick-off for EHL Social Justice

Saturday, we had an outstanding turnout for our first Empower Houston Leaders (EHL) Social Justice Class.  Echoing the theme of the historic and beautiful SHAPE Center, on Live Oak, the participants gathered to discuss ways to unite and strengthen their communities.  

 

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