District H News
THIS MORNING: 500 Tech Jobs Up For Grabs
Head over to Moody Community Center this morning at the 1st Turnaround Houston! Readiness Fair where community and business leaders connect the hard-to-employ with job opportunities. AT&T for example is hiring 500 tech jobs at the fair with interviews on the spot (in English or Spanish).
When: TODAY, 1/17/19, 9 am - 1 pm
Where: Moody Community Center, 3725 Fulton Street
Kick off a Healthy New Year
Save the date for Council Member Karla Cisneros' Health & Resource Fair in the Second Ward on 1/26. Free health screenings, Houston Food Bank food distribution, free vaccinations for children, diabetes prevention, Zumba sessions, and much more. View the flyer in English here or en espanol aqui.
When: Saturday, January 26th, 10 am - 1 pm
Where: Ripley House, 4410 Navigation
5th - 12th Graders: Career & Etiquette Day
Spread the word to the youth in your life about this opportunity to hear from professionals as they lead small groups to work on skills including personal presentation, how to tie a necktie, strong handshakes, body language, and even sample interview questions. Questions? Call 281-435-8311.
When: Friday, 1/18/19, 2-4 pm
Where: Wesley Community Center, 1410 Lee St.
Aid for Repair of Homes Damaged by Hurricane Harvey
The City has recently received $1.17 billion for housing recovery through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the State of Texas General Land Office. If your home was impacted by Hurricane Harvey and you need help, visit this website to take the survey.

If you live in the Independence Heights neighborhood and your home was damaged by Hurricane Harvey, contact Rebuilding Together by sending an email here or calling 713-659-2511. All repairs completed are at no cost to home owners.
2nd Ward: Wills, Trusts, & Estate Plans
Register now to attend an event with volunteer attorneys presenting information on how to prepare a will, different types of trusts, and the consequences of dying without a will. Visit this website for more info. Admission is free but registration required. Dinner will be served.
When: 1/24/19, 6-8 pm
Where: Ripley House, 4410 Navigation
Early Voting Underway: Texas House Dist. 145
A special election date has been announced for January 29th to fill the Texas House of Representatives District 145 seat recently vacated by former Rep. Carol Alvarado. Early voting is currently underway. Visit this website for a list of polling locations and hours. Para espanol, contactenos al 832-393-3003
41st "Original" MLK, Jr. Day Parade
Mayor Turner invites you to join him and the Houston Black Heritage Society at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade, a celebration of unity and a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy. The parade grand marshals are U.S. Congressman John Lewis, George Springer of the Houston Astros and Grammy nominated performer Brian Courtney Wilson.  Visit this website for more info. Para espanol, contactenos al 832-393-3003.
When: 1/21/19, 10 am
Where: Downtown Houston
Artists: Grant Deadline Approaching
Let Creativity Happen! Express Grants are designed to encourage artists and creative individuals to take creative risks that may not qualify for more traditional funding opportunities. Visit this website for more info.
  • Max Award: $2,500
  • Grant term is a maximum of one year
  • Next deadline: 1/28/19 at 5:30 pm
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!