MBK Houston Movement
MBK Houston Milestone Activity Snapshots
National League of Cities - Community Schools Convening (Philadelphia)
Attendees learned about and visited Community Schools in the City of Philadelphia. As part of the discussion, Mayor Turner introduced his Complete Communities initiative and the group explored ideas that would include aligning the Community Schools model with designated Complete Communities.
MBK Houston Basics Campaign - Sneak Peek
In collaboration with a number of great partners, the Houston Basics Campaign will be launching soon. We will highlight a different video from the Houston Basics campaign each month. We are excited about the widespread dissemination of these important tips!
Houston Public Library - MBK Houston Community and Literacy Fair
With the assistance of our great partners the Fair will offer immunizations, groceries, free books and more. Come out and help us celebrate and promote literacy in the community!
HYPE Freedom Schools - Summer Literacy Programs
This summer MBK is partnering with HYPE Freedom Schools to implement the Freedom School model at two sites in the MBK Feeder Areas: Bethany Baptist Church and Wheatley High School/Finnegan Park. Programming for youth Kindergarten through 8th Grade will run Monday-Friday from 9 am - 3 pm.
Freedom Schools implement a curriculum developed by the Children’s Defense Fund. Freedom Schools provide summer and after-school enrichment that helps children fall in love with reading, increase their self-esteem, and generates more positive attitudes toward learning. Freedom Schools provide nurturing learning environments using a model curriculum that supports children and families around five essential components:
1. High quality academic enrichment.
2. Parent and family involvement.
3. Civic engagement and social action.
4. Intergenerational leadership development.
5. Nutrition, health and mental health.
*Call to Action* Groomed for Literacy - Barbers and Barbershop Owners
- Magnolia Multi-Service Center - 05/22/17 (10 a - 12 p)
- Hiram Clarke Multi-Service Center - 06/05/17 (10 a - 12 p)
HISD Board Approves Partnership to Reach Non-Traditional Students at Multi-Service Centers
The program is scheduled to begin its offerings in August 2017 at the following HHD locations:
- Acres Home (6719 W. Montgomery Road)
- Denver Harbor (6402 Market St.)
- Hiram Clarke (3810 West Fuqua St.)
- Fifth Ward (4014 Market Street)
- Third Ward (3611 Ennis St.)
- Southwest (6400 High Star Dr.)
- Sunnyside (9314 Cullen Blvd.)
MBK Systems of Care Spotlight
MBK Sr. Counselor Roderick Peoples meets with Fleming Middle School students once a week for Aggression Replacement Training (ART). The curriculum focuses on understanding anger and aggression in youth and identifying ways to combat anger and aggression. The curriculum uses role play, modeling and performance feedback from the students. Mr. Peoples also likes to use the time to work with students on valuable skills. Towards the end of a recent session students learned how to dress appropriately for an interview and how to properly tie a four-in-hand knot tie.
Hire Houston Youth - On the Spot Hiring Fairs
MBK is partnering with Mayor Turner's Hire Houston Youth Initiative (HHY) on a series of "On the Spot" Hiring Fairs for young adults ages 16-24. Participating companies include: Kroger, Fiesta, McDonald’s, Four Seasons, ProSTAR Builders and more.
These events will also include access to community resources, financial literacy and scholarship information. Find the location closest to you on the flyer below. More info on HHY efforts at: http://www.houstontx.gov/hirehoustonyouth/index.html
*Job Opportunity* Air Alliance Houston
Air Alliance Houston is hiring Field Interviewers for door-to-door surveying in the 5th Ward/Northside, South Park, and Magnolia Park neighborhoods for their Metal Air Pollution Partnership Solutions (MAPPS) Project. The positions will span Spring and Summer 2017 and offer an estimated 15-25 hours per month.
For more info, call Maria Jimenez (Maria.D.Jimenez@uth.tmc.edu) at 713-500-9284 or Juan Flores at 713-528-3779 or visit http://airalliancehouston.org/about-us/careers-with-air-alliance/.
Universal Elite Aerospace
MBK Houston is partnering with Universal Elite Aerospace and Aviation Community Foundation to leverage the power of aviation / STEM education to inspire students youth to create flight plans for their life - in the aviation industry and beyond. While there are high paying career opportunities in the industry, historically it has not been easy for students to enter the industry due to a lack of pathway and mentoring opportunities.
For more info, please visit: http://www.universalelite.org/signupcontact_us
Teen and Police Service Academy (T.A.P.S.) - Summer Leadership Institute
Both held at 4920 Cullen Blvd.
- Session I: June 5th-9th
- Session II: June 12th-16th
Judge in Houston Strikes Down Harris County’s Bail System
SB4 Will Set Up Police Officers For Failure, Says HPD’s Art Acevedo
According to Chief Acevedo, the law would create "a higher possibility of police officers being accused of racial profiling and HPD can not tolerate racial profiling."
Wheatley/Scarborough HS Students Paint Campus Murals
Reginald Adams and Sacred Sites will be working in the targeted MBK communities to expose students (Questers) to diverse cultures, international communities, the arts and life-skills to prepare them to become global citizens. We will post periodic updates on the project here in the newsletter.
Students at Wheatley and Scarborough High Schools are leaving an artistic legacy for generations to come one paint stroke at a time. This project is made possible by the Houston Museum of African American Culture and My Brother's Keeper Houston.
Images below show Scarborough then Wheatley projects, respectively.
Texans Together - Empower Houston Leaders Graduation
ONE Houston: Our Students, Our City, Our Future
Thursday, May 18th, 6-8pm
1805 West Alabama Street
Community Meeting with Mayor Sylvester Turner
Thursday, May 18th, 6-8pm
2950 Broadway Street
Scarborough Feeder - Community Clean-Up
Saturday, May 20th, 9-11am
3615 Mangum Road
JCS College Skate Night
Friday, June 30th, 7-10pm
3323 East Lockwood Drive
Support The JCS Project and their efforts to continue providing FREE College Care Packages to our Houston youth. Come out to our JCS College Skate Night FUNDRAISER! See attached flyer and more information at www.jcscollegeskatenight.org.
Also, be sure to sign up at https://jcscollegedrive.eventbrite.com/ to pick your 2017-2018 FREE College Care Package! They are preparing to make 500!