Community Partner Listing

ABC Kids Fun 2 Learn Center is a fully-functional daycare and preschool that serves infants and children up to 12 years old. Preschool aged students are provided a rigorous year round educational program focusing on the literacy, reading, and math ability in children. Contact: Mrs. Toi Livingston 979 921-0091

American Red Cross purpose and mission is to respond to emergencies and help people prepare for and prevent them. Contact: Heather Kerbow 281-822-4221

Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers and children, ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country.

Boys and Girls Club of Washington County is a non-profit organization whose goal is to provide every child with the essential tools needed for a successful and bright future. Contact: Ms. Marshall pmarshall@brenhamisd.net

Boys and Girls Country Hockley is a Christian Home, providing children from families in crisis with love, security, a sense of self-worth, and opportunities to prepare them for a successful life. Contact Tirhas Kidane misstirhas@yahoo.com or (281) 351-4976

Brazos Valley Hospice (Brenham Office) is a non-profit, community-supported agency committed to caring for individuals touched by life-limiting illness, grief and loss. Volunteer Opportunities include fundraising events, community assistance to indigent, disabled and elderly residents, data entry, and holiday events. Contact: Mary Rogas/Deanna Warmke dwarmke@brazosvalleyhospice.org- 979-277-9525

Carver Resource Center/Progressive Outreach Center provides tutoring and educational services for children and youth grades 1 through 12. They average 15-35 students each week day from 3 pm to 6 pm. Other opportunities include teacher’s aide and clerical assistance.  Contact: Mildred Edwards 936-825-6382

City of Prairie View was established in 1969 with the motto: “Productive, United, Indomitable.” The rural community houses Prairie View A&M University and has many service opportunities within the city to promote community and economic development, crime prevention and safety, in addition to various other projects. Contact: Mayor Frank Jackson/Shannon Smith 936 857-3711

Focusing Families is a non-profit organization committed to strengthening individuals, families and communities through education, prevention and intervention to eliminate Family Violence, Sexual Assault, and other crisis issues. Contact: Kim Mathis 979 826-3290

Greater Houston Urban Garden utilizes two acres of land in Southeast Houston to cultivate in an effort to subsidize communities’ food costs and teach others how to garden. We will also have a monthly clean up of the surrounding neighborhood once a month- Contact: Cavanaugh Nweze (832)262-8019 

Global Volunteers is a private, non-profit, non-sectarian, non-governmental organization engaging short-term volunteers on micro-economic and human development programs in close partnership with local people worldwide. Working at the invitation and under the direction of local leaders, volunteers help create a foundation for world peace through mutual international understanding. Our purpose is to maintain a genuine, sustained service partnership with the host community and provide volunteers a genuine opportunity to serve. Contact: Karissa Grosser 651-407-6130 

HT Jones Elementary School has the foremost goal is to produce well rounded high level thinking students who will graduate high school with a multitude of options. A variety or mentoring, tutoring and volunteer opportunities exist within the elementary school conveniently located on University Drive. Contact: Carol Bates, Principal/Coach Ron Hill 936 372-4200

Houston Ballet’s mission is to inspire a lasting love and appreciation for dance through artistic excellence, exhilarating performances, innovative choreography and superb educational programs. Volunteer opportunities are long- and short-term allowing volunteers to participate in a variety of capacities from Nutcracker Market Volunteers to manning thebooth at Wortham Theater where ballet-related items are sold. Contact: Patsy Chapman/ Jill Scott 713-535-3271 pchapman@houstonballet.org./. jscott@houstonballet.org

Houston Food Bank is a private, nonprofit organization that seeks food donations, distributes to local charitable programs. The Houston Food Bank utilizes volunteers six days a week in three locations throughout the city of Houston. Volunteer support is critical to our mission of leading the fight against hunger. Contact: Curtis McMinn 713 547-8608

MECA (Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts) is a community-based non-profit organization committed to the healthy development of underserved youth and adults through arts and cultural programming, academic excellence, support services and community building. Contact: Armando Silva 832-865-6123

Motivation Education & Training (MET) Head Start is was created literally to give children a head start in their educational experience and, it was hoped, this good start would be transferred onto future life experiences. Contact: Jane Curtis 979 826-4484

Mt. Corinth Missionary Baptist Church is committed to serving God and the needs of you and your family through community outreach, powerful sermons and innovative programs. Contact: Rev. L.H. Crosby 832 443-1301

Park at Clear Creek Afterschool Program is an apartment complex within the Hempstead area that provides it residents with supportive services such as cooking classes and educational support. The afterschool program takes place Monday-Thursday with a Friday social event for school-aged residents. Contact: Lanna Merten 979-826-9002

Peace Corps has shared with the world America’s most precious resource – its people. Peace Corps Volunteers serve in 77 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, and the Middle East. Collaborating with local community members, Volunteers work in areas like education, youth outreach and community development, the environment, and information technology. Contact: Chanti Koumba 281-432-1155

PVAMU Green Team is responsible for the paper recycling on the campus and other Go Green Initiatives. Contact: Alisha Lowe 936-261-1360

PVAMU Office of Continuing Education isContact: Dr. Jimmy Adams 936-261-2120 or oce@pvamu.educommitted to coordinating, quality, innovative continuing education programs that enhance professional development, career opportunities, and lifelong learning endeavors.

PVAMU Peer Mentors is a Collegiate Student Peer Mentor Program for first generation college students, a component of the THECB College for Texans Campaign. The program raises awareness among students, their families and influences others about the benefits of higher education. It helps students to prepare for college academically and financially.   Contact: Mrs. Elma Gonzalez 936-261-2124 or edgonzalez@pvamu.edu

Prairie View Volunteer Fire Department is a very rewarding and valuable way to serve the community. It takes dedication and many hours of training to become a firefighter. If you’re willing to put in the time and effort, there is a department ready for you to serve Contact: Mrs. Marian Jackson mejackson@prodigy.net, 936 857-5550 

The Marine Reserve Toys for Tots Program provides new toys for impoverished children, who would otherwise go without at Christmas time. We work in communities to collect toys and funds to purchase toys and work with local agencies to identify needy children in the area. Contact: Carol Nemec 936-931-5945

Volunteers of America, TX is a faith based non-profit organization that is committed to serving people in need, strengthening families, and building communities. Contact: Teresa Garcia 713-460-0781

Waller Assistance and Restoration Ministries, Inc. (W.A.R.M.), a Texas non-profit corporation, has been formed by local Christian leaders and through the merger of two long-standing Christian Outreach Ministries in the community of Waller – the Waller Pantry and Closet which was formed out of the Ministerial Alliance in 1986 and the Mission Closet which has been in ministry since 1985 out of the Waller Baptist Church. Contact: Zina Saul 936 372-5173

Way, Truth and Light Outreach is a 501c3 corporation serving all people regardless of race, religion, color, sex or national origin. The organization is dedicated to  reaching out to pregnant, parenting and married youth and their babies so and teaching and training others about pregnancy, childcare and healthy life choices in schools, health centers, and churches is an integral part of their outreach service. Contact: wtl@wtloutreach.com or 936-372-9007

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