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11-year-old’s brutal murder spotlights an urgent need for change – Editorial in Houston Chronicle

June 07, 2016 | By Rob

This article was published in the Houston Chronicle on May 26th.   Through decades of neglect, Houston’s leaders have failed the Northside. Poor public services, inadequate infrastructure and a growing homeless population have created challenges for this historic neighborhood just north of Houston’s downtown. Last week, the consequences of these collective failures became painfully and […]

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Rebuilding Northside Together Repairs 15 Homes!

March 14, 2016 | By Rob

Thank you so much to all of the teams and volunteers that came out on Saturday February 20th for Rebuilding Northside Together 2016. We were able to repair and paint 15 houses in one day! This project is very important to help sustain the integrity of the neighborhood. Here are some actions shots from the […]

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Near Northside GO Neighborhoods 2016 Quality of Life Agreement 2.0 Implementation Grants

March 10, 2016 | By Rob

Grant Application Deadline: April 18, 2016 9:00pm Near Northside GO Neighborhoods Quality of Life Agreement Project Grant Request QLA 2.0 2016 Implementation Download Here: QLA.2016 application Great Opportunities (GO) Neighborhoods is a program of LISC Houston that supports comprehensive community development. For a detailed description go to www.go-neighborhoods.org. Avenue CDC is the Near Northside Convening Agency […]

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CANDO Houston Community Leadership and Advocacy Training

March 08, 2016 | By Rob

Included here are excerpts of the report compiled by CANDO Houston on their leadership and advocacy training offered in the summer of 2015 in the Near Northside.  Background In the Summer of 2015, CANDO Houston (CDH) completed its 7th implementation of the Community Leadership and Advocacy Training with community members in the Near Northside of […]

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