What Is It?: A nonprofit ministry committed to the spiritual growth & physical rebuilding of the impoverished areas of the Third Ward. Programs include a school, home repair and other neighborhood revitalization programs, mentoring, and a children’s summer program.
Help Needed: Help with after school or summer programs, mentor students, help with lot clearance and home painting, or collect needed items.
Minimum Age to Volunteer: No minimum age.
GROUP PROJECTS (LOT CLEARING, HOUSE PAINTING)
In lot clearing projects, groups of 10-15 volunteers clear overgrown lots in the neighborhood, such as senior citizens’ lots or spaces next to schools/parks. These projects take roughly 4 hours.
House painting projects require a larger group, ideally 20-30 members. These projects take about 6 hours.
Other projects include cleaning and landscaping.
STEP IT UP AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
Volunteers address each youth’s educational deficits, ensure that each child has fun, and ensure that each child participates in the arts.
Monday – Thursday 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM on rotating basis.
Volunteers are asked to make a 2 year commitment to spending a minimum of 6 hours a month, meeting at least 2 times a month, with their mentee. We also ask that mentors check in weekly by phone when possible. You can request the age range you are most comfortable with. The biggest need is in the range of 4 years old – 13 years old.
COLLECT NEEDED ITEMS
Generation One Academy is a Christian, early childhood intervention program for PreK-3 through 5th grade. Needs include cleaning supplies, paper products, mesh backpacks, and themed books. More information is here.
Brazos High School volunteers, 2017
Reading the Bible, 2016
Christ Community Church volunteers, 2016
City Church volunteers, 2016
Mentor and mentee
Mentor and mentee, 2017
Classroom donation from Dolls for All
Alex's Eagle Scout project, 2015
Enjoying the benches that Alex made
Eta Sigma Alpha Honor Society, after painting, 2016
Faithbridge summer volunteers, 2016
Family volunteering during spring break
First Church of the Nazarene, 2016
Football practice, 2015
Grace Bible Church volunteers painted the living room of this house, 2016
Houston First Church of the Nazarene organized a lunch for seniors, 2015
Kingsland Baptist Church organized a block party, 2016
Backpack donation from a Gen1 volunteer
Volunteers making lunch, 2016
Post Oak School volunteers, 2016
Resurrection Houston Square One, 2016
Brownie Troop 142025, Easter 2016
Christmas party, 2016
Mentor and mentee, 2016
Rotary Club donations, 2016
Husband and wife mentors with their mentees, 2016
University of Honors College volunteers
Annual Guys Beach Trip, 2016
Woodlands United Methodist Church snack donations, 2016
ASSIST volunteers, 2016
Spring break volunteers from Lubbock, 2016
Mentors and mentees, Christmas, 2016
St. John the Diving landscaping volunteers, 2016
South Park Baptist Church lot cleaning crew, 2016