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‘Faith in Action’ is bringing scripture alive with good works

Third Ward is home to a huge amount of Houston history. It’s also home to a history-making faith-based collaborative known as the Faith in Action workgroup. The Emancipation Economic Development Council (EEDC) is a collaborative of faith-based organizations, nonprofits, CDCs, businesses, local government entities and other community stakeholders seeking to revitalize and preserve Third Ward’s rich African-American history and makeup. The EEDC’s Faith in Action workgroup focuses on ways to engage churches, temples and mosques in and around Third Ward to contribute to this work of making Third Ward more economically prosperous.
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TSU student Princess Jackson on mission to ‘Sock Out Poverty’

Princess Jackson, a freshman at Texas Southern University (TSU) is on a mission to stamp out poverty in Houston – one sock at a time. Jackson founded Sock Out Poverty, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization when she was nine years old and has given out over 15,000 pairs of socks to people in need.

City celebrates Arbor Day with tree-planting event at Montie Beach Park

Eddie and Jennifer Gatica make numerous weekly trips to Montie Beach Park with their young son and have experienced its serenity and beauty. So when they heard about a recent project meant to add to the park’s amenities for future generations, it made too much sense to take part in it.
Houston Chronicle

Gala themed to circus magic to benefit Friendswood library

In hopes of purchasing a mobile library vehicle, the Friends of the Friendswood Public Library will host its Night Circus: Black, White and Read Gala on Saturday, March 5 at the library, 416 S. Friendswood Drive. The group’s inaugural gala was in 2019 before the pandemic. Library director Matt...
Houston Chronicle

Katy ISD unblocks some LGBTQ+ sites, but not the Trevor Project

Katy ISD has allowed access to at least two websites previously blocked from student WiFi access that serve LGBTQ+ youth after a group of students began asking the district to change its policy, a Houston Chronicle analysis found. The school system, however, has not yet allowed access to the website...

West Street Recovery seeks Interns

West Street Recovery, a grassroots disaster recovery organization based in Northeast. Houston that was formed in 2017 after Hurricane Harvey and whose work is rooted in racial and environmental justice, is seeking up to two Interns for Spring 2022. WSR is horizontally governed and makes decisions through consensus. This means...

Women supporting orphans

Women for Orphans Worldwide (WOW) Houston raised more than $80,000 for orphaned and vulnerable children in Guatemala at its fourth annual Circle of Hope Market, which was held at the home of Dean and Regina Lane. WOW Houston, a national auxiliary of the Orphan Outreach programs in Guatemala, was founded by Memorial-area mothers and daughters who wanted to help orphaned and vulnerable children and families in Guatemala. The Orphan Outreach Marketplace is an online-only social enterprise that benefits the children it serves as well as the artisans whose work is sold. As part of the Circle of Hope event, items are brought in from the Marketplace for an in-person market experience. Tim Martiny, founder of the nonprofit CadaNiño, and whose work is supported by WOW Houston, was the special guest. Pictured are Circle of Hope Market chairs and WOW founders (from left) Suzanne Odum, Amy Hubbard, Terri Tarwater, Regina Lane, Robin Conner, Julie Treadwell, Heather Rexrode, and Christina Morse.

2022 Fort Bend Chamber’s 50Th Chairman’s Gala Featuring Legacy Band

The night will unfold with a complimentary cocktail reception starting at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner and brief awards. The celebration continues as guests enter a festive ballroom experiencing the ultimate Motown party with live musical entertainment from Legacy Band. Sponsors for the 2022 Chairman’s Gala include:. Greatest Hits...