How You Can Help

Thank you for your interest in lending a helping hand. Civic Heart offers many ways to get involved including monetary and in-kind donations, volunteer and advocacy opportunities as well as community partnerships.

Donate

We are thankful for your donation!

Through your continued support, Civic Heart Community Services can continue to help families and children empower themselves.

Donations to Civic Heart are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Staff Contact

Marcus Brewer
Development Director
713.374.1291

Be A Heart Beat, Pace Setter

With your support, Civic Heart can continue to assist at-risk youth, families and the community through empowering programs and services.

Donations by check are also welcome. Please make your check payable to Civic Heart Community Services and mail to:

Civic Heart Community Services
ATTN: Marcus Brewer
3131 Emancipation Suite 400
Houston, Texas 77004

Following your successful donation, you will receive a Receipt of Donation for your tax deduction and filing purposes.

In-Kind Gifts

Civic Heart also has a need for non-financial gifts. You may be able to provide an in-kind donation, that is, a gift of something tangible and not monetary. In-kind donations are equally as important as cash gifts, so let us know of any skills, services or goods you may be able to share.

Please contact our Development Team or Trinell Davis at tdavis@civicheart.org to inquire of in-kind gift needs and donations.

Jack Yates High School Athletic Field Renovation

Learn earn more about the Jack Yates High School Athletic Renovation or make a donation today!

Donor Spotlights

Thank you CenterPoint Energy! For almost 20 years, you have supported Civic Heart, not only financially, but with volunteers as well. Your continued support has helped to improve the lives of thousands of families. We can’t wait to see what the next 20 years brings!

Comerica Bank, you definitely help to raise expectations! For 15 years, Comerica has made a huge difference in the lives of clients we serve. Thank you for all that you do!

Thank you to a new supporter of Civic Heart. In a very short time, Worley has already impacted the lives of hundreds of our youth. Thank you for choosing to support Civic Heart!

Volunteer

Volunteers are the heart of Civic Heart Community Services. Civic Heart is looking for people from all walks of life that can commit to helping the children and families we serve. If you have an hour, a day, or you’re looking for a long-term volunteer opportunity, we have need of your help.

Would you like to:

  • Support a great cause?
  • Share your talent & energy?
  • Experience a sense of pride in your accomplishments?
  • Meet and serve with like-minded people?
  • Have an AMAZING amount of fun doing the above?

You can make a difference by:

  • Mentoring youth
  • Performing service projects in the community
  • Providing office support
  • Assisting at health fairs
  • Assisting our volunteer coordinator with events
  • Working with youth in after-school & summer programs
  • Assisting with grant-proposal research/writing

Click here to view upcoming events.

Send a Volunteer Application to the Volunteer Coordinator.

Erica Davis
Volunteer Coordinator
713.374.1265

I want to volunteer!

    Volunteer Spotlights

    Kim Pena

    Ms. Pena has been a volunteer for over 12 years coming to us through her company Primary Services. She has been instrumental in the planning and implementation of our various holiday celebrations to which Primary Services has provided gifts and gift cards to between 75 – 100 youth.

    Shante Beasley

    Ms. Beasley is a long-time volunteer whose children were once participants in our After-School and Mentoring Programs. She can always be called upon to assist with any special event or special project including our Fall Festival, Children’s Health Day, Third Ward Community Clean-Up and Lemonade Day.

    Maurice Watkins

    Mr. Watkins has been a dedicated volunteer and true advocate for over 20 years. He has been a long-time tutor for the After-School Program assisting youth in math, reading and science. During the pandemic, Mr. Watkins tutored virtually to ensure children still received the assistance they needed.

    Advocate

    The Good Life Outcomes program aspires to promote a vision that advances inclusion, equity, and racial and social justice in the Houston/Harris County community. The program aims for equitable opportunities and outcomes for all by operating within a framework of three pillars — Awareness, Advocacy, and Action. Each pillar has a set of related strategic activities focusing on Education, Health Care, and Criminal Justice disparities.

