Transforming Lives

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Connecting Communities

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Empowering People

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EHCEC believes in the power of partnerships. Collaboration allows us to serve on a greater level and empower the community. Connecting with individuals, groups, organizations, businesses and corporations, we are committed to make East Harris County the best place to live, work, and play. 

 
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East Harris County Recovery Project

On Friday, August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey struck southeast Texas. From Victoria to Houston, the storm dropped trillions of gallons of water and left an unprecedented amount of damage. Schools, homes, places of worship and businesses have all suffered significant water damage. Roads were impassable and our way of life will never be the same. Many residents were evacuated with their most precious belongings and placed in local shelters. East Harris County Empowerment Council has initiated The Recovery Project to help our neighbors recover. While the rain and water may subside, the experience of Harvey will linger for years. We ask you to partner with us to meet the immediate and long term needs of our neighbors.


Community Partnerships

EHCEC believes in the power of partnerships. Partnerships allow us to achieve things that we would not be able to accomplish on our own. Connecting with individuals, groups, organizations, businesses and corporations, we have supported and will continue to impact the East Harris County region. 

 

Outreach Programs

 

The Power Hub: The LINK Initiative is an initiative of East Harris County Empowerment Council designed to increase communication, coordination and collaboration among stakeholders in East Harris County. Stakeholders include but are not limited to: elected officials, business owners, school & campus administrators, nonprofit organizations, local newspapers, government agencies, etc

Children’s Tree Project (see below) is a Christmas event that provides toys for underserved children of East Harris County. EHCEC receives information on families and students and EHCEC works to provide toys.

Smart & Healthy Kids Day is a fun, educational, healthy, family back to school event catering to low-income East Harris County students and families. The event includes a blood drive, health fair, empowering words, fun zone, and complimentary school supplies for attendees. This event doubles as a food-raiser as participants are asked to bring canned food items to be donated to local food pantry. This event provides a forum for over 500 people to receive critical services such as health screening, immunizations, positive direction and other resources. To date, over 1,000 cans have been donated on behalf of local youth and families. 

Hope for the Holidays (see below) provides families of public school children with food baskets for the Thanksgiving Holiday. EHCEC hosts canned food drives on public school campuses to engage children in giving back to the community. This program serves students in the Crosby, Sheldon, Channelview and Galena Park school districts. 

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Education Programs

 

Annual Men’s Empowerment Conference is an annual, one-day, professional conference that inspires, enlightens and impacts men of East Harris County. Motivational speakers, pastors and professionals share their experiences to help men move out of complacency and into position. Purposeful and passionate presenters emphasize the themes and impart change to all that attend. The conference includes: breakfast, lunch, health screenings and thought-provoking speakers. Conference themes include: leadership, fatherhood, mentorship, education, health & wellness and faith. 

Summer STEM PREP Academy is a 5-week summer program for promising students. The goals of the program are to expose, prepare, and encourage disadvantaged youth for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, enhance study skills, provide contact with STEM professionals and STEM students who serve as positive role models and mentors. The impact of the program will be seen over time as these students go on to pursue STEM related careers. 
 

Annual Women’s Empowerment Conference (see right) educates, inspires, and empowers women of East Harris County like never before. This one-of-a-kind, professional conference was created to equip women with knowledge and tools to overcome past failures, habits, and mindsets. This one-day event is strategically geared toward encouraging women to reach their full potential and purpose. The action-packed agenda includes: breakfast, lunch, mammogram screenings, empowering breakout sessions, dynamic speakers, and deals with topics such as health, education, professional development and much more.