TEE-ING UP FOR HURRICANE RELIEF
KEEP #HOUSTONSTRONG WITH UNIQUE TEES AT LAUNCH
As Houston continues to recover in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the community has come together to help neighbors rebuild. In support of these efforts, LAUNCH pop-up boutique in Avenida Houston is offering T-shirts with a positive message of support and
hope. 100 percent of profits from the sale of these shirts will go toward Mayor Turner’s Harvey Relief Fund.
“LAUNCH presents Houston’s rich and vibrant culture as seen through the eyes of talented, local artists. Their beautiful pieces illustrate the creative power of our city, and these shirts represent an important chapter in our story,” said Sydney Dao, Director of Retail, Houston First Corporation. “It was inspiring to see how the community came together and we hope these shirts continue to keep the spirit alive as we work to overcome the destruction and loss.”
LAUNCH will offer four tees that are designed by the city’s growing creative community. Printed by LAUNCH Alum and Houston artist Gooseworks, the tees are $28 and can be purchased at LAUNCH or online at www.launch.visithouston.com.
GOOD JOB, SER!
WORKFORCE OPPORTUNITY CENTER OPENS
SER-Jobs for Progress of the Texas Gulf Coast (SER) is opening a new headquarters – a state-of-the-art Workforce Opportunity Center at 1710 Telephone Road. This $16.6 million project is a joint venture being built with public funding and philanthropic support. Once completed, the Center will double SER’s training and direct client service capacity.
The first phase of this new 22,000sf facility will be one-of-a-kind in the nation, featuring Houston’s first Career Café and connecting job seekers to middle-skills jobs. The Center will also create a hub in the community for job seekers, employers, community partners and local residents to intersect and connect. The second phase of the capital campaign will include a 30,000sf warehouse which will enable SER to expand its job training services to industries beyond construction, banking and logistics, to new sectors, including healthcare training programs.
ONE FOR THE LADIES
TEA TIME AT GRANDUCA
Even though this is the Men’s Issue, here’s one for the females in your life, or you, if you’re a man who likes tea. Hotel Granduca gives the English tradition an Italian spin with Afternoon Tea service from 2–4pm daily (with a reservation) in Ristorante Cavour or throughout the hotel. Four different tea services are offered – they include the following:
- The Granduca High Tea ($52 per person)
- The Perrier Jouët Nuit Blanche Afternoon Tea ($75 per person)
- The Perrier Jouët Belle Epoque Afternoon Tea ($85 per person)
The hotel also offers the Granduca Bunny Tea ($23 per child).
To make reservations,visit www.granducahouston.com/houston-hotel-restaurants/afternoon-tea.
CONNECTING KIDS AND COMMUNITY
NEW WEBSITE MATCHES CHARITIES AND VOLUNTEERS
Especially right now, community service is a popular topic in our city. Houstonians enjoy volunteering, and many students need volunteer hours for school, scouts or other programs. Many parents seek volunteer opportunities for their children to help them learn how to contribute to the city, work with others and be exposed to different work settings.
Now, it’s all simplified: ServeforGood.org helps Houstonians under the age of 18 find community service projects. The site currently lists more than 100 Houston-area charities that welcome young volunteers, and they continue adding more nonprofits to the site. It’s different from other local volunteer sites because ServeforGood features far more charities and focuses on teens (and younger students). The site helps students focus their searches through an effective search filter and also includes comments from past volunteers. Visit www.ServeforGood.org to get started today.