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The Mayor of Houston Annise Parker encourages you to consider serving on the City of Houston's Boards and Commissions.

 

Please Click Here to learn how to get involved.

 

Community Events:       

  • Amigos de las Americas (AMIGOS)
    www.amigoslink.org

  • YES Prep
    www.yesprep.org 

  • Financial Aid for Minority Students.
    This aid is open to U.S. citizens or legal residents who have earned a 3.3 cumulative GPA in high school, are planning to enroll at an accredited higher learning institution as first-time college students, and are part of a minority group.
    For more information please visit: http://www.onlineschools.org/financial-aid/minority/  
     
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters High School Mentoring Program
    For more information or to get involved, view here.
  • Newspring + Kauffman Foundation's One Million Cups comes to Houston. Wednesday mornings from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. View here for more information.
  • Parks by You
    Parks by You is a growing coalition of citizens that is organizing to increase access to and improve neighborhood parks and bayous. For more information please visit http://parksbyyou.org/about/what_is_parks_by_you/.
  • Sustainability Plan for 2040
    The plan will build on previous and on-going planning efforts in the region to address sustainability issues in the areas of housing, transportation and infrastructure, the environment, economic development, and healthy communities. It will explore opportunities to improve the region’s most significant resources, including clean air and water, good jobs, safe and attractive neighborhoods, affordable housing, transportation choices, and open spaces and parks. For more information please visit http://www.ourregion.org/
  • Wesley Community Center
    Wesley has been providing services such as early childhood education, after school programs, and programs for seniors among other, to help families. For more information please visit http://www.wesleyhousehouston.org/
       
  • LifeGift Workplace Partnership Program
    Established in 1987, LifeGift is a not-for-profit organ procurement organization that recovers organs and tissue for individuals needing transplants in 109 Texas counties in North, Southeast and West Texas. View here for more information.
  • Subiendo - The Academy for Rising Leaders
    Hosted by the McCombs School of Business and the Texas Exes, the Subiendo Academy is the beginning of an ongoing mentoring relationship between Subiendo participants and University students, alumni, and prominent leaders from a broad spectrum of fields and professions. For more information please visit www.subiendoacademy.org.
     
  • The Houston Minority Business Enterprise Center enhances the economic performance and growth of minority business enterprises in the Houston/Sugar Land/Baytown area by providing assistance through accessing capital, increasing market share and improving business processes. Please visit www.dcmbec.org for more information. 

 

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