    The program creates a broad coalition of members from various institutions and communities. The strength of their diverse voices carrying the message is a powerful component to effect policy change. Moreover, the coalition encourages membership from the populations most at risk and adversely affected by social injustices, thereby giving them a voice and empowering them to advocate on their own behalf. In addition, this project includes a “collective impact” approach, bringing people together, in a structured way, to achieve meaningful change.

    Program Objectives

    • Elevate voices, stories, priorities, and knowledge to make local systems more responsive to the needs of the community.
    • Build power from the community to gain system-level engagement.
    • Establish partnerships to increase and sustain participation of diverse groups.
    • Create opportunities for people and the local community to co-create solutions toward social justice.
    • Implement inclusive practices to address the needs of people affected by targeted issues.
    • Increase access to health insurance and health care coverage.
    • Increase equity in the design of education systems, student disciplinary measures, and resources allocation.
    • Reduce structural inequities that exacerbate youth involvement in the criminal and juvenile justice system.

    Meet the Community Engagement Board

    Portrait of Dr. Khalilah Campbell-Rhone

    Dr. Khalilah Campbell-Rhone
    Officer of Special Populations
    Houston Independent School District

    Portrait of Jacque Daughtry

    Jacque Daughtry
    Executive Director
    Literacy Now

    Portrait of Dr. Carla M. Davis

    Dr. Carla M. Davis
    Professor of Pediatrics
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Portrait of Sheara Jennings

    Sheara Jennings
    Associate Professor
    University of Houston

    Portrait of Elwyn C. Lee

    Elwyn C. Lee, J.D.
    VP for Neighborhood & Strategic Initiatives
    University of Houston

    Portrait of Edidiong Obot

    Edidiong Obot
    Community Engagement Coordinator
    Harris County Precint One

    Portrait of Daniel Williamson

    Daniel Williamson
    Managing Director
    OpenStax, Rice University

    Partner

    Thank you for the privilege of sharing your time to learn more about Civic Heart Community Services, what we do, and why we do it.

    It would be our pleasure to visit with you to learn more about your interests and how we can develop a mutually beneficial partnership.

    If you are interested in making a donation, a gift right now of $1,000 will help support a 10-week summer enrichment program for 40 youth; provide 6 months of mental health counseling for 10 adolescents; help provide transportation for 25 justice-system-involved girls to participate in social/mentoring activities; and/or help to provide minor repairs to homes needed to keep older persons in their homes as they age gracefully.

    We believe in building partnerships and then collaborating to maximize resources and avoid waste and duplication of services. Please connect with us if you are interested in partnering with Civic Heart in any capacity to enhance the scale and reach of the people we serve.

    We value volunteers and there are many ways in which you can contribute your time and talents. Learn more about becoming a volunteer here.

    There is nothing of significance that Civic Heart can do alone. It takes all of us working together to have an enduring and sustaining impact.

    Calendar of Events

    Annual Children’s Health Day

    Saturday, August 3rd 2024

    FIND OUT MORE

    Events Location:

    Brazos Mall
    100 TX-332
    Lake Jackson, TX 77566

    Annual Children’s Health Day

    Saturday, August 10th 2024

    FIND OUT MORE

    Events Location:

    Almeda Mall
    555 Almeda Mall
    Houston, TX 77034

    Civic Heart 35th Anniversary Dinner

    Saturday, November 16th 2024

    FIND OUT MORE

    Events Location:

    Bayou City Event Center
    9401 Knight Rd
    Houston, TX 77045

    Sip, See, & Support

    July 18th 2024

    FIND OUT MORE

    Events Location:

    3131 Emancipation Avenue

    Join us for an extraordinary tour of our programs and be immersed in an interactive journey into the lives of those we serve! RSVP for our complimentary event and witness the transformative power of your support. