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    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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  • Angel Lane Grand Opening The Angel Lane Community Center (ALCC) had its Grand Opening celebration on Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  The ALCC, also referred to as "a symbol of promise" by Houston Area Urban League (HAUL) President and CEO Judson W. Robinson III, will become an essential component in the lives of families impacted by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

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

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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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3 Lessons to Teach Your Kids About Money

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3 Lessons to Teach Your Kids About Money

           

Does your child understand the basics of money?

by Sheiresa Ngo    Posted: April 7, 2014

It’s never too early to teach your children about money. In fact, whether you realize it or not, your children are learning about money from you. They understand that you go to the store to buy things, then check out with things that you want and need. The problem is that they don’t always understand how money works. Parents often attempt to teach children about money with allowances. An allowance is a start, but children can learn so much more from just a few inexpensive lessons.

Lesson One: Money is Not Free

It is very tempting to give children allowances, but this does not teach them that people work for money. Sure, they see people go to jobs, but they do not always grasp what this means. Instead of an allowance, create a chores list. Assign values to the chores and pay them for those chores once a week. Even small children can do small chores, such as feeding a dog or cat, dusting furniture, or even sorting laundry. The work will not be perfect, but your child will learn that money is earned.

Lesson Two: Save and Give

Once your child has earned enough money, create three piles: One for savings, one to spend, and the last to give to charity. Not only will your child learn how to sort money, he or she will learn not to spend all of his or her earned money. That habit will grow with your children and follow them into adulthood.

Lesson Three: Saving for What We Want

Have your child earn something that he or she really wants. It might be a new bike or a new Lego set. Set a goal with your child and offer your child extra jobs. This is a good lesson in saving and setting goals.

There are many other lessons to be learned, but these three are the first few lessons along the path to money management. The lessons are simple and fun, and you may even learn something from your child as you help him or her figure out the mysteries of money.

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Houston Area Urban League kicked-off the Fall 2014 Small Business Development University Networking Mixer

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On August 21st, the Houston Area Urban League kicked-off the Fall 2014 Small Business Development University Networking Mixer at The Entrepreneurship Center. There were over 40 guests in attendance. The applicants comprised of both start-up and existing small business owners looking to grow their business and scale opportunities for certification, contracts, and expansion capital. 

The evening included presentations from Liz Carreno, HCC Goldman Sachs Program Director; Richard Gianni, Vice President of Accion Texas; and HAUL Business Consultants Branden Morris and Latosha Norwood. Not to mention, refreshments and plenty of business exchange.  

This is the largest turnout for the program in it's four (4) years of existence. Program facilitator, Phillip Yates, says this group has the potential to create jobs and many success stories. 

We would like thank our program partners Goldman Sachs 10KSB, Port of Houston Authority, UPS, Wells Fargo, and The National Urban League for their collaboration in making this evening possible. 






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UYEP-Now Youth Donates Mens Clothing to Society of St. Vincent De Paul

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UYEP-NOW youths donated over 40 suits, 40 sport jackets and over 100 pairs of pants and dress shirts.
The staff at St. Vincent De Paul shared with us that they have prayed for Men’s clothing and UYEP-NOW was the answer to their prayers. This donation was immediately sent to their Bellaire store to be prepared for helping Men.
St. Vincent De Paul shared the impact of this donation will help serve over 800 families in the community. 






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Urban Youth Empowerment Program (UYEP) Participates at the South Park Baptist Church Food Drive

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Youth from the UYEP program participated in the South Park Baptist Church food drive.  The youth  was able to work with members of the church with Unloading, sorting, and organizing the food drive to make it such a great success.  The impact of their community service has helped to feed over 100 families in the Sunnyside area of Houston Texas. Kudos go out to the youth that participated in this community service program.

  


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25th Annual NUL Youth Leadership Summit

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Our Project Ready Mentor 2 High School students attending the 25th NUL Youth Leadership Summit participated in the Case Competition. The Houston affiliate was one of 5 affiliates nationwide to compete in the final round at the conference. Hard work paid off. Houston was 1st Runner Up in the Competition. Pictures of youth attending the summit, chaperones, and President/CEO.