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Healthy Outdoor Communities Seeks Community Engagement Liaisons

Help shape the future of parks and green spaces in Acres Home! Join the Healthy Outdoor Communities (HOC) team as a Community Engagement Liaison. Positions are part-time and available to Acres Home residents only for a $400 monthly stipend. Email a letter of interest to hoc@neoproject.org.


Social Media Campaign Encourages Residents to Help Keep Streetlights Bright

To fulfill the Acres Home Action Plan goal to maintain well lit streets by improving streetlighting, the All Lights On, Houston social media campaign urges residents to report inoperable streetlights by calling CenterPoint at 713.207.2222.

If tree canopies are blocking working streetlights, residents can request tree trimming by calling Houston 311 at 3.1.1 or 713.837.0311.

To promote the All Lights On, Houston! social media campaign, screenshot the graphic above and use the messages below and post on your social media accounts.

Message #1:

Let’s shine a light on our communities: Lights On, Houston!

Report inoperable streetlights by address or streetlight number to

CenterPoint Call: 713.207.2222 or 800.322.7143.

Request tree canopy trimming by calling 3-1-1 or email 311@houstontx.gov

Message #2:

Suggested Post text: Let’s keep our streets safe: Lights On, Houston!

Report inoperable streetlights by address or streetlight number

CenterPoint Call: 713.207.2222 or 800.322.7143.

Request tree canopy trimming by calling 3-1-1 or email 311@houstontx.gov

Message #3:

Let’s light the way for our neighbors: Lights On, Houston!

Report inoperable streetlights by address or streetlight number

CenterPoint Call: 713.207.2222 or 800.322.7143.

Request tree canopy trimming by calling 3-1-1 or email 311@houstontx.gov


Walk With a Doc In Acres Home


Join Dr. Ifedi, Memorial Hermann, at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November at Highland/Desoto Park located at 3316 Desoto Park and enjoy a safe place to walk while being educated about diabetes and other health conditions to live a healthier lifestyle.

This Step Healthy event is free and all are welcome. For questions, contact 713.338.5997.


SER Jobs Offers Paid Career Training for Young Adults

The Youthbuild program offered by SER Jobs for Progress provides hands-on learning, real world training for young adults ages 16 - 24 years old. This program includes GED classes, on-the-job construction training, and job certification. Contact 713.773.6000 for more information.


MAM Helps Acres Home Residents "Great Ahead"

Memorial Assistance Ministries (MAM) designed the Getting Ahead program to assist Acres Home residents with learning how to build resources that create the sustainability needed for a financially strong and healthy household.

This 20 week program is available for residents within the MAM zip code area. Participants must have access to the internet for participate in online classes and agree to be visible on-screen. Visit www.mamhouston.org for a list of other requirements. Participants will receive a $25 gift card per session, class materials, and other financial incentives for completed class sessions.

Contact Yvonne Green at ygreen@mamhouston.org or call 713.574.7534 to register.


Sowing Seeds Community Garden Launches Phase One of the Bethune Empowerment Center Project

Recently, the Bethune Empowerment Center (BEC) welcomed the opening of the Acres Home Farmers Market Sowing Seeds Community Garden. This existing garden relocated to the BEC at 2500 S. Victory Drive, and continues to provide affordable produce and other items by local vendors.

This community garden launched phase one of the BEC redevelopment project. Future development included in phase one also includes conference rooms, administrative office space, breakroom areas, collaborative working and circulations spaces, commercial test kitchen, event space, community meeting and multi-purpose use spaces.

This community garden is hosted by the Communities or Better Health and the Acres Home Health Action Team. These groups help implement the suggestions provided by residents of Acres Home as detailed in the Acres Home Complete Communities Health Action Plan. For more information about the Sowing Seeds Community Garden, visit the Acres Home Health Action Team website.


HBI, Recruit Skilled Workers from HBI's Gulfton and Acres Home Trades Programs

The Home Builders Institute (HBI), a national leader in career training for the building industry, has graduates that area ready to work in any construction job or project.

HBI students receive work-based learning and training at the Acres Home or Gulfton campuses. Training includes building walls, installing roofs, doors, windows, electrical systems, and more. Students receive OSHA and other industry recognized safety certifications.

