First and Third Tuesdays
GO Neighborhood Steering Committee Meeting
Palm Center Noon
Early Action Grants Committee at noon
Arts, Culture, History and Media at 5:30 p.m. –Young Library
Bi-weekly on Thursday
Education and Youth at 4:30 p.m.– Young Library
Strollin’ & Rollin’ at 6:30— Young Library
Economic Development/Family Income at 7 p.m. – Young Library in Palm Center
Health and Wellness at 9:30 a.m. – HBDI (5330 Griggs) in Palm Center
Bi-weekly on Friday
CSI HOOD Community Meeting- Agape Development Ministries (6401 Calhoun) 6:30 p.m.
Gardening 101 Class 11:30 a.m.- Garden in the Park at Palm Center
In 2009 Houston LISC launched the GO Neighborhoods program — a multiyear place-based initiative for revitalizing Houston communities. GO Neighborhoods is a comprehensive community development approach that leverages resources by working across traditionally disconnected sectors including: housing and real estate; family income and wealth; economic development; quality education; and healthy environments and lifestyle. LISC defines these as essential features of a sustainable community.
Partnerships for Sustainable Communities
LISC supports community stakeholders in defining and realizing their vision for their community through GO Neighborhoods. The program has been and continues to be co-created with the communities that adopt it. GO Neighborhoods supports residents, community-based organizations and other key stakeholders as they guide the development of their community while preserving their rich culture histories.
GO Neighborhoods community partners designate a convening agency in each neighborhood to manage the program. LISC provides funding for a full-time Community Coordinator, offers technical support for community organizing, planning and program implementation, and connects the community with regional partners that can support their efforts.
The program process has eight core elements that are continuous throughout;
- Civic Partnership: Engaging the community in the comprehensive community development approach
- Community Organizing: Supporting community partners in broadening their reach
- Implementing Projects: Implementing projects that build up elements of the community vision
- Leveraging Funding: Identifying additional resources to assist the community in realizing their vision
- Neighborhood Leadership Development: Training to support a wide leadership base of stakeholders
- Evaluating Impact: Examining outputs and outcomes, for telling our story and planning strategically
- Learning Network: Sharing best practices and resources, and continually improving our work
Early Action Project grants are available to neighborhood non -profit agencies, groups, or individuals who demonstrate a commitment to the vision of the OST/South Union GO Neighborhood.
Vision: We envision an engaged and informed community working together to transform Southeast Houston into a healthy, vibrant, safe and economically stable community, a place that nurtures and supports us throughout our lives.
Early Action Project Grant Requests should:
- Provide seed funding for a project that will have an immediate impact on the quality of life in Super Neighborhood 68—south of Old Spanish Trail; north of Loop 610; east of 288 and west of Mykawa Road.
- Build collaboration among a diverse representation of residents and other stakeholders from the community.
- Lay the foundation for future projects and attract investment.
Download the Early Action Project Grant Application here [2014 Early Action Project GO Grant REQUEST APPLICATION (PDF) | 2014 Early Action Project GO Grant REQUEST APPLICATION (word .doc)].
Grant applications can be submitted now, and are accepted year-round.
Southeast Houston Transformation Alliance, the GO Neighborhood for OST South Union, is proud to present our first newsletter covering our work. You can download the PDF here: SEHTA Neighborhood News Vol. 1 feb14
Includes stories about:
Palm Center Farmers Market
Strollin’ & Rollin’
GO Education & Youth Team
Preston Roe Pavilion
Quality of Life Agreement Development
Early Action Project Grants
GO Housing Team
Proud Partner Awards
National Night Out
Who Represents Me
Connect with neighbors, stakeholders and other partners to make our vision a reality!
Partners Day: Saturday February 8th 2014, 9 a.m.—Noon. Foster Elementary School, 3919 Ward Street [Map]
Sunday December 8th at 2pm, join SEHTA and our partners for the unveiling of the Kuhlman Gully Public Art Installation, which will be dedicated to outgoing City Council Representative Wanda Adams. It will take place at the Texans YMCA at 5202 Griggs Rd. [Map] with light refreshments and presentations about future designs for improvements to Kuhlman Gully.
Help the Southeast Houston Strollin’ & Rollin’ Committee (S&R) develop a bikeway plan for you… https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/StrollinRollin