SCHOOL & COMMUNITY OUTREACH  

Books Between Kids - Every Child Deserves to be a Book Owner

Books Between Kids

About 85% of Houston ISD’s elementary-aged children live at or below the poverty line. Priorities for these children and their families are food, clothing and shelter – all other items fall into the category of “want”. Research has shown that children growing up in homes without books, where books are considered a luxury, are less likely to complete a basic education than their peers who do have books available at home (University of Nevada, 2010).

Books Between Kids strives to change this by collecting gently used books and distributing them to children in need.

Michael Grinder & Associates - Master the science of nonverbal communication

Michael Grinder & Associates

Established in 1981, Michael Grinder & Associates (MGA) provides training in nonverbal communication, group dynamics, influence skills and permission. Michael works with school districts, businesses, and individuals, and helps them through: public seminars, in-house training sessions, consulting, online courses, books and online resources.

Samuels Family Foundation - supports organizations making a meaningful and measurable impact in the areas of education, children in need, Jewish life and social justice.

Samuels Family Foundation

Founded in 2015, The Samuels Family Foundation is a Houston-based family foundation that supports organizations making a meaningful and measurable impact in the areas of education, children in need, Jewish life and social justice.

Lindamood-Bell Learning Center of Houston - Our Houston Learning Center welcomes students of all ages and abilities to learn to their potential.

Lindamood-Bell Learning Center of Houston

Their instruction helps a wide range of individuals, children & adults, by developing the language processing
that is critical to becoming a proficient learner. Their Houston Learning Center welcomes students of all ages and abilities to learn to their potential.

UHCL - University of Houston Clear Lake - opening doors for accessible education since 1974

UHCL

As part of the University of Houston System, they offer more than 90 graduate and undergraduate programs online or face-to-face at locations in Clear Lake, Pearland and the Texas Medical Center.

The Teacher Education Program of Lee College in Baytown - This Texas Higher Edu­cation Co­ordina­ting Board-app­roved col­legiate degree offers a struc­tured, two-year prog­ram to gain an initial under­stand­ing of theor­ies and met­hods in educa­tional instruc­tion.

The Teacher Education Program of Lee College in Baytown

An Associ­ate of Arts in Teach­ing is a special­ized aca­demic associ­ate degree pro­gram designed to trans­fer in its entirety to a bac­calaure­ate pro­gram that leads to initial Texas teacher cer­tifica­tion.

This Texas Higher Edu­cation Co­ordina­ting Board-app­roved col­legiate degree offers a struc­tured, two-year prog­ram to gain an initial under­stand­ing of theor­ies and met­hods in educa­tional instruc­tion.

Phi Delta Kappa - Houston Area Chapter

PDK Houston Chapter

Phi Delta Kappa Houston Area Chapter 0074 is comprised of educators committed to serving students PK - 20. They are a non-profit organization providing education and scholarships.

Lellow Foundation - It is our mission to support economically disadvantaged children with special needs.

Lellow Foundation

It is their mission to support economically disadvantaged children with special needs. Our goal is to help bridge the gap for children who do not have access to resources and interventions available due to their economic situation, promoting each individual's highest potential. Their current programs support children with special needs in two ways: We fund scholarships for research based academic intervention with our partner, Lindamood Bell Learning Processes in Houston; And we fund Special Education classrooms with essential supplies and supplemental materials in Houston area, title 1 public schools.

Lian Dante Foundation - committed to honoring Lian’s legacy by making Lian’s dreams and visions a reality and maintaining the core beliefs of diversity, equity and empathy in our programing, initiatives, and advocacy.

Lian Dante Foundation

The Lian Dante Foundation is an organization that empowers young people to work towards social justice, community equity and the future of all living organisms.

Neuhaus Education Center - Promoting Reading Success for All

Neuhaus Education Center

Neuhaus Education Center was founded in 1980 by a group of parents and teachers who were interested in bringing effective Orton-Gillingham-based reading instruction to Houston. They had just organized the Houston Branch of the Orton Society (currently the International Dyslexia Association) as a way of gathering information about appropriate instruction for their dyslexic students.

UH College of Education - we’re working to improve educational and health outcomes for all children and families through effective teaching, innovative research and strong partnerships.

UH College of Education

They’re working to improve educational and health outcomes for all children and families through effective teaching, innovative research and strong partnerships. Students learn in the context of a multicultural city from distinguished professors who merge research with real-world lessons.

T - Together

Together

E - Everyone

Everyone

A - Achieves

Achieves

M - More

More

We want to develop and maintain a close relationship with parents/guardians, teachers, principals, and the members of the community aimed at helping each person learn and grow. We want to collaborate with schools and communities to create personalized learning empowerment plans to help all students of all ages, including underserved and bilingual students. Working together to build strong and effective community engagement to:

  • improve access to learning services for underserved and bilingual students and families,

  • share learning expertise and resources,

  • increase awareness of community learning needs,

  • work toward common learning goals for all students,

  • increase funding for underserved and bilingual students.