For more information about the Gulfton campus, contact Bernice Langdon at 346-324-4794 or email BLangdon@hbi.org. For more information about the Acres Home campus, contact Ramona Edwards at 281-309-1012 or email REdwards@hbi.org.


Acres Home Progress Report

The Acres Home Complete Communities Action Plan has made great progress! The Economy and Jobs, Education, and Housing workgroups lead the way at 87% completeness. The Civic Engagement, Health, and Neighborhood Character workgroups need additional support.


ACRES HOME ACTION PLAN PRIORITIZATION SURVEY RESULTS

Recently, the Acres Home community provided their feedback regarding the Action Plan priority projects that need additional support. Out of the 66 visitors to this survey, 33 responses ranked the priority for these remaining projects.

Community leaders are needed to guide these following projects to completion. Please provide contact information in the comment section below if interested in serving as a community project leader!

Community Engagement

1. Provide information on area civic clubs and Super Neighborhood Councils, officers, bylaws, schedules, and agendas. SCORE: 2.67

2. Create Neighborhood Action Task Force Teams. SCORE: 2.64

3. Establish quarterly meetings across civic clubs, Super Neighborhood Councils, and city representatives. SCORE 2.45

4. Promote area civic club meetings. SCORE: 2.24

Health

1. Dental Healthcare SCORE: 3.79

2. Expand access to substance abuse treatment programs.

SCORE: 3.09

3. Attract a gym, wellness center to Acres Home. SCORE: 3.00

4. Expand access to mental health services. SCORE: 2.61

5. Attract healthy restaurant options. SCORE: 2.52

Mobility & Infrastructure

1. Car Share program SCORE: 2.82

2. Maintain and expand area bus stops and shelters. SCORE: 1.94

3. Improve drainage. SCORE: 1.24

Neighborhood Character

1. Create Master Plan SCORE: 2.21

2. Develop deed restrictions and other neighborhood protection strategies SCORE 1.91

3. Maintain vacant lots SCORE: 1.88

Parks Community Amenities

1. Provide amenities along hike and bike trails. SCORE: 2.09

2. Improve Carver Park (Winzer Park). SCORE: 2.00

3. Evaluate and improve existing community centers. SCORE: 1.91

Safety

1. Address animal welfare. SCORE: 2.48

2. Address stray pets. SCORE: 2.00

3. Improve street lighting. SCORE: 1.61


ACRES HOME HEALTH ACTION TEAM RELOCATES FARMERS MARKET TO BETHUNE EMPOWERMENT CENTER

Fresh fruits and veggies and other locally produced food items are now available for purchase at the Bethune Empowerment Center.

Support the Acres Home Farmers Market at its new location from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every first and third Saturday at 2500 South Victory Drive. Hosted by the Acres Home Health Action Team, this family-oriented shopping environment serves as a platform for economic development while expanding access to fresh and healthy foods.

Interested vendors may apply to participate. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.


Are you interested in working with the Acres Home Health Action Team (AHHAT)? Please email-acreshomeshat@gmail.com. Visit Acres Homes Health Action Team (ahhat.org) website to learn more. The AHHAT meets virtually every 3rd Wednesday of the month.




HCC Automotive program offers students the opportunity to gain industry specializations

Interested adults living in the Acres Homes community can enroll in automotive training and gain an industry specialization close to home. The automotive, auto body, and heavy vehicle and diesel repair programs help to prepare students for careers in various transportation industries. HCC offers certificates and degrees utilizing high-tech training and the latest technology and equipment. Training is available in north Houston at the Automotive Technology Training Center, 4638 Airline Drive, Houston TX 77022.

In addition to the hands-on experience, students have access to online curricula and specializations offered by industry leaders such as Ford, Audi, Subaru, AC Delco, Toyota, Cummins, I-Car, and other products at no cost. Graduates are able to use their specializations at dealerships, repair and maintenance franchises, heavy equipment companies, independent shops, and as entrepreneurs.

The demand for repair technicians in transportation continues to grow and HCC is focused on delivering highly skilled graduates to industry. Financial aid available for those who qualify. For more information, call 713-718-8100 or visit hccs.edu/automotive.

Healthy Outdoor Communities Seeks Community Engagement Liaisons

Help shape the future of parks and green spaces in Acres Home! Join the Healthy Outdoor Communities (HOC) team as a Community Engagement Liaison. Positions are part-time and available to Acres Home residents only for a $400 monthly stipend. Email a letter of interest to hoc@neoproject.org.


