Department of Neighborhoods
Mayor's Office of Education Initiatives


There are many resources in your community to help students graduate high school, receive workforce training or a college degree, and find jobs with opportunity. Take a look at our programs, partnerships and resources to develop a plan for your college and career goals. This website makes it easy to find key resources and answers to your college and career planning questions. The Education Initiatives office is a division of the Department of Neighborhoods.

College and Career Resources


Early Childhood Elementary School Middle School High School

Out of School Parental Engagement Student Technology Adult Education Veterans Affairs International Residents People With Disabilities Re-Entry Programs


Guides for College and Your Future

College and Career Planning

College and Career Planning Guides


We have organized some helpful resources to help guide your college and career planning whether you are in middle school, high school or a parent.

Student Financial Aid

Student Financial Aid Guide


Simplify the student financial aid process with our interactive website, that guides you through the process from preparation to loan repayment.

Financial Literacy Guide

Financial Literacy Guides


Understanding how to manage money is a big part of being financially successful.  Make sure you know how to avoid unnecessary debt and manage your money well.


Community Education Initiatives Calendar


Join HouSTEM


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HouSTEM is a public-private initiative to advance STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education and opportunity.



Complete the HouSTEM Interest Form

Houston's Summer of Learning


Summer of Learning


Turn Houston into a classroom without walls! Our city is full of free, fun activities for families and students of all ages.


Use this page to begin planning your summer of learning and make your summer a success!




Contact Us

Mark Cueva

Mark Cueva


Mark Cueva
Division Manager
900 Bagby, Public Level
Houston, TX 77002
Ph: 832.393.0816

Dept. of Neighborhoods Social Media


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Neighborhood Resource Map


Student and Family Neighborhood Service Map


There are many free resources through the City of Houston and our partners to help support the healthy development of students and families.  Learn where to find these resources and services in your neighborhood using our Neighborhood Service maps and our partners’ links.



More Student Resources


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We Can

Collaborative for Children

My Degree Counts

College Navigator

Federal Student Aid Forecaster

Stop Houston Gangs

Stop Bullying

More Community Resources


Education in Houston

Grant Opportunities

Spark Parks