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Civic Heart outgrew its previous location on Elgin Street, home to the organization for the past 18 years. The new 10-year lease for 13K SF allows Civic Heart to remain in the historic Third Ward, while adding space to accommodate its growing number of programs and services.

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Officials with Civic Heart Community Services, which bills itself as the largest Black-founded nonprofit organization in the Gulf Coast region, celebrated a ribbon-cutting June 29 for their new headquarters at 3131 Emancipation Ave., within One Emancipation Center in Houston’s Third Ward.


Debido a la pandemia del coronavirus, las coberturas de SHIP y Medicaid se renovaban automáticamente, pero una vez finalizó esta emergencia de salud empezaron a enviar a las familias sobres amarillos para la renovación, por lo que ahora tendrás 30 días para realizarlo y así no perder el beneficio. “Tienes que enviar los ingresos y comprobantes de domicilios de los últimos 30 días”, dijo Margarita Romo, navegadora de salud ‘Civic Heart’. También puedes hacer la renovación en línea, te contamos.

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Kenyetta McGowens is the Program Administrator for Civic Hearts and Marcus Brewer is their development director. Previously known as Change Happens, they help at-risk youth excel in school, stay out of jail and get into great jobs. They also help families deal with hardships like HIV treatment (and prevention) and connecting folks with mental health professionals. They have been successful at helping people break the cycle of homelessness. They placed over 5,800 youth in after-school and summer enrichment and prevention programs and you can help them reach even more by going to their website: www.civicheart.org. They need volunteers – especially males to mentor boys and young men