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  • Small Business Development University

    Are you an aspiring entrepreneur in the startup or growth phase of your business cycle but just not sure on how to develop a balanced business plan for long term sustainability, certified but unable to scale to capacity, raise limited Capital, find a reliable business network or determine a strategy that will create a demand for your product and/or services? If you answered "Yes" to any one of these questions you are a prime candidate for the Houston Area Urban League's Small Business Development University program.

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  • First Time Home Buyer Workshop The First Time Homebuyers Class is designed to assist low to moderate-income families with the home buying process. Completion of this class entitles qualified families with down payment and closing cost assistance. Classes are in English and Spanish.

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  • Harris County Polling Locations and General Voting Information

    Be Empowered and Exercise Your Right to Vote!!!

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  • Health Insurance Marketplace

    Houston Area Urban League Marketplace Assistance Call Center 713-393-8794 or 713-393-8700.  Enroll now in a plan that covers essential benefits, preexisting conditions, and more.  Call us today and we will help guide you through the process to health coverage that meets your needs and budget.

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  • Houston Area Urban League| Thrive Program

    Helping Families Along the Path of Financial Stability. Call (713) 393-8725

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  • Make The Connection Whether you left the military decades ago or just recently transitioned to civilian life, Veterans share a common bond of duty, honor, and service. No matter when, where, or how you served, and what you’ve experienced in civilian life, you may be dealing with issues that affect your well-being or get in the way of your relationships, work, or daily activities. Every day, Veterans connect with resources and support to manage the issues they may be facing and find solutions for improving their live.

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  • Meet the Press Special Edition: Remembering the Dream Watch the Aug. 25, 1963 edition of Meet the Press, featuring interviews with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and NAACP executive secretary Roy Wilkins.
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  • Project Ready Early Education Science Lessons

     Project Ready is an initiative of the National Urban League which provides college access information and services to increase the college enrollment rates of youth in Houston/Harris County, Texas. Children from conception to the college years are provided services to develop their academic and leadership skills to prepare them for college and beyond through our Education and Youth Development Department. 

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  • Workforce Development and Training

    Employment Orientation held every Wednesday at 9:00 A.M. at 1301 Texas Avenue, Houston TX 77002

    Identify Your Ideal Career • Gain Skills in Job Readiness • Effective Job Interviewing • Strong Communication and Social Interaction • Learn New and Appropriate Coping Skills • Learn to Motivate Self and Others • Benefit from Supportive Services and Job Placement Opportunities 

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President and CEO, Judson Robinson III, invites Houston Urban Leaguers to Be Empowered.

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  1. ID: voice: vision: identity Phillip Yates 21-Jul-2014
  2. Workforce Opportunity Investment Act Phillip Yates 14-Jul-2014

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ID: voice: vision: identity

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The Greater Houston United Way funded Project Ready Summer ID Pilot Program has been a huge success in three targeted United Way Agencies. Youth from the agencies below have closed the achievement gap and missed the summer-slide all summer long, putting their voices on record.
 
Using Scholastic’s ON THE RECORD and ID Literacy Programs, 54 youth from three community based organizations have had meaningful engagement with compelling texts with the potential to save their lives, while at the same time, increased their  reading and writing levels in just eight short weeks. Based around a sequence of four platforms, or grounding principles, On The Record and ID uses transformational texts that are mediated across the four platforms as student formulate their own ideas and experiences with the texts through writing–ensuring that they have started to listen to and value their own ideas and give themselves opportunity to put their own voice on record. These youth have moved faster than I thought they would in identifying and learning more about who they are, and through these lesson, putting their thoughts and voices on record.
 
The Platforms:
 
·         Define self
Finding the text and language that help you put your voice on record without waiting for others to define your generation
·         Become resilient
Remaining steadfast in the face of destabilizing conditions inside and outside school
·         Engaging other
bringing other contemporaries into the fold to strive for a better humanity for all
·         Build capacity
Creating a foundation for future generations; agenda-building
 

Project Ready ID
Houston Area Urban League
5320 Griggs Road
Houston, TX 77021
281-220-6012 office

 5th Ward Enrichment Boys ID BAD!!
 
