Change is coming to the Northline. This Saturday, Northline residents will join together to adopt “Our Northline: A Health Equity Plan,” a comprehensive action plan organized by Avenue Community Development Corp. that is designed to improve housing conditions, enhance educational opportunities, grow the economy and provide a safe and healthy environment for working families.
To celebrate the adoption of this plan, community partners and Avenue are holding a Summer Health Fair that will offer low-income families access to life-changing healthcare services and resources including free vaccinations, diabetes screenings, dental and vision screenings, and more.
“Our Northline: A Health Equity Plan” was modeled after the award-winning 2015 Near Northside Quality of Life Agreement and has been made possible through grant funds from the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation.
Avenue Community Development Corp.
UH Community Design Resource Center
KIPP Houston Public Schools
Entertainment provided by Three Balloons Entertainment
*Breakfast and light refreshments will be served
Saturday, June 3rd
10AM to 1PM
KIPP North Campus
500 Tidwell Rd.
Houston, TX 77022
*Avenue spokesperson available for interview in English/Spanish
Community members receiving free health screenings and vaccinations, families enjoying breakfast and refreshments, entertainment from Three Balloons Entertainment, etc.
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.
ABOUT KIPP HOUSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
KIPP was founded in Houston in 1994 and has since grown to 200 public charter schools in 20 states and D.C. educating 80,000 children. Houston is KIPP’s largest region and educates 13,500 students in 26 schools and serves an additional 2,300 alumni in college and beyond. While only 10 percent of students from low-income communities in Harris county graduate from college, 50 percent of KIPPsters, tracked from the 8th grade, graduate college. www.kipphouston.org.