The Near Northside Block Captains began as a call to action for residents who wanted to share more information with their neighbors and begin to engage residents in community action projects. The drive to create this network stemmed from the tragic murder of 11-year old Marshall Middle School student, Josue Flores, who was murdered as he walked home from school. ...more
GO Neighborhoods is Growing!
We are excited to share some news with you - LISC's Great Opportunities (GO) Neighborhoods initiative is expanding in 2017!
GO Neighborhoods is a multi-year, place based approach to comprehensive community development. For Houston LISC, GO Neighborhoods is how we help neighbors build strong communities of opportunity. The initiative:
• Drives investments to underserved communities
• Transforms place and people
• Builds the ...more
Last July, Ketelsen Elementary hosted the Ketelsen Spark Park Field Good Day. The event was created as a way for Near Northside residents to unwind and enjoy a day at the local Spark Park with friends and neighbors.
In an effort to showcase the burgeoning school to the public, Ketelsen partnered with Avenue to create a mural to the school via ...more
On June 21st the youth CUSE, which is a service group from Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Houston, helped paint the exterior of Mr. Wells’ house on Melbourne. The house looked incomplete from the outside with very spotty painting all around and an unpainted porch. CUSE brought 15 volunteers ranging from grade 5 through grade 10 to help paint the ...more