APRIL COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROJECT
You can help bring the world to a child in need when you donate a book in our Give a Kid the World Book Drive being held this month. Our faith community, along with other faith groups from across Fort Bend County, is trying to get 2000 books into the hands of 2000 local low-income students just in time for World Book Day in April. We are focusing on three FBISD elementary campuses: Arizona Fleming, Lula Goodman and Mission West. All three have a high percentage of disadvantaged families. Please consider following these links to the Amazon Wish Lists and order a book or two to be delivered directly to the schools. Remember, there are three schools so check out all three wish lists to find your favorite book to donate.
Lula Goodman Elementary:
Mission West Elementary:
Fort Bend County has created a new youth prevention program called "Expose Excellence." (e2) Sign up your child or become a mentor today. Please help us get the word out about our new program.
The Expose Excellence Youth Program will help youth acquire positive self-awareness, cultural competency, aspiration, and self-expression. The program will help youth to do well academically and to be well emotionally. It is designed to expose youth to themselves and to the world. Teaching youth how to take personal responsibility, and opening doors to opportunity, will assist them to become successful citizens in society. The Youth Program will offer:
We need your help! Please email David.Sincere@fortbendcountytx.gov for more information.
The Expose Excellence Youth Program
David Lee Sincere, Jr.
Lead Youth Community Outreach Coordinator
Fort Bend County Juvenile Probation Department
2725 FM 521 North Fresno, TX 77545
In January, the Martin Luther King Youth Day of Service provides an opportunity for youth of all faiths from around the county to come together to work on various service projects for our community .
The Interfaith Dinner and Dialogue, held in the spring, offers a chance for adults from various Faith Communities to get together for a dinner and to talk about our common values while appreciating our different religious practices.
The Interfaith Thanksgiving Service is a huge celebration where representatives from diverse religious communities offer prayers, readings, songs, poems and dances around that year’s Thanksgiving theme.
Throughout the year, the Fort Bend Interfaith Council joins with local faith communities to collect food, school supplies, blankets, clothing and other items for people in need.
The Golden Rule Gang is a committee within the Fort Bend Interfaith Council that concentrates on community outreach and social justice. The Gang has helped lead efforts for eviction moratoriums during the Covid crisis as well as rent aid for those in need.
Recognizing the importance of small businesses in the health and well being of our community, the Interfaith Council sponsors the Facebook group Sugar Land/Missouri City Support Our Small Businesses as a way to help promote and support our local small business owners. https://www.facebook.com/groups/296270041539390/?multi_permalinks=668266311006426
The Mission of Fort Bend Family Promise is to meet the immediate needs
of homeless families while empowering them to attain self-sufficiency.
The Department of Collaborative Communities will create and foster mutually beneficial partnerships with stakeholders that support and enrich student achievement and success.
It is the mission of the Fort Bend County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to create an environment of readiness for the whole-community through a comprehensive program of prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and disaster recovery.
The Metropolitan Organization (TMO) is an organization of institutions dedicated to developing power and leadership among citizens in order to transform the city.
TMO believes that a truly democratic society requires the active participation of ordinary citizens. When people lack the means to connect to power and participate effectively in public life, social relationships disintegrate. Our model of relational organizing helps build real community. It generates social capital through a tight web of relationships across lines of race, ethnicity, class, faith, and geography. This social capital enables us to participate fully in public life and to become more effective actors in our communities.
Our mission is to lift American Muslim voices for sustainable change through multi-faith and civic engagement. Relationship building is our core.