Department of Neighborhoods

Press Release

Celebrate Citizenship Month in November!
Festivities Promote “Good Citizenship” Through Inclusiveness, Civic Engagement and Public Service

October 20, 2016 -- Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner invites the community to celebrate the “Many Faces of Houston” during the eighth annual Houston Citizenship Month in November.  The month’s festivities commemorate what it means to be a contributing citizen of Houston through civic leadership, community service and actions that embrace racial and ethnic diversity, inclusiveness and unity.

The public is invited to enjoy a variety of programs and activities sponsored by community entities.  The events include performances, exhibits, films, lectures, talks, children’s story hours, arts and crafts, festivals and charity events.  The event venues include city libraries, museums, university campuses, neighborhood centers and green spaces. 

Houston Citizenship Month is an initiative of the Department of Neighborhoods Office of New Americans and International Communities. The celebration is organized under the leadership of the Mayor’s Advisory Council of International Communities.

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