Wearing a grayish felt jacket on top of a bluish imprinted T-Shirt, a casual pair of jeans, a pair of comfy sketchers and a blue NFL cap displaying his Dallas Cowboys pride, Near Northside resident and community leader Mario Martinez confidently gets up in front of groups of parents and community members and addresses them with an outspoken passion for ...more
We, Independence Heights, have been on the path of comprehensive community development since 2007, so when LISC presented the GO Neighborhoods Challenge, we were excited to further our endeavors to mobilize the community towards shared goals and shared efforts. Our efforts began in 2007 when Motherland Inc., Independence Heights Redevelopment Council, Houston Hope, Neighborhood Centers, and the City of Houston ...more
The first Independence Heights Library Task Force Meeting was held at Kennedy Elementary School on March 4 and already is bearing fruit. Twenty-one school librarians, students and community stakeholders attended the March 10 City of Houston Capital Improvement Planning Meeting to advocate for the construction of a public library in Independence Heights.
Task force members, dressed in red shirts to ...more
The The Independence Heights Redevelopment Council’s “Keep it Bright in Independence Heights” initiative was an amazing success! Over twenty-three homes in the community received repairs and fresh paint between June 1, 2009 and July 31, 2009. But more importantly neighbors connected with one another and outside volunteers in this wonderful beautification program.
The purpose of this initiative was to create community ...more
On Saturday, October 3 The Independence Heights Redevelopment Council, in conjunction with the Independence Heights Super Neighborhood Council, held our GO Neighborhood Celebration & Kick Off at the Independence Heights Park, located at 603 E. 35th Street, from 10am to 2pm. Over 200 households came out to learn about the Independence Height's selection and participation in the LISC Great Opportunities ...more