Community Centers, Youth Service and Education Services
Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star
http://www.bbbstx.org 713-271-5683, 6437 High Star, Houston 77074
Mentoring one on one for children ages 6-14. Both community and school-based programs.
Boys and Girls Club
www.bgclubs-houston.org Administrative Office: 1520-A Airline, Houston 77009 713-868-3426
Tutoring, arts & crafts, and game room. Ages 7-17. Membership fee of $5 during school year, $20 per child during summer. Provides transportation from some schools.
There are more than 20 locations across the Greater Houston Area. For complete list, visit here.
Champions Community Center
www.champcenter.org 281-893-1900, 13111 Bammel N. Houston, Houston 77066
Community service opportunities, information and referral services and recreation services for youth, as well as free counseling services, homeless outreach, and food pantry.
Chinese Community Center
http://www.ccchouston.org 713-271-6100, 9800 Town Park Drive, Houston 77036
After-school tutorials, individual and group counseling, Child Development Program, field trips/recreation, youth program, summer camp, ages 6-18. Focus is to deter gang activity/delinquency. Monthly parenting workshop. Focus on cultural awareness and adjusting to new environment. Adult ESL, job training, & senior program. Gym membership available to anyone in community. Chinese school available for community.
Community Family Center
www.communityfamilycenters.org 713-923-2316, 7524 Ave. E., Houston 77012
Services for Spanish speaking community. Clinica de Consultar Familiar provides resource information. HIV & parenting education. Teen pregnancy program. ESL & GED, substance abuse, & juvenile delinquency classes.
Connecting Families (formerly Family Outreach)
www.resourcesforparents.org 936-441-4733, 600 Gerald St, Willis, Texas 77378
Non-profit, low cost parenting classes, family & individual counseling, & court ordered divorce counseling.
www.juliachesterhouse.org 713-672-2573, 2020 Solo, Houston, TX 77020
Programs and services to residents of 77020, 77026. Early childhood, family and social services, computer classes and senior services.
Jewish Community Center
http://www.erjcchouston.org 713-729-3200, 5601 S. Braeswood, Houston 77096
Provides education, recreation, and fellowship opportunities for the Jewish community, but open to all.
Juvenile Court Volunteers (Crossroads)
www.crossroads-volunteers.org 713-295-2789, 6300 Chimney Rock, Houston 77081
Volunteer mentors for youth involved in Juvenile Probation system.
BakerRipley (formerly Neighborhood Centers Inc.)
Community centers offer a variety of services, recreation, and education to all ages.
Pearland Neighborhood Center
http://www.pnctexas.com 281-485-1987, 2335 N. Texas Avenue, Pearland 77581
Multi-service complex of the United Way of Brazoria County. Health programs, recreation, food and baby pantry, public meetings, information and referral and “Chemical Abuse Resolution Lies in Education” (Charlie) program. Utility and rental assistance. GED scholarships.
The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club
www.salvationarmyhouston.org/youth Administrative office 832-201-8076
After-school program for ages 6-15 years old. Counseling, athletic activities, food pantry. Variety of services based on location.
- Aldine Westfield Boys & Girls Club
- Garden City Boys & Girls Club
- Irvington Boys & Girls Club
- Northwest Boys & Girls Club
- Pasadena Boys & Girls Club
- International Boys & Girls Club
Shape Community Center
http://www.shape.org Administrative Office - 3903 Almeda Rd., Houston, TX 77004 713-521-0629, Family Center - 3815 Live Oak, Houston, TX 77004 713-521-0641
Free computer classes, after-school program and youth development. Programs to support families.
Spring Branch Family Development Center
http://www.sbfdc.org 713-996-8781, 8575 Pitner, Houston 77080
Education, recreation, health and social services for area residents.
Twin Oaks Community Center
713-472-0706, 3222 Pasadena Blvd, Pasadena 77503
Provides referral, education. Adult exercise, ESL, GED, computer skills classes (English/Spanish). Free seminars for the community. Summer lunch program for children up to 18.
Wesley Community Center, Inc.
www.wesleyhousehouston.org, Main Office 1410 Lee St., Houston 77009 713-223-8131, Reba Veal Henderson 1235 Henderson, Houston 77009 713-222-8725