pjruger - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 3:02pm
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!.
pjruger - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 5:59pm
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!
pjruger - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 4:20pm
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.
pjruger - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 8:10am
Last week, The Texas Traditions Luncheon was held at the Crystal Ballroom at the historic Rice Hotel. The event honored Fred Lewis. It was a fantastic event with some of our Empower Houston Leaders (EHL) graduates, guests, politicians, organizers, and other community leaders present. We had a great turn out and it was so wonderful to see the support given to Fred.
pjruger - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 10:45am
Sankofa is a word in the Akan language of Ghana that translates as "reach back and get it" (san - to return; ko - to go; fa - to fetch, to seek and take) (via Wikipedia) and one of our EHL (Empower Houston Leaders) graduate planned to do exactly that! Robbie Vanarsdale held a fund raiser to help send students to Tanzania to seek and take home parts of their heritage.
pjruger - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 2:53pm
Empower Houston Leaders joined with the San Marcos Apartments on Bellfort for a Cinco de Mayo Celebration. There was so much enthusiasm, and we enjoyed introducing ourselves to the community with music, food, and entertainment. It was a great first step in our new relationship with the San Marcos Apartments. Next step? Opening a new resource center as the newest Apartments Are Communities member
pjruger - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 8:10pm
Saturday, we were at the Worker Summit for a Living Wage in Southwest Houston. The event highlighted the need for Immigration reform and a Living Wage for working families with a march and a press conference.
pjruger - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 1:08pm
April and March were great months for our Linda Vista Resource Center. The apartment complex is part of our Apartments are Communities program and the residents developed a full slate of activities for young and old.
pjruger - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 11:29pm
It is very apparent the 84th Texas Legislature is sending everyone a clear message. The Texas Legislature does not care about the average citizen in Texas. The only interest the Legislature has is making sure that businesses are not burdened with any regulations.
pjruger - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 10:35pm
Mayor Annise Parker and Councilman Richard Nguyen presenting the rendering for the new Multipurpose Center.
On April 1st, The Mayor of Houston, Annise Parker, and Councilman District F, Richard Nguyen, attended a meeting in Alief to unveil the Alief Multipurpose Center. The Center is the goal at the end of a long road for Texans Together and the Alief community, both past and present. The community saw a need and worked hard to reach this historic point.
Francisco 'Frank' Garcia, Program Director at Texans Together, has been a major part of the effort. He grew up in the community and has worked with the Alief community for over 7 years with Texans Together. The Center was a major hurdle and finally, finally they've reached it.