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Third Ward Community Clean Up Day
Join us for an afternoon of Community Clean up and Service! The University of Houston Student Government Association and Third Ward Initiative, in collaboration with Texas Southern University SGA and Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, are hosting Community Clean Up on Friday, August 19, 2022 at 5:00 pm. Click here to sign up as a volunteer. Volunteers will meet at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, 3826 Wheeler Avenue, Houston TX, 77004. Download the flyer for additional details.



The University of Houston Third Ward Initiative in partnership with the University of Houston Healthy Start Program requests your participation and support by volunteering and sharing the opportunity with your networks. The event is FREE but registration is required. Interested in volunteering? Email Elaine Huff with a copy to Karl Hearne











Third Ward Community Clean Up

Join the UH Third Ward Initiative In partnership with the UH College of Technology, UH Staff Council,  Keep American Beautiful and the National Football League (NFL) for the

Third Ward Community Clean Up with Jack Yates High School in honor of George Floyd

Saturday, October 30, 2021 | 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Jack Yates High School, 3650 Alabama Street, Houston,  Texas 77004

Schedule of Events

  • 7:30 a.m. Volunteers Assemble at Jack Yates High School
  • 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 Kick-Off & Community Cle
  • 12 noon (National Media Coverage)

RSVP by Wednesday, October 27th to:
Dr. Karl Hearne at or  Dr. Jerry Evans jsevans2@Central.UH.EDU 

Register to Participate in the Third Ward Community Clean Up using the Microsoft Form

Important Note:
UH Volunteers must sign-in with Dr. Jerry Evans or Dr. Karl Hearne upon arrival at Jack Yates High School.

Please Bring:
Gloves and Safety Glasses (if you own a pair)

The city of Houston will supply safety-glasses, if you do not have your own.

Wear “UH Cougar” Red Shirts!!!!

Community Partners

  • Carl Davis
  • James McKnight
  • Jack Yates High School
  • Jack Yates National Alumni Association
  • George Floyd Foundation
  • CHUMP 88
  • Blackshear Elementary
  • Change Happens!
  • Houston Fire Department
  • Houston Police Department
  • Project Row Houses (PRH)
  • Emancipation Economic Development Council
  • Holman Street Baptist Church
  • Christian Hope Baptist Church
  • Trinity East United Methodist Church
  • Houston Praise and Worship Center
  • University of Houston & UH Third Ward Initiative
  • Texas Southern University
  • SHAPE Community Center
  • Third Ward Super Neighborhood
  • Neighborhood Recovery CDC
  • Houston National Pan Hellenic Council
  • Houston Public Works Department
  • Houston Public Waste Department
  • Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee
  • Senator Borris Miles
  • Council Member Carolyn Evans-Shabazz
  • Commissioner Rodney Ellis


Service Distribution Event at Boynton Chapel



Million Father March at Blackshear Elementary School

To RSVP or for more information contact Mr. Clifford Lee.