Hear the MAPPS team's research findings on potential health risks associated with air emissions from metal recycling facilities in Houston and what they mean to you at the Community Forum next week. Click here for more info.When: 11/13, 6-7:30 pm | Where: Sherman ES, 1909 McKee St.
Second Ward: Maker to Market
TXRX is hosting a a showcase of student work displaying their newly discovered maker-skills and social-impact projects. RSVP by emailing here. When: 11/16, 5:30-7pm | Where: 205 Roberts St.
Need A Will?
Volunteer attorneys will prepare wills free of charge for qualifying Houston residents on 11/17 and 12/8 at Wesley Community Center. Interested? Call 713-228-0735 to apply by11/12.
Quality Youth Programs
Council Member Cisneros encourages parents to use Out 2 Learn to find quality afterschool and out-of-school programs. Click here to find a program in your area.
Neighborhood Depository Hours
Due to Daylight Savings Time, neighborhood depositories will operate 9am - 6 pm. Click here for info.
Adopt a Drain, Name a Drain, Prevent Flooding!
Houston's Adopt-A-Drain program launched April 2018 and upgrades have been unveiled recently, including the naming feature. The program allows the community to help prevent future flooding and keeps neighborhood storm drains clean. As Adopt-A-Drain partners, program participants are asked to keep their drain clear by cleaning it at least 4x/year (especially before it rains). Click here for info.
Checking Kids for Lead Poisoning
Children between 6 months and 6 years old living in a house built before 1978 may have been exposed to lead. There is no safe level of lead exposure and lead poisoning affects a child's ability to learn. The City of Houston's Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) provides blood lead testing, community outreach, environmental investigation, and case follow-up for children who qualify. Click here for more info.
Click here for a list of programs and events at your neighborhood library this month, including programs like a scheduled after-school zone, an open job lab, and STEM at Your Library program.
Art Grants + Funding Opportunities: Check It Out Before Deadlines!
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!