Mayor Turner Joins Northline Community in Celebrating Six Figure Award for Community Development and Enrichment

Avenue, Wells Fargo and YMCA Partner to Host Free Summer Family Festival for Neighborhood Residents

WHAT

On Saturday, June 2, Avenue will join Wells Fargo, YMCA of Greater Houston and Mayor Sylvester Turner for a free summer family festival to celebrate the Northline community’s new six figure grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation to support long-term, resident-driven neighborhood revitalization. Residents attending the Saturday afternoon family festival will have access to free health screenings and immunizations, immigration and legal resources, workforce resources and information about summer programs. Children will also be able to participate in free sports clinics hosted by NIKE, with the first 200 children in attendance receiving a free NIKE backpack.

The Summer Family Festival has been made possible thanks to the support of Memorial Hermann, Episcopal Health Foundation, NIKE, Legacy Community Health, Minute Maid, AARP, LISC Houston, Go Neighborhoods, NeighborWorks America, ABC Dental, METRO, Kids’ Meals and MD Anderson Cancer Center. The festival is part of NeighborWorks Week, a nationwide celebration of the good that comes out of neighbors working and playing together.

WHO

Avenue
Mayor Sylvester Turner
Wells Fargo
YMCA of Greater Houston
Council Member Amanda Edwards
Council Member Karla Cisneros
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee

WHEN

Saturday, June 2
10:00AM to 1:00PM
*press conference from 11:00AM to 11:30AM

WHERE

Clark Park
9718 Clark Rd.
Houston, TX 77076

Visuals

Press conference, check presentation, free sports clinics hosted by NIKE, Zumba classes, live music and dance performances, puppet shows, free health screenings and immunizations, immigration and legal resources, workforce resources, families enjoying arts & crafts, senior’s tent sponsored by AARP

Interviews

Avenue leadership (in English and Spanish); Mayor Sylvester Turner; Wells Fargo and YMCA leadership; Council Members Amanda Edwards and Karla Cisneros; Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee

ABOUT AVENUE

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 healthy, vibrant and economically diverse neighborhoods that are essential to Houston’s future as a world-class city. Avenue develops homes for purchase and rent 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.

ABOUT WELLS FARGO

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through 8,200 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 42 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune’s 2017 rankings of America’s largest corporations. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.

HOUSTON June 1, 2018

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