Houston Complete Communities

Complete Communities Updates

City of Houston

June 2019

Complete Communities Celebration & Announcement




Acres Home
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Mayor Sylvester Turner joined the Office of Business Opportunity, the Home Builders Institute (HBI), Norbord and other community partners in celebrating the graduation of the 3rd HBI class. As part of the Complete Communities initiative, the program was started in 2018 to provide much needed skilled construction labor for Hurricane Harvey recovery. Since its launch, thirty-five 18-24 year olds have graduated with OSHA certifications and 30 graduates have been placed into employment opportunities.


                                                           
Contact Information: A planner for Acres Home is available via 832-393-6600 or via CC_AcresHome@houstontx.gov. 

 
Gulfton
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Gulfton Super Neighborhood Council: The Gulfton Super Neighborhood Council meetings are held every third Monday of the month. The next meeting is on Monday, June 17, at the Southwest Multi-Service Center, 6400 High Star Drive, from 12 - 1 pm. If you are interested in becoming a member, contact the Gulfton Super Neighborhood at gulftonsnc@gmail.com.  
 
Positive Interaction Program (PIP) Meeting:  The next PIP meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 18, at the Southwest Multi-Service Center, 6400 High Star Dr., from 12 to 1 pm. PIP features speakers from different divisions (Burglary and Theft, Homicide, K-9, Helicopters, etc.) to explain how their division operates. This program is offered so citizens will know what to expect, should they ever need the police.
 
Team up for Houston's Youth: A program of My Brother's Keeper (MBK), the Houston Health Foundation and Bloom Berg Associates; Team up for Houston's Youth provides mentoring and job skill training to students interested in the sports profession. With this program, s tudents from Yes Prep Gulfton had the opportunity to meet with Mayor Turner before attending a Houston Dynamo game.
 

 Team up for Houston Youth participants before a Dynamo game
   
Get Moving Houston Farmers Market: June 4 and 18, from 11 am - 2:30 pm at the Southwest Multi-Service Center, 6400 High Star Dr.

3rd Annual Gulfton HPD Store front Bar-B-Que Fundraiser: June 7, from 11 am - 2 pm at 6227 Southwest Freeway.

Beat the Heat Program : Mayor Turner joined Reliant at the annual Beat the Heat news conference to officially open cooling centers throughout the city. Gulfton's Southwest Multi-Service Center was named as one of the eleven cooling centers which will provide residents access to safe spaces to escape high temperatures during the hottest summer months while conserving energy at home. 




 Beat the Heat Program Opened with Mayor Sylvester Turner  

 
Gulfton Community Bike Ride:
St. Luke's United Methodist Church Gethsemane, 6856 Bellaire Blvd. June 8, 9 am - 12 pm. To register, click here
 

Contact Information: The planners for Gulfton are Tonya Sawyer and Abraham Zorrilla. You can reach them at 832-393-6600 or via CC_Gulfton@houstontx.gov 


Near Northside
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Super Neighborhood #51 Meeting: A Super Neighborhood #51 meeting was held on Thursday, May 23, at 6 pm at the Leonel Castillo Community Center. The purpose of this meeting was to hold an annual election to fill open positions on the Community Leadership Team of the Super Neighborhood Council. The committees also gave their monthly reports. A representative of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research briefly spoke to attendees about conducting a walk audit in Near Northside to assess the availability and conditions of sidewalks, crossings, and other elements. Spanish translations were provided at the meeting by Antena Houston and will provide translations for the remainder of the meetings this year.
 
Memorial Hermann's StepHealthy Program:  Memorial Hermann's StepHealthy Program has been in motion. On every third Saturday of the month at Castillo Park and every fourth Saturday of the month at Moody Park, there are fun activities including a short walk in a park and Zumba classes. Following the physical activities, participants will receive a bag of groceries through a community food fair. In June, the upcoming dates to attend these exercises are Saturday, June 22 at Castillo Park and Saturday, June 29 at Moody Park.
 

 
Contact Information: The planner for Near Northside is Davonte Caldwell. You can reach him at 832-393-6600 or via CC_NearNorthside@houstontx.gov.   

 

Second Ward
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Back to School:  We anticipate several back to school events providing great resources for students in Second Ward as we approach next fall. Registration for the Mayor's Back to School Fest is already open and you must sign up by July 12. For information and registration, please visit   www.houstontx.gov/btsf.  






TechConnect Fairs: Council Member Karla Cisneros is partnering to bring another summer series of TechConnect fairs and interns at locations in Second Ward and District H. Kids will be able to learn to code and interact with technology. The first fair will be held on June 14, from 1 - 4 pm at Eastwood Community Center. Interns will be at Eastwood Community Center and Settegast Community Center. For more information please contact 832-393-3003.




Precinct 2 Community Meeting: Harris County Commissioner Adrian Garcia is looking for residents' feedback and vision for Precinct 2. A meeting on the topic of education will be held on Saturday, June 8, from 10:00 - 11:00 am at Cámara de Empresarios Latinos de Houston at 7047 Harrisburg Boulevard.






Free Fruits & Veggies with SNAP benefits: Urban Harvest is participating in the Double Up Food Bucks program with locations throughout the city. If you spend $1, you get $1 of free fruits and veggies at participating farmers markets. Second Ward residents can visit the East End Farmers Market on Sundays from 10 am - 2 p.m. For more information, please visit https://www.doubleuptexas.org/ .






Constant Contact List: Sign up for the Second Ward Constant Contact list here to ensure you receive information on future happenings in Second Ward. 


Contact Information: The planner for Second Ward is David Welch. You can reach him at 832-393-6600 or via CC_SecondWard@houstontx.gov 

Third Ward
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The Emancipation Park Conservancy is C elebrating Juneteenth on June 15, from 10 am - 5 pm at Emancipation Park.  The theme this year is  "Celebrating Our Legacy, Bridging Future Generations."  Enjoy fun activities for the whole family including kids zone, stage performance, fun park tours, food, games and much more!


SN Meeting, June 20:
 Join the Greater Third Ward Super Neighborhood #67 monthly meeting. The Super Neighborhood meets every third Thursday at the Third Ward Multi-Service Center, 3611 Ennis St., at 6 p.m. Email CC_ThirdWard@houstontx.gov for more information. 


3rd Ward Proud Citizen On Patrol Reports, June 18:  Join the 3rd Ward Complete Communities Safety & Security meeting, 5:30 - 6:30 pm, every 3rd Tuesday of the month. Be sure to stay over for the HPD South Central PIP meeting, 7 - 8 p.m.  Both meetings are held at HPD SC station, 2202 St. Emanuel Street.

Homeownership Fair & Expo, June 15:  Join Neighborhood Recovery Community Development Corporation's Homeownership Fair & Expo Saturday, June 15. The Expo will be held at Jack Yates High School, 3650 Alabama St., 77004, 9:am - 3:00 pm. Admission is FREE.  Register at


2019 Will-A-Thon:  A Will Clinic will be held on Thursday, June 27, from  11:00 am - 4:00 pm at the  Sunnyside Multi-Service Center located at  9314 Cullen Blvd. The d eadline t o register is Friday, June 21. Call Neighborhood Recovery Community Development Corporation at 713-228-0735 to sign up!

Contact Information: The planners for Third Ward are Lynn Henson and Annette Mitchell. You can reach them at 832-393-6600 or via CC_ThirdWard@houstontx.gov.
Tips From the Toolbox
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Disaster Recovery - Hurricane Harvey: Still need help with recovery from Hurricane Harvey? Please visit recovery.houstontx.gov or call 832-393-0550.


 
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