Wednesday, we had a full meeting with returning businesses and schools along with new businesses and schools. It is exciting to see our committee continue to grow and build partnerships.
April Petronella is working with The Leader to gain more exposure for our committee and the school needs and she is going to work with Chamber Intern, Kayler Walker, to locate grants to help fund some scholarships for our students.
All Saints Early Childhood Catholic Center partnered with Booker T. Washington Day Care providing toddler supplies.
Waltrip High School needs businesses to come and speak to classes (pick a class and time) about careers as well as they have volunteer needs (leading to potential job next year) in working with the Special Education Classes. A Vision Board workshop on Jan. 23 is open for the community with light dinner and the Spring Tours for the Middle Schools is beginning.
Space and Serenity, Tiffany Mensing, is building a format for schools to express their needs (clothes, prom dresses, decorations, etc.) so she can connect other organizers as they work with the different client’s items.
Roberto Zamora, HISD Wrap Around Specialist Manager for the North area, has needs for his eleven schools: shoes, uniforms and family resources.
Kathryn van der Pol of Liberty Hoepfl Garage, is opening a charter school, Heritage Classic Academy, beginning in 2021; it will focus on character building and citizenship through the study of classic materials; it will be located in the northwest area beginning with Kindergarten and going eventually to the 12th grade.
Houston Community College NE is having their Spring Registration Fest.
Huntington Learning Center-Heights is hosting a College GPS event at Heights High School on Feb. 1; all middle school and high school students and parents are welcome.
Helms Elementary is having their Western Dance for the Pre-K students on Feb. 28 from 4 pm-7; volunteers are needed.
Willie Diefenbach-Jones with SendOutCards is looking for parent groups and school organizations that wish to make a little extra money; great way to help send a student to camp or athletic needs.
Garden Oaks Montessori has their Externship Program for the 8th graders in March and needs business to partner with them for a student to shadow them for a day up to the whole week. The GOM UnGala is Feb. 25 and donations are needed to help with the event: Wine Pull, silent auction items and sponsors overall.
Katherine Smith Elementary needs new or used softball equipment as they are forming a team. Please donate.
Ryan Shumberg with Spark Soccer, an indoor soccer company, and new Chamber member, would like to partner with pre-schools and schools to help with soccer skills and teams.
Black Middle School is seeking donations for their silent auction/gala coming up in March; the theme is the Roaring 20’s.
Houston Highway Credit Union can host a financial reality event for your school and/or PTO (retirement planning, or budgeting).
The Chamber is giving back to the schools and non-profits through the pre-sale ticket program for the Crawfish Festival. If your group is interested, please contact me. You get $10 for each ticket sold. Great way to raise money to send a student off to Washington D.C. camp, soccer classes, or school supplies or organization needs.
As you can see there are many opportunities for your business to partner with a specific school need or make a longer partnership overall. You can grow your network through school venues and parents. If you need contact information for anyone above you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or come to our next meeting on Feb. 19 at 10:30, Baptist Temple, Heritage Room.