Northline Fall Festival at Clark Park

On October 12th, Avenue hosted the first Northline Fall Festival at Clark Park! It was the first weekend of the year that felt like autumn, and we had perfect weather to bring people together. Over 500 community members attended the festival, along with over 50 vendors and lots of exciting performances....

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Q&A with Daniel, our new Community Organizer!

Tell us a little bit about yourself. What is your role with Avenue? Hello! My name is Daniel O Candelaria Olvera, and I am the new Community Organizer with Avenue, currently focusing on organizing around the 2020 Census. My job will be to educate the community as to what the...

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You Can’t Have “Community” without “Unity”

From October 17th – 20th, seven leaders from the Northside and Northline communities went to Chicago to attend the Community Leadership Institute (CLI), a training program offered by NeighborWorks America. The purpose of the CLI is to help community members develop their leadership skills, learn from other communities across the...

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Water Safety Program at Washington Courtyards

Avenue Promotes Water Safety in Partnership with YMCA

Avenue was thrilled to partner with two YMCA branches, MD ANDERSON and HARRIET AND JOE FOSTER FAMILY, to offer a week-long Safety Around Water (SAW) Program for children and adults at several of our mixed-income multifamily properties including Washington Courtyards, Avenue Terrace, Avenue Station, and Oak Arbor Townhomes. The purpose...

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Safety Meeting at HCC brings Northline Community Together

On July 31st, residents, business owners, law enforcement representatives and community leaders met at the Houston Community College Northline Campus to discuss safety in the Northline Community. The discussion was led by a group of law enforcement representatives from Metro Police, HPD and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Stella Mireles...

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Northside Community Helps Students Get Ready for School

On August 1st, hundreds of volunteers arrived early in the morning at the ABC 13 KTRK-TV parking lot to stuff backpacks for kids in need. Volunteers worked in a large air conditioned tent resembling a well-constructed assembly line. Thousands of school supplies were stacked in boxes, while giant containers of...

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Lindale Park Celebrates 20th Annual July 4th Parade

Avenue came out strong with a decorated car, Frisbees, and lots of smiles at Lindale Park’s 20th annual July 4th parade. Mary Lawler, Berenice Yu, board members, and other staff and friends of Avenue arrived early at the corner of Eleanor and Helmer’s on a humid Thursday morning to cover...

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Movie Night at Clark Park: Moana

On July 26, Avenue offered an unforgettable experience to Northline families at Clark Park Community Center. With the help of 16 volunteers, we organized the first movie night at the community center and created a great atmosphere for the hundreds of children excited to watch the Moana film, meet her...

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Near Northside Summit Shines Light on Health Equity

The discussion of health equity is becoming a common conversation in the Near Northside Community. Community partners understand the importance of what it means to be healthy and how an unhealthy environment can impact lives. Avenue and LISC co-hosted a five hour Health Summit at Leonel Castillo Community Center. The Summit...

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