Near Northside & Avenue announce upcoming neighborhood initiatives

Near Northside & Avenue Announce Upcoming Neighborhood Initiatives And Celebrate Quality of Life Improvements

An Event to Recognize Community Leaders for Exceptional Progress


More change is coming to the Near Northside. Avenue CDC is hosting a celebration to announce upcoming initiatives and recognize the improvements and projects accomplished within the last five years – during which the community has leveraged $57 million dollars for 200 projects and programs across the Northside. Community leaders, Avenue CDC, and Houston LISC are working together through the GO Neighborhoods program to improve the quality of life while preserving the culture and history of the area.

The celebration will give community leaders the opportunity to share their success stories and discuss upcoming initiatives, while actively seeking feedback from other residents in attendance. This celebration coincides with NeighborWorks Week. Every year, Avenue CDC and its partners join exceptional neighbors across the country dedicated to improving their neighborhoods.


The program will include remarks from the following:

  • Ed Gonzalez, Council Member
  • Mary Lawler, Executive Director of Avenue CDC
  • Jorge Maldonado, Congressman Gene Greens' office
  • Community Leaders and Volunteers

Entertainment provided by the Jeff Davis Mariachi Band and Jeff Davis Jazz Ensemble. Lunch will be served!


Saturday, June 6, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


  • 10:30 a.m.:  Remarks from Council Member Ed Gonzalez
  • 11:00 a.m.:  The State of the Northside Address by Professor Susan Rogers of the University of Houston
  • 11:45 a.m.:   Success Stories from Northside Community Leaders
  • 12:30 p.m.:  Remarks from Mary Lawler, Executive Director of Avenue CDC

Jeff Davis High School
1101 Quitman Street
Houston, TX 77009


Avenue CDC’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 CDC 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 CDC 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 CDC on Facebook: FBAvenueCDC and Twitter: Tweet AvenueCDC.


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HOUSTON June 05, 2016

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