This Thursday, residents and leaders from the Greater Northside area will come together to honor their community with a screening of “Stories of the Northside,” a short film created in collaboration with Avenue, Houston Metropolitan Research Center and the University of Houston- Downtown to capture Northside residents’ life stories and preserve them for future generations.
Organized by Avenue, the event will help celebrate the Greater Northside community’s progress over the last year. It will highlight a number of successful community-driven initiatives, including Avenue’s Rebuilding Northside Together and “Our Northline: A Health Equity Plan,” a comprehensive action plan designed to improve the quality of life for working families.
This celebration coincides with NeighborWorks Week. Every year, Avenue and its partners join exceptional neighbors across the country in a week of neighborhood change and awareness.
Houston Metropolitan Research Center
University of Houston-Downtown
District H Council Member Karla Cisneros
Entertainment provided by the Northside High School Drumline Band
*Hors d'oeuvres and light refreshments will be served
Thursday, June 8th
5:30PM to 7:30PM
University of Houston-Downtown Welcome Center
1 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
*Avenue spokesperson available for interview in English and Spanish
Northside High School Drumline Band performing, local elected officials, community leaders and volunteers mingling, speakers addressing the crowd, “Stories from the Northside” screening.
Avenue’s mission is to build affordable homes and strengthen communities. The organization enhances the quality of life of working families and works to promote Houston’s future as a world-class city of healthy, vibrant and economically diverse neighborhoods. Avenue develops homes for purchase and rental as well as provides homebuyer education and counseling to help working families buy and maintain their own homes. They promote economic development and offer supportive services such as computer labs, after-school programs, and nutrition, fitness, and financial literacy classes that enrich the lives of the individuals and families they serve. Avenue is a member of the nationwide NeighborWorks® Network of more than 245 community development organizations working in nearly 4,358 urban, suburban and rural communities across America. Connect with Avenue on Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBAvenueCDC and Twitter: https://twitter.com/AvenueCDC.