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Washington Terrace Civic Association Creates Opportunities for Community Service

Neighbors, the city is talking and our neighborhood is at the forefront of the discussion. As developers, special interest groups and politicians scramble to get in, we need all hands on deck to build our community the way we envision it. We’ve had meaningful discussions and participated in activities to help determine our needs and desires, now it’s time for action! No matter what you talents or skills, there’s an opportunity for you to get involved. Below you will find descriptions of volunteer opportunities. Determine which is of most interest to you or you have the most to contribute to and respond with your name and desired activity. Neighborhood Physical Survey: It’s impossible to protect our assets if we don’t know what they are! Here’s an opportunity to get out and get a closer look at the place you [...]

Washington Terrace Civic Association Creates Opportunities for Community Service2018-02-10T10:44:23-06:00

Emancipation Park Grand Reopening

Emancipation Park will serve as ground-zero for a variety of programs serving all ages in the areas of education, wellness, fitness, and sports. In addition to programming, Emancipation Park will also host seminars, town hall meetings, conferences, concerts, plays, exhibitions, festivals and the Juneteenth Festival for all to come and enjoy. Free Market Square kicks-off this weekend with Emancipation Ave Live. With 30+ vendors, live music, and children activities this is guaranteed to be the event you don’t want to miss! Listed children activities including bounce house, bead making and face painting will take place Saturday, June 17th fromNoon - 8:00 pm. Save the date, invite your friends and family, and join us for an exciting weekend of food, shopping, and entertainment. For more information and details visit www.washingtonterraceca.org

Emancipation Park Grand Reopening2018-02-10T10:44:56-06:00

Free Produce Available at Blodgett Urban Gardens

Every Saturday morning on a non-assuming corner lot on Blodgett, across from the Metro Route 25 stop, Blodgett Urban Gardens (BUG) is giving away fresh produce. That’s right; naturally grown, organic produce is available in exchange for absolutely nothing at all or a little of your time or a nominal donation. While this may seem too good to be true, it may help to know that BUG was created to address and eradicate chronic malnutrition, dietary-related diseases and hunger through gardening and other sustainability practices. Students at Texas Southern University’s Urban Planning and Environmental Policy (UPEP) program recognized a need to educate, coordinate, and provide aid and relief to Third Ward’s residents. There is limited to no access to fresh, healthy and affordable food in the area which makes it a food desert. Not only was limited access an issue, [...]

Free Produce Available at Blodgett Urban Gardens2018-02-10T10:44:49-06:00