Social Media Campaign Encourages Residents to Help Keep Streetlights Bright

To fulfill the Acres Home Action Plan goal to maintain well lit streets by improving streetlighting, the All Lights On, Houston social media campaign urges residents to report inoperable streetlights by calling CenterPoint at 713.207.2222.

If tree canopies are blocking working streetlights, residents can request tree trimming by calling Houston 311 at 3.1.1 or 713.837.0311.

To promote the All Lights On, Houston! social media campaign, screenshot the graphic above and use the messages below and post on your social media accounts.

Message #1:

Let’s shine a light on our communities: Lights On, Houston!

Report inoperable streetlights by address or streetlight number to

CenterPoint Call: 713.207.2222 or 800.322.7143.

Request tree canopy trimming by calling 3-1-1 or email 311@houstontx.gov

Message #2:

Suggested Post text: Let’s keep our streets safe: Lights On, Houston!

Report inoperable streetlights by address or streetlight number

CenterPoint Call: 713.207.2222 or 800.322.7143.

Request tree canopy trimming by calling 3-1-1 or email 311@houstontx.gov

Message #3:

Let’s light the way for our neighbors: Lights On, Houston!

Report inoperable streetlights by address or streetlight number

CenterPoint Call: 713.207.2222 or 800.322.7143.

Request tree canopy trimming by calling 3-1-1 or email 311@houstontx.gov


Walk With a Doc In Acres Home


Join Dr. Ifedi, Memorial Hermann, at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November at Highland/Desoto Park located at 3316 Desoto Park and enjoy a safe place to walk while being educated about diabetes and other health conditions to live a healthier lifestyle.

This Step Healthy event is free and all are welcome. For questions, contact 713.338.5997.


SER Jobs Offers Paid Career Training for Young Adults

The Youthbuild program offered by SER Jobs for Progress provides hands-on learning, real world training for young adults ages 16 - 24 years old. This program includes GED classes, on-the-job construction training, and job certification. Contact 713.773.6000 for more information.


MAM Helps Acres Home Residents "Great Ahead"

Memorial Assistance Ministries (MAM) designed the Getting Ahead program to assist Acres Home residents with learning how to build resources that create the sustainability needed for a financially strong and healthy household.

This 20 week program is available for residents within the MAM zip code area. Participants must have access to the internet for participate in online classes and agree to be visible on-screen. Visit www.mamhouston.org for a list of other requirements. Participants will receive a $25 gift card per session, class materials, and other financial incentives for completed class sessions.

Contact Yvonne Green at ygreen@mamhouston.org or call 713.574.7534 to register.


Sowing Seeds Community Garden Launches Phase One of the Bethune Empowerment Center Project

Recently, the Bethune Empowerment Center (BEC) welcomed the opening of the Acres Home Farmers Market Sowing Seeds Community Garden. This existing garden relocated to the BEC at 2500 S. Victory Drive, and continues to provide affordable produce and other items by local vendors.

This community garden launched phase one of the BEC redevelopment project. Future development included in phase one also includes conference rooms, administrative office space, breakroom areas, collaborative working and circulations spaces, commercial test kitchen, event space, community meeting and multi-purpose use spaces.

This community garden is hosted by the Communities or Better Health and the Acres Home Health Action Team. These groups help implement the suggestions provided by residents of Acres Home as detailed in the Acres Home Complete Communities Health Action Plan. For more information about the Sowing Seeds Community Garden, visit the Acres Home Health Action Team website.


HBI, Recruit Skilled Workers from HBI's Gulfton and Acres Home Trades Programs

The Home Builders Institute (HBI), a national leader in career training for the building industry, has graduates that area ready to work in any construction job or project.

HBI students receive work-based learning and training at the Acres Home or Gulfton campuses. Training includes building walls, installing roofs, doors, windows, electrical systems, and more. Students receive OSHA and other industry recognized safety certifications.

For more information about the Gulfton campus, contact Bernice Langdon at 346-324-4794 or email BLangdon@hbi.org. For more information about the Acres Home campus, contact Ramona Edwards at 281-309-1012 or email REdwards@hbi.org.


