Children & Education

Through volunteerism, the Children & Education committee aims to promote literacy amongst the youth in the Third Ward and beyond, raising awareness about the existing education disparities in the process. We are able to integrate our volunteers into the community by providing service opportunities such as tutoring/mentoring both on and off campus, sorting book donations at the library, and assisting with museums and family festivals throughout the city. By investing our time and talent into the educational welfare of the next generation, we hope to ultimately instill a lifelong love of learning within their lives.

Chair: Sana Shaikh


Boys & Girls Club

Holthouse Club

  • 11/30/2017
  • 3:00pm – 6:00pm
  • REGISTER by 11/28/17 at 11:59pm

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston strives to empower low-income youth through their multi-faceted approach to youth development. Volunteers will participate in a variety of youth engagement activities such as outdoor play, arts & crafts, board games, and tutoring.

Volunteers for this event will meet at the benches besides the entrance of the Student Center 15 minutes before the start time of the event to sign waivers. At the start time of the event, we will then proceed to carpool to the Holthouse club.

For questions, please contact Sana Shaikh.

Generation One

Generation One

  • 11/28/2017
  • 3:30pm – 6:30pm
  • REGISTER by 11/26/17 at 11:59pm

In an effort to end generational poverty within the Third Ward, Generation One provides an after-school program in which volunteers will assist with tutoring and other youth enrichment activities such as dance, board games, sports, and crafts.

Volunteers for this event will meet at the benches besides the entrance of the Student Center 15 minutes before the start time of the event to sign waivers. At the start time of the event, we will then proceed to carpool to Generation One.

For questions, please contact Sana Shaikh.

Houston Food Bank

535 Portwall St.

  • 12/2/2017
  • 8:00am – 12:00pm
  • REGISTER by 12/1/17 at 11:59pm

The Houston Food Bank is an organization that aims to increase accessibility to food resources for those who are in need, and which distributed 83,000,000 meals in 2016-2017 alone.

You'll receive a reminder email prior to the event containing more information, and if you have any questions, please contact Kristyn Hietala.

Last Organic Outpost

3611 Ennis St.

The Dawn Center is a Third Ward Multi-Service center that provides diabetes self-management education and health related services. Volunteers will work the community gardens, with all the standard tasks of gardening.

For questions,please contact Ruth Akorikin.

Transportation will be provided.All vounteers will meet and depart from the Student Center.

Medical Bridges

  • 12/01/2017
  • 8:30am
  • REGISTER by 11/30/17 at 5:00pm

Medical Bridges aims to connect the healthcare gap worldwide by procuring and distributing medical equipment and supplies to underserved communities.

Volunteers are needed to sort out donated medical supplies in preparation for shipment to those in need in developing countries.

Transportation will be provided. All volunteers will meet at the Student Center South by 8:15am to depart at 8:30am.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Sandra Gonzalez, the Health & Wellness Chair.

Prevent Blindness Texas

2202 Waugh Dr.

  • 11/29/2017
  • 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • REGISTER by 11/28/17 at 5:00pm

Established in 1956 and incorporated in 1965, Prevent Blindness Texas is the state's leading voluntary eye health and safety organization dedicated to preventing blindness and preserving sight. Volunteers will be helping with in office assistance. For questions, please contact Sandra Gonzalez

Transportation will be provided. All volunteers will meet at the Student Center South by 8:15am to depart at 8:30am.