5th Ward Enrichment Boys ID   

Driver Park Boys & Girls Club Girls ID BAD!!


Community Family Center Boys & Girls ID!!


 



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Workforce Opportunity Investment Act

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The SENATE and HOUSE have passed a new Workforce bill, called the WORKFORCE OPPORTUNITY INVESTMENT ACT.

We worked super hard on behalf of expanded funding opportunities for URBAN YOUTH and YOUNG ADULTS, and succeeded. On other fronts we moved our agenda slightly.

Our NULWB will soon share details in a memo, and we will also provide more at our CINCINNATI CONFERENCE--

Tanks to all of you for your efforts over the years at LPC and thru our taskforces!! The URBAN LEAGUE movement was the only civil rights organization fully engaged in this battle.

Judson W. Robinson III, President and CEO

Houston Area Urban League

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Houston Area Urban League's 46th Equal Opportunity Day Gala

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Photo: Some 750 guests celebrated the Houston Area Urban League’s 46th Equal Opportunity Day Gala at the Hilton-Americans Hotel on Saturday, raising more than $650,000 for the league’s operations.With the theme of “celebrating the magic,” guests were entertained by magician Robert Strong, who dazzled with magic tricks around the theme of the league’s programs.  In attendance were league president and CEO Judson W. Robinson, III, honorary chair Ric Campo and gala co-chairs Kristyn Page and Cary Yates. The event also honored Southwest Airlines with the Quentin Mease Community Service award; John Hofmeister with the Marguerite Ross Barnett Leadership award; UPS  with the Gerald Hines Corporate award; Chip Carlisle with the Whitney M. Young Humanitarian award; and Allstate Insurance with Heritage award.Click Link to Read More: http://blog.chron.com/societydiaries/2014/06/urban-league-dazzles-gala-guests-with-magic/#24515101=0


Some 750 guests celebrated the Houston Area Urban League’s 46th Equal Opportunity Day Gala at the Hilton-Americans Hotel on Saturday, raising more than $650,000 for the league’s operations.

With the theme of “celebrating the magic,” guests were entertained by magician Robert Strong, who dazzled with magic tricks around the theme of the league’s programs. In attendance were league president and CEO Judson W. Robinson, III, honorary chair Ric Campo and gala co-chairs Kristyn Page and Cary Yates. The event also honored Southwest Airlines with the Quentin Mease Community Service award; John Hofmeister with the Marguerite Ross Barnett Leadership award; UPS with the Gerald Hines Corporate award; Chip Carlisle with the Whitney M. Young Humanitarian award; and Allstate Insurance with Heritage award.

Guests included: Tyrone and Vicki Byrd; Dwight and Genora Boykins; Rev. Remus and Mia Wright; and John and Felicia Rolfe

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Project Ready ID Summer Literacy Project

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Project Ready ID Summer Literacy Project


The Project Ready Summer ID Literacy Project is well underway and the youth have made outstanding progress in just 3 short weeks. All of the participants from each of the three United Way Agencies were pre-tested and reading/writing baselines for each youth have been identified. As we work to build readers, writers, and thinkers – one profile at a time, Dr. Tatum reminds use in the ID Mission, “If you fix a boy, you don’t have to repair a man.” In our project, we are working on the boys and the girls – “If you fix a girl, you don’t have to repair the woman.”

The photos are from each of the sites and the youth participating in the project. We will share their work in a book form after the project concludes. They are already providing some outstanding writings and their reading, comprehension, and thinking skills are being challenged each session. They are making individual presentations of their work each week and their speaking skills are also improving. We invite you all to come to visit the program on Tuesdays from the schedule below. June 9-July 28, 2014.

James Drive Park Boys and Girls Club 
 10am to 11:30am
10918 1/2 Bentley Street
Houston, TX 77093

Fifth Ward Enrichment 
 1pm to 2:30pm
1702 Bringhurst, off Lyons Avenue, 
Houston, TX 77020

Community Family Centers 
 3pm to 4:30pm
7318 Avenue F
Houston, TX 77011