Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce
Education Committee Meeting
February 19, 2020 at Baptist Temple
Today our meeting was filled with lots of success stories as our businesses and schools are partnering up and fulfilling the needs of students and their families.
Tiffany Mensing with Space and Serenity helped to provide for family in need from Northside High School. EEPB, an accounting firm, held an internal food drive in order to help supply the Food Pantry at Northside High School, Great job!
Huntington Learning Center partnered with Heights High School for college needs and they have an upcoming Boot Camp for preparing for the ACT and SAT.
Carlos Larios with Ascending to Men, a mentoring program for males from K-12, has a mentor program March 5, 2020 from 10-1 pm at Booker T. Washington. Want to help sponsor the breakfast or become involved, come!
HCC, Northeast Campus is having a great Automotive Career/Job Fair on March 25 from 10-1pm!
Clifton Middle School is having career fair coming and speakers are wanted. Resources for immigration and deportation issues are needed.
Waltrip High School is having a bake sale on voting day, March 3 and the money raised will help purchase translation devices and this will help the school be more accessible to parents. Need bakers and volunteers! The JROTC has a Military Ball on March 28 and gently used dresses, formal or prom, please talk with Doris Aguilar at Waltrip.
CTE Showcase and Competition Day is Sat. Feb. 29th; come and explore what is going on. Kathleen Goerner of Pinspiration has great ideas and has the ability to partner with many schools as well as businesses for fun as her motto says, “Where community meets creativity.”
Willie Diefenbach-Jones with SendOutCards has great creative ways to build a business, extra money or for your agency or school fundraisers. You cannot go wrong with Thank You cards and personalize your service.
April Petronella with Petro-Fox Education has a super article about the schools coming out in the Leader Newspaper and this will be a monthly column titled “Campus Corner.” So, get your information to her, email@example.com.
Houston Highway Credit Union has great ways to help build character and values through financial education; Money Mammals, Money Bright and Biz Kids. It is a free service that can be built in your school, agency or business! HHCU also has adult financial literacy workshops, again free! Check it out.
The chamber reminders include Crawfish Festival on March 7; come out and see great vendors, schools perform as well as Zydeco Dots. Education Luncheon is May 19; the theme is “Explore.” Scholarship Applications are accepted through March 15, 2020; get them in asap! Teacher of the Year and New Teacher of the Year 2020 winners from each school are needed so we can honor and recognize them at the luncheon. Please send that information to me asap at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Come out and support education; we meet the third Wednesday of the month at 10:30 at Baptist Temple. See you March 18, 2020.
Cindy Reibenstein, Education Committee Chair