Acres Home Progress Report

The Acres Home Complete Communities Action Plan has made great progress! The Economy and Jobs, Education, and Housing workgroups lead the way at 87% completeness. The Civic Engagement, Health, and Neighborhood Character workgroups need additional support.


ACRES HOME ACTION PLAN PRIORITIZATION SURVEY RESULTS

Recently, the Acres Home community provided their feedback regarding the Action Plan priority projects that need additional support. Out of the 66 visitors to this survey, 33 responses ranked the priority for these remaining projects.

Community leaders are needed to guide these following projects to completion. Please provide contact information in the comment section below if interested in serving as a community project leader!

Community Engagement

1. Provide information on area civic clubs and Super Neighborhood Councils, officers, bylaws, schedules, and agendas. SCORE: 2.67

2. Create Neighborhood Action Task Force Teams. SCORE: 2.64

3. Establish quarterly meetings across civic clubs, Super Neighborhood Councils, and city representatives. SCORE 2.45

4. Promote area civic club meetings. SCORE: 2.24

Health

1. Dental Healthcare SCORE: 3.79

2. Expand access to substance abuse treatment programs.

SCORE: 3.09

3. Attract a gym, wellness center to Acres Home. SCORE: 3.00

4. Expand access to mental health services. SCORE: 2.61

5. Attract healthy restaurant options. SCORE: 2.52

Mobility & Infrastructure

1. Car Share program SCORE: 2.82

2. Maintain and expand area bus stops and shelters. SCORE: 1.94

3. Improve drainage. SCORE: 1.24

Neighborhood Character

1. Create Master Plan SCORE: 2.21

2. Develop deed restrictions and other neighborhood protection strategies SCORE 1.91

3. Maintain vacant lots SCORE: 1.88

Parks Community Amenities

1. Provide amenities along hike and bike trails. SCORE: 2.09

2. Improve Carver Park (Winzer Park). SCORE: 2.00

3. Evaluate and improve existing community centers. SCORE: 1.91

Safety

1. Address animal welfare. SCORE: 2.48

2. Address stray pets. SCORE: 2.00

3. Improve street lighting. SCORE: 1.61


ACRES HOME HEALTH ACTION TEAM RELOCATES FARMERS MARKET TO BETHUNE EMPOWERMENT CENTER

Fresh fruits and veggies and other locally produced food items are now available for purchase at the Bethune Empowerment Center.

Support the Acres Home Farmers Market at its new location from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every first and third Saturday at 2500 South Victory Drive. Hosted by the Acres Home Health Action Team, this family-oriented shopping environment serves as a platform for economic development while expanding access to fresh and healthy foods.

Interested vendors may apply to participate. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.


Are you interested in working with the Acres Home Health Action Team (AHHAT)? Please email-acreshomeshat@gmail.com. Visit Acres Homes Health Action Team (ahhat.org) website to learn more. The AHHAT meets virtually every 3rd Wednesday of the month.




HCC Automotive program offers students the opportunity to gain industry specializations

Interested adults living in the Acres Homes community can enroll in automotive training and gain an industry specialization close to home. The automotive, auto body, and heavy vehicle and diesel repair programs help to prepare students for careers in various transportation industries. HCC offers certificates and degrees utilizing high-tech training and the latest technology and equipment. Training is available in north Houston at the Automotive Technology Training Center, 4638 Airline Drive, Houston TX 77022.

In addition to the hands-on experience, students have access to online curricula and specializations offered by industry leaders such as Ford, Audi, Subaru, AC Delco, Toyota, Cummins, I-Car, and other products at no cost. Graduates are able to use their specializations at dealerships, repair and maintenance franchises, heavy equipment companies, independent shops, and as entrepreneurs.

The demand for repair technicians in transportation continues to grow and HCC is focused on delivering highly skilled graduates to industry. Financial aid available for those who qualify. For more information, call 713-718-8100 or visit hccs.edu/automotive.

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    Why is the survey limited to certain actions vs. the majority of Actions in the City Council Approved Plan. For example Bethune and The Town Center are not included.

    EAW asked 6 months ago

    Thanks for reaching out! The survey was limited to the remaining action plan projects that still need support in order to progress towards completion. Bethune is not listed because it is being implemented and successfully progressing towards completion. The Town Center is not listed as we have identified a pathway to success for this project that includes community leads to assist with implementation. 

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