1 hour ago

Oprah Winfrey supports March for our Lives an...

Oprah Winfrey supports March for our Lives and so do we! In partnership with families and students in Fifth Ward and beyond, we are expanding our Lyons Avenue Renaissance Festival kickoff parade to support the "March For Our Lives" event. On March 24, the kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets of Washington DC to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today. Lyons Avenue Renaissance Festival Locally, we invite children and families to meet at the DeLuxe Theater at 11AM on March 24th and march as participants in the Festival Parade in solidarity. Bring your signs, willingness for change, peace and goodwill!

    Oprah Is Donating Half A Million To Florida Students' March For Our Lives
    Now, the student organizers are focusing on the main event. "We want this movement to be heard. It's so close to our hearts," John Barnitt, a 17-year-old junior at Stoneman Douglas and a survivor of the shooting, told Refinery29. "We're really focusing on March 24 - we want everyone to come out and show support.
    https://www.refinery29.com

19 hours ago

We need volunteers for Friday and Saturday to...

We need volunteers for Friday and Saturday to help us organize and load furniture for Hurricane Harvey victims If you would like to volunteer, please click on this link and sign up now: http://signup.com/go/CxbPKgh Lunch will be provided.

    Furniture Distribution
    SignUp.com makes it easy to coordinate school events & classroom activities, fundraisers, snack schedules, potlucks & more!
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25 hours ago

Early voting begins today! Don't miss this ch...

Early voting begins today! Don't miss this chance to have your voice heard. "The midterm elections are often the overlooked middle child of any election cycle. But while they don’t get as much press as races during Presidential election years, the stakes are high."

    Early Voting For The 2018 Texas Primaries Begins: What You Need To Know | Houston Public Media
    Historically, Texans don't turn out for primaries. In 2016, just over 21 percent of eligible Texans voted in the presidential primary. Turnout in midterm primary elections is usually even lower. We want to help make participation in primaries easier for voters - by making the primaries themselves easier to understand.
    https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org

26 hours ago

Think you have game? We're looking for you at...

Think you have game? We're looking for you at this year's @nickelfest on March 24th. Sign up for the 3 x 3 Tournament and win bragging rights and more! http://bit.ly/2GvW6sp Message for more info!

    Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation
    Think you have game? We're looking for you at this year's @nickelfest on March 24th. Sign up for the 3 x 3 Tournament and win bragging rights and more! http://bit.ly/2GvW6sp Message for more info!
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28 hours ago

4 days ago

"A goal without a plan is just a wish." - Ant...

"A goal without a plan is just a wish." - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. These clients are creating there plan. You can too! Contact us to find out when our next Home Buying 101 class will be. Happy Saturday!

    Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation
    "A goal without a plan is just a wish." - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. These clients are creating there plan. You can too! Contact us to find out when our next Home Buying 101 class will be. Happy...
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4 days ago

Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment ...

Thank you to all our volunteers this morning! Latosha Clemons Jessica Jaimes Kim Stoilis

    Lyons Avenue Renaissance Festival
    Just another Saturday morning stuffing eggs. Thank you everyone for coming out!
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5 days ago

Quiere comenzar su negocio? Venga y aprenda c...

Quiere comenzar su negocio? Venga y aprenda como encontrar capital para su negocio y aprenda de las claves de exito para su negocio. Registrese ahora: https://goo.gl/JsySrN Cena ligera sera incluida!

    Comenzando su Proprio Negocio
    Eventbrite - Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation and SCORE presents Comenzando su Proprio Negocio - Thursday, March 8, 2018 at The DeLuxe Theater, Houston, TX. Find event and ticket information.
    https://www.eventbrite.com

6 days ago

Hurricane Harvey Furniture Distribution Fri F...

Hurricane Harvey Furniture Distribution Fri Feb 16, 2018 – Sat Feb 17, 2018 We need volunteers to help distribute gently used couches, tables, lamps, TVs, dresser drawers, armoires, mirrors, chairs and other various home decor that have been donated and will be available for pickup at no cost to families in need this Friday and Saturday. Over 18 years old only. #houstonstrong #nickelproud #neighborshelpingneighbors http://signup.com/go/rUxUzAA

    Hurricane Harvey Furniture Distribution
    SignUp.com makes it easy to coordinate school events & classroom activities, fundraisers, snack schedules, potlucks & more!
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Feb 13

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Tiene una gran idea para un negocio o para expander su negocio actual? Aprenda lo que se necesita para ser in empresario exitoso en el proximo FWCRC Business Workshop. Para registrarse por favor visite: https://goo.gl/JsySrN

    5th Ward Business Workshop: Comenzando su propio negocio
    Tiene una gran idea para un negocio o para expander su negocio actual? Aprenda lo que se necesita para ser in empresario exitoso en el proximo FWCRC...
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Feb 13

Feb 12

Para toda la comunidad hispana que quieren co...

Para toda la comunidad hispana que quieren comenzar su negocio los invitamos a aprendar mas como comenzar su neocio, como y donde buscar el dinero y cuales son las claves para que su negocio salga adelante. Por favor de registrarse aqui: https://goo.gl/JsySrN Cena ligera sera incluida!

    Comenzando su Proprio Negocio
    Eventbrite - Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation and SCORE presents Comenzando su Proprio Negocio - Thursday, March 8, 2018 at The DeLuxe Theater, Houston, TX. Find event and ticket information.
    https://www.eventbrite.com

Feb 12

Spanish Business workshop! Happy Monday! B...

Spanish Business workshop! Happy Monday! Bringing the Spanish workshop to our community now. Please share with your neighbors about this great opportunity. To sign up please click the link below. Register now: https://goo.gl/JsySrN Feliz Lunes! Hoy tenemos el gran honor de traer ala communidad el business workshop en espańol! Para registrarse visite la pagina: https://goo.gl/JsySrN

    Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation
    Spanish Business workshop! Happy Monday! Bringing the Spanish workshop to our community now. Please share with your neighbors about this great opportunity. To sign up please click the link below....
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Feb 11

Congratulations Kirksey | Architecture! Winne...

Congratulations Kirksey | Architecture! Winner of the Small Healthcare Design Excellence Award Presented to Kirksey for their work in our own Legacy Community Health - Fifth Ward Job well done!

    Small Healthcare Design Excellence Award - IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter
    Back to Design Excellence Awards Small Healthcare Design Excellence Award Presented to Kirksey Legacy Community Health Houston, Texas Project Description: Legacy Community Health is located in the historic Fifth Ward of Houston, dubbed a "health care desert" by local Houston media for its location in an under-served part of the community.
    http://iida-tx-ok.org

Feb 08

Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment ...

The Nickel Connection is back! Join us for breakfast! We will host Carroll G. Robinson, Esq. to talk on minority-owned business, the power of chambers, and community prosperity. There will be a $5.00 fee at the door. Don't forget to RSVP! Email Zarana for any questions at: zsanghani@fifthwardcrc.org

    The Nickel Connection: Breakfast
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Feb 08

Coming soon!

Coming soon!

    I-45 is moving and it will change how you go to Astros games
    This week, we are looking into the future, at road construction affecting the Houston area in 2018. In just a couple of years, TxDOT will embark on a massive effort to remodel the downtown freeway system.
    http://abc13.com

Feb 08

Feb 07

  • February 7, 2018

Feb 07

Thank you! A group called Project R.E.S.P.E.C...

Thank you! A group called Project R.E.S.P.E.C.T is working to give the buried a proper resting place. If you would like to help in any way, or think you may have a loved one buried there, you can visit the Project R.E.S.P.E.C.T. website. Project Respect Houston

    Historic black cemetery in Houston in need of cleanup
    A historic cemetery that's been in Houston's Fifth Ward for more than a century is in dire need of a cleanup. Evergreen Negro Cemetery is one of the roughly 4,000 historic black cemeteries across the Lone Star State that are in a substandard condition.
    http://abc13.com

Feb 07

Feb 06

Feb 06

From NAMI Greater Houston - Free mental healt...

From NAMI Greater Houston - Free mental health education classes. NAMI Greater Houston Spring Classes in NE Houston and Surrounding areas. From NAMI: "This is a very informative 12 week class much needed in our neighborhood. I've been teaching this class for several years, Please share this information in the community, your local churches, Day Care Center, Clinics, etc..." https://namigreaterhouston.org/

    Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation
    From NAMI Greater Houston - Free mental health education classes. NAMI Greater Houston Spring Classes in NE Houston and Surrounding areas. From NAMI: "This is a very informative 12 week class much...
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Feb 06

Feb 05

Houston LISC is excited to launch the 2018 cy...

Houston LISC is excited to launch the 2018 cycle of two small grants programs. LISC's small grants are tools to support resident-led initiatives, spark projects that advance the community's vision and build neighborhood capacity. These grants are made available through LISC's GO Neighborhoods initiative, a place-based and neighborhood-driven approach to comprehensive community development in Houston. Houston LISC Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) You're invited to apply or share!

    Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation
    Houston LISC is excited to launch the 2018 cycle of two small grants programs. LISC's small grants are tools to support resident-led initiatives, spark projects that advance the community's vision...
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Feb 05

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Tune into #HoustonLife on Channel 2 to see what @MisterMcKinney has to say about the FREE tours taking place this month. #MisterMcKinneysHistoricHouston Lyons Avenue Renaissance Festival

    Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation
    Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation, Houston, TX. 1,747 likes · 180 talking about this · 1,283 were here. Creating a Community of Choice...A Better Place to Live, Work, And Play!
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Feb 05

Stay tuned on channel 2. Coming up soon Miste...

Stay tuned on channel 2. Coming up soon Mister McKinney's Historic Houston KPRC TV Channel 2 Houston History Bus Houston Life coming up with more details about Fifth Ward and Lyons Avenue Renaissance Festival.

Feb 05

Mark your 🗓️'s and don't forget to enroll fo...

Mark your 🗓️'s and don't forget to enroll for the last Home Buyer Education class for the month of February! We also offer FREE consultations with the housing adviser who will help you plan your path to home ownership! Spaces are limited, call 713-674-0175 to register today! Can't make it this month? No worries, we have our classes twice a month. March dates are coming soon!

    Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation
    Mark your 🗓️'s and don't forget to enroll for the last Home Buyer Education class for the month of February! We also offer FREE consultations with the housing adviser who will help you plan your...
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Feb 05

Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment ...

Next Sunday, join the Nickel Loafers at Mystic Lyon to decorate parasols, rattles and streamers, then dance/walk/shake/rattle/loaf with us in the Lyons Avenue Renaissance Festival parade on March 24! Mystic Lyon Lyons Ave. Renaissance Festival Call for Art Cars! 2018 Lyons Avenue Renaissance Festival Lyons Avenue Renaissance Festival

    Nickel Loafers: Paint Party for Parade
    PAINT PARTY FOR PARADE Come paint/embellish rattles, ribbon sticks and parasols on Sunday, February 11 from 1-4pm at Mystic Lyon, 5017 Lyons Ave.,...
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Feb 04

Today we take a moment to celebrate the life ...

Today we take a moment to celebrate the life of Emma Primas, a longtime member of her Fifth Ward church and Settegast-area civic club as well as the National Council of Negro Women's Houston chapter and the NAACP. Primas, whose electoral history as a black woman included being denied the vote and paying a poll tax to access a ballot, presided with dignity and humor over her descendants – including one child, four grandchildren and extending to five great-great-great grandchildren.

    Emma Primas of Houston, one of the oldest Texans, dies at 112
    Mrs. Emma Primas, a supercentenarian, businesswoman and Houston celebrity who gained national prominence at age 109 during her 2015 meeting with President Barack Obama, died Tuesday. She was 112. Upon receiving a kiss on the cheek from someone she never thought she'd live to see - the first black U.S.
    http://www.chron.com

Feb 03

  • February 3, 2018

Feb 03

Feb 02

Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment ...

A lot of work goes in the 50,000 plastic eggs we donate back to the community. Can you volunteer to help us fill them with the goodies? If you have time on Saturday mornings, 9AM - noon, in February or March, you're invited to join us for egg stuffing to prepare for the Fifth Annual Lyons Avenue Festival helicopter egg drop (Houston's Only!) Donuts and coffee are provided! Volunteers are not required to stay the entire time - we welcome any time you can donate to our efforts! First opportunity is TOMORROW! Sign up to join us tomorrow or for an upcoming Saturday. We provide coffee, donuts and all supplies. Sign up HERE >>>>>http://bit.ly/2GJ1rO4

    Lyons Avenue Renaissance Festival
    Lyons Avenue Renaissance Festival. 1.1K likes. The Lyons Avenue Renaissance Festival is an annual event; celebrating the history, art, culture, and current revitalization of Houston's 5th Ward.
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Jan 31

Big news at Wheatley High School. Welcome Jos...

Big news at Wheatley High School. Welcome Joseph Williams!

    HISD names new principal for Wheatley High School
    The Houston Independent School District has selected 22-year veteran educator and administrator Joseph Williams as the new principal for Wheatley High School. Williams' tenure at Wheatley is effective today. Williams is known for transforming underperforming schools into thriving campuses.
    http://blogs.houstonisd.org

Jan 31

Looking for an egg-cellent way to support the...

Looking for an egg-cellent way to support the efforts of the Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation and the Lyons Avenue Renaissance Festival? We need eggs and goodies to stuff them with! Your donation helps us defer festival costs and also brings smiles to the faces of our festival crowd of 5000. Please donate and/or share! Wish List link: http://amzn.to/2FLVbV5

    Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation
    Looking for an egg-cellent way to support the efforts of the Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation and the Lyons Avenue Renaissance Festival? We need eggs and goodies to stuff them...
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Jan 30

Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment ...

Meanwhile, in important preservation news ...

    UPDATE: LULAC Houston Clubhouse Will Undergo Repairs After National Treasure Designation | Houston Public Media
    A Houston building connected to the Mexican-American Civil Rights movement has been designated as a National Treasure and will share part of a $450,000 grant in an effort to raise money for restore historic buildings damaged by last year's Hurricane Harvey, the National Trust for Historic Preservation announced Tuesday, January 30.
    https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org

Jan 30

We're excited to welcome this great community...

We're excited to welcome this great community resource back to the virtual airwaves! "The Urban Edge podcast is back! It’s been a bit, we know, but we’re excited to share the latest episode all about Houston’s complicated and important transportation infrastructure history, including a look at how one neighborhood in the path of the North Houston Highway Improvement Project is responding to the proposals on the table so far." Rice University Kinder Institute for Urban Research

    Listen: Near Northside Awaits I-45 Project and the History of Houston's Transportation Struggles
    The Urban Edge podcast is back! It's been a bit, we know, but we're excited to share the latest episode all about Houston's complicated and important transportation infrastructure history, including a look at how one neighborhood in the path of the North Houston Highway Improvement Project is responding to the proposals on the table so far.
    https://urbanedge.blogs.rice.edu

Jan 30

Want to help the festival before the festival...

Want to help the festival before the festival? Join us on Saturdays in February to help stuff the goodies into the plastic eggs that we'll be dropping for the community at this year's Lyons Avenue Renaissance Festival Sign up today! http://bit.ly/2Do6PXQ

    Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation
    Want to help the festival before the festival? Join us on Saturdays in February to help stuff the goodies into the plastic eggs that we'll be dropping for the community at this year's Lyons Avenue...
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Jan 30

Thanks to funding programs like those provide...

Thanks to funding programs like those provided to employees of JPMorgan Chase & Co., you're able to have your contributions to Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation matched. Thank you to JP Morgan and Debra Ragle for the recent contribution and match! If you check and see that your company has a similar program, we'd appreciate the support! http://bit.ly/2GvwPiU

    Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation
    Thanks to funding programs like those provided to employees of JPMorgan Chase & Co., you're able to have your contributions to Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation matched. Thank...
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