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Episcopal Youth help with Home Repairs

July 13, 2016 | By Rob

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 […]

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Reflecting on five years of Community Building and Engagement

July 13, 2016 | By Rob

It has been an honor to work for Avenue CDC with the GO Neighborhoods program on and off since starting here as a LISC AmeriCorps member in 2011. My first year with LISC AmeriCorps was with an agency where I was often frustrated that they were not putting the residents they worked with in the […]

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Scott Fisher: Reflecting on my year of Service

July 13, 2016 | By Rob

My name is Scott Fisher; I am 25 years old from Houston, Texas. Like a lot of millennials my age I came to a crossroads in my life where I felt like I had no idea what I was doing. I was stuck in a dead-end job, struggling with my spiritual life, and struggling in […]

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Avenue Celebrates NeighborWorks Week

July 13, 2016 | By Rob

Avenue Celebrates NeighborWorks Week 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 […]

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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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