Avenue was proud to be a part of NeighborWorks Week 2016! June 4th – 11th we joined our fellow NeighborWorks America affiliates across the country in showcasing the collective impacts we are making in our communities.
On June 9th, we celebrated “Stories from the Northside”, honoring community leaders and volunteers in the Near Northside who have gone above and beyond to create the changes they want to see in their neighborhood. Our successful home repair program, Rebuilding Northside Together [Apply for RNT 2017 here], neighborhood festival, Sabor del Northside, and oral history project were all highlighted.
On June 11th, we announced our expansion into the Northline neighborhood with a Northline Family Day. Congresswoman Sheilda Jackson Lee, Mayor Sylvester Turner (pictured here with Mary Lawler), and Councilmember Karla Cisneros were on hand to celebrate a major investment being made in the community by the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation [Read this exciting news! WellsFargoGrant_Northline_News Release].
Together with our community partners, Avenue CDC was excited to embody the theme of NeighborWorks Week “Creating Opportunity” as we expand our efforts northward!