District H News
Summer Employment through TechConnect Internship
Council Member Cisneros is hiring youth, ages 16-24 to lead STEM activities for children at District H parks this summer. The program runs from 10am-2pm, M-F, July 5th - August 5th, for $12/hour. The internship is a leadership opportunity and resume builder for high school and college students. Learn more about TechConnect here. Preference given to applicants who reside in District H.
Register today so that you can interview on Saturday, April 2nd! Apply here.
Rain Drops & Laptops Giveaway
In celebration of Earth Day, Council Member Cisneros is hosting an Earth Day giveaway event, in partnership with Comp-U-Dopt and the Galveston Bay Foundation. Three hundred qualifying District H families will receive a free laptop computer and forty families will also receive a free rain barrel while supplies last. Follow this link for full details and click here to register.
When: Sat, Apr 9th, 10am-12pm
Where: 1602 Airline Dr
Confronting Racism, Justice and Equity
On Saturday, April 2nd, the City of Houston will commemorate Joe Campos Torres with the dedication of a new plaza and portion of the trail along Buffalo Bayou in his name.
Joe's brutal murder almost 45 years ago while in custody of HPD, was a pivotal and historical moment in Houston History that marked the beginning of police reform in Houston.
Mark your calendars and please join us in remembering and honoring Joe Campos Torres. The ceremony begins at 1pm and will be followed by a celebration, featuring music by Tejano legend, Little Joe and La Familia.
When: Sat, Apr 2nd, 1-3pm
Where: 1301 Commerce St. at Buffalo Bayou
Town Hall Meetings on Redistricting
The City will soon be holding a community meeting in each council district to solicit public input about the redistricting plan based on the 2020 Census. The District H meeting will take place in-person at Moody Park Recreation Center on Thursday, April 7th. Follow this link to view the anticipated timeline for redistricting benchmark dates.
Next week's City Council Agenda is expected to include a resolution to adopt redistricting criteria for establishing single-member Council districts, and redistricting guidelines for proposed plans from the public.
When: Thurs, Apr 7th, 6-8 pm
Where: Moody Park Recreation Center, 3725 Fulton St
Mayor Turner's 2022 Volunteer Service Awards  
Congratulations to Pastor Enid S. Henderson on being named one of 25 Houstonians recognized for exemplary volunteer service to the City and Houston residents. Pastor Enid Henderson and her congregation at Ebenezer United Methodist Church have partnered with the Department of Neighborhoods' Good Neighbor Project, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service kindness projects benefitting 200 seniors, as well as on District H Spay/Neuter events in Independence Heights.
Bike in the City with UHD & Houston BCycle
UH Downtown Bike Club hosts monthly rides in collaboration with Houston BCycle to encourage people looking to start riding a bike in the city. Start at UHD’s Jesse J. Jones Gym, and ride through beautiful Hermann Park for an 8-mile round-trip ride. Register here.
When: March 17th, April 7th, May 4th, at 6pm
Where: UHD Bike Sign, 150 Girard St.
Volunteer Clean Up Day at Historic Eastex Jensen Cemetery
This Saturday is the Volunteer Clean-Up Dat at Historic McDaniel Street Cemetery in Eastex-Jensen. Volunteers will pick up trash and small branches in the cemetery, and clean grave markers. There will be refreshments.  See flyer and register here.
When: Sat, Mar 19th, 8am-12pm
Where: 3098 McDaniel St 
Spring Break Festival 2022
Light of the World Church is hosting a Spring Break Festival this Friday and Saturday. This family event will feature food, music, games, and more. All are welcome!
When: Mar 19th, 9am-10pm, & Mar 20, 10am-8pm
Where: Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy
Cigna Sunday in the Park's Spring Fling this Sunday
Cigna Sunday in the Park kicks off their spring season with a Spring Fling at Hidalgo Park on March 20th. There will be music, dancing, food, and games. All are welcome to this free event. Click here to view full flyer.
When: Sun, Mar 20th, 12-4pm
Where: 7000 Avenue Q
March Against Crime at Clark Park
The Houston Police Department is holding their March Against Crime! family event in Clark Park. The annual March on Crime initiative promotes crime prevention and positive community engagement. The free community event also features COVID vaccines and boosters, community resources, and more. Click here to view full flyer.
When: Sun, Mar 26th, 10am-1pm
Where: 9718 Clark Rd
Trash Bash Community Clean Up
The 2022 Trash Bash will occur on Saturday, March 26th. The clean up sites will include White Oak Music Hall, Woodland Park, and Embry Street. Volunteers will receive free lunch. Groups are encouraged to pre-register for the free event here.
When: Sat, Mar 26th, 8am-12pm
Where: 210 Glen Park
Health Fair/Fiesta de Salud in Eastex-Jensen
Baylor College of Medicine is hosting a Health Fair/Fiesta de Salud at the North East Community Center on Saturday, March 26th. The event promotes wellness for the whole family with a variety of free healthcare services, including COVID-19 vaccination, diabetes/blood pressure screenings, teen healthcare services, mental health services, free/discounted healthcare signup, and dental exam.s Click here to view full flyer.
When: Sat, Mar 26th, 9am-1pm
Where: 10918 Bentley St
Register for Free Cat Neutering
If you have a male cat that needs to be neutered, the Houston Humane Society is offering free cat neutering services during their Fix Felix event on April 6th. The services are for male cats only. Appointments are required for this one-time annual event, so register here today!
When: Wed, Apr 6th
Where: 14700 Almeda Rd
Annual Adjustment to Water & Wastewater Rates
Houston Public Works is notifying residents of the new automatic annual water and wastewater rate increase of 5.6%. The new rates will go into effect on April 1, 2022. The following link www.Houstonwater.org has the rate calculator to calculate updated water and wastewater charges.
Communicators on Patrol with Houston Police Department
HPD's Communicators on Patrol program enhances and facilitates communication between police officers and non-English speaking community members. Trained volunteers provide language assistance to police officers responding to calls or engaging in community events.
For more information click here, or contact the Office of Community Affairs and request to speak to Officer Rafael Pantoja at 713-308-3200.
Free HCDE Certification Programs
Harris County Department of Education is offering free job training programs in two career fields.

The NCCER Core Training prepares participants with knowledge and skills to secure entry level industrial jobs.
Registration: Tues, Mar 22-Thurs, Mar 24, 9:30-11am
Where: 263 N Sam Houston Pkwy E Suite I-H16

The Nursing Assistant Program provides certification for those looking to start a career in the medical field.
Registration: Tues, Mar 22-Thurs, Mar 24, 5:30-7pm
Where: 263 N Sam Houston Pkwy E Suite I-H16

Need Additional Resources?
Check out our District H Resources Page for links and more information about available resources. Resources are updated every week.
Download the 311 app to your Android or iPhone. When you see an issue in your neighborhood, use the app to report it. You can even include photos! If you prefer to talk directly to a representative about your issue, or want to request information about City resources, birth certificates, elections, and more, call 713-837-0311. Remember: Always call 911 in the case of an emergency!