Department of Neighborhoods

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Last Citizenship Forum of 2016

Nov. 19, 2016 -- Citizenship Forum
The Department of Neighborhoods Office of New Americans and Immigrant Communities, NALEO Educational Fund & Neighborhood Centers Inc. took part in the last Citizenship Forum of the year on Saturday, November 19 as part of Citizenship Month. The forums provide participants with one-on-one citizenship application assistance and legal consultations with immigration attorneys.
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Denver Harbor Lyons Ave. Beautification Project

Nov. 12, 2016 -- Denver Harbor Lyons Ave. Beautification Project
The Department of Neighborhoods joined the Denver Harbor Civic Club to clean up Lyons Avenue. The group tackled litter, eliminated weeds, and cleaned water drains.
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White Cane Safety Day 2016

October 14, 2016 -- White Cane Safety Day.
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Disability Awareness Month Kickoff & Ribbon Cutting

Disability Awareness Month Kickoff & Ribbon Cutting.
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CAO Senior Appreciation Luncheon

Mayor's Citizens' Assistance Office 2nd Annual Senior Appreciation Luncheon.
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2016 Back 2 School Fest

6th Annual Mayor's Back 2 School Fest
Presented by Shell Oil Company Host: University of Houston August 13, 2016 An initiative of Mayor's Office of Special Events, Mayor's Office of Education Initiatives & Department of Neighborhoods. View full gallery.

2016 Tax Day Floods

2016 Tax Day Floods
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2013 DON Highlights

Department of Neighborhoods Highlights 2014
The department works to improve Houston’s neighborhoods and quality of life.  Its seven divisions address neighborhood issues, gang prevention, education, international communities, the concerns of persons with disabilities and volunteerism.
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2013 DON Highlights

Department of Neighborhoods Highlights 2013
The department works to improve Houston’s neighborhoods and quality of life.  Its seven divisions address neighborhood issues, gang prevention, education, international communities, the concerns of persons with disabilities and volunteerism.
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Back to School Fest 2013

August 10, 2013 -- Back to School Fest 2013
The City’s 3rd Annual Mayor’s Back to School Fest benefited thousands of Houston students and their families, August 10, 2013, at the University of Houston Main Campus.
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Second Make Safe Saturday

June 15, 2013 -- Second "Make Safe Saturday"
Mayor Annise Parker kicked off the City’s second “Make Safe Saturday” in Near Northside on June 15, 2013. The quarterly neighborhood cleanup initiative targets properties with city code violations that owners have failed to correct.
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Demo Day 2013

May 18, 2013 -- Demo Day 2013
Mayor Annise Parker kicked off the 4th Annual Demo Day on May 18, 2013 in Kashmere Gardens. The mayor took command of the bulldozer to launch the City’s 2013 demolition initiative.
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Make Safe Saturday

March 2, 2013 -- Make Safe Saturday
Houston Mayor Annise Parker launched Make Safe Saturday, a citywide neighborhood cleanup initiative targeting abandoned buildings and blighted properties, March 2, 2013 in Sunnyside. Volunteers needed for next event in June.
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DON Highlights 2012

Department of Neighborhoods Highlights 2012
The department works to improve Houston’s neighborhoods and quality of life.  Its seven divisions address neighborhood issues, gang prevention, education, international communities, the concerns of persons with disabilities and volunteerism.
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Be Amazing, Stand Up and Volunteer

June 26, 2012 -- Be Amazing, Stand Up & Volunteer
With the release of "The Amazing Spider-Man," Sony Pictures Entertainment challenged citizens to "Be Amazing, Stand Up & Volunteer."  On June 26, the Mayor's Volunteer Initiatives Program mobilized volunteers to take part in a national day of service.  Volunteers transformed the courtyard and recreation area at the Lyerly Building, which houses low-income senior residents and people with disabilities.
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June 5, 2012 -- World Refugee Week 2012
Mayor Parker welcomed members of the Houston World Refugee Committee to City Hall on June 5 for the announcement of 2012 World Refugee Week, held June 11-16. View full gallery.

YES Prep Serves!

May 30, 2012 -- YES Prep Serves!
More than 1,700 students from three YES Prep public schools spent the morning of May 30 planting trees, painting median end-caps and cleaning up litter in neighborhoods throughout the city. View full gallery.

All in One Academics

May 21, 2012 -- All In One Academics
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May 19, 2012 -- Mayor's 3rd Annual Demo Day
Mayor Annise Parker was joined by City Council members Larry Green and Wanda Adams, Houston Contractors Association volunteers and civic leaders for the Mayor’s 3rd Annual Demo Day press conference, May 19 in southwest Houston. View full gallery.

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May 15, 2012 -- AmeriCorps Awareness Week
Mayor Parker visited with AmeriCorps members at City Hall on May 15. The Mayor presented a City Proclamation announcing AmeriCorps Awareness Week 2012. View full gallery.

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May 10, 2012 -- RED Day at Metropolitan Multi-Service Center
Mayor Parker joined Keller Williams volunteers on RED Day, May 10. Volunteers spent the day renewing the facilities at the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center on W. Gray Street, which serves people with disabilities. View full gallery.

Mayor's Volunteer Houston Awards Reception and Lemonade Day

May 1, 2012 -- Mayor's Volunteer Houston Awards Reception. Mayor Parker visited with Lemonade Day entrepreneurs at a reception honoring volunteers on May 1 at the Julia Ideson Library. View full gallery.

Tenant and Landlord Forum

April 28, 2012 -- Tenant & Landlord Forum
The Mayor's Citizens' Assistance Office sponsored a Tenant & Landlord Forum in southwest Houston on April 28. View full gallery.

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April 27, 2012 -- ID Theft Prevention & Document Shredding Kick-Off
Mayor Parker, joined by Houston Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration and Data Shredding Services of Texas, launched the Department of Neighborhoods’ ID Theft Prevention & Free Document Shredding Initiative, on April 27 at HPD’s Westside Station. View full gallery.

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April 14, 2012 -- Global Care Day at Metropolitan Multi-Service Center
LyondellBasell staff and volunteers observed Global Care Day on April 14 by refurbishing the facilities at the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center on W. Gray Street, which serves persons with disabilities. View full gallery.

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March 31, 2012 -- Re-Pride Sunnyside
Worthing High School student volunteers, community leaders and supporters kicked off the Department of Neighborhoods’ Re-Pride Sunnyside neighborhood cleanup and beautification initiative on March 31. View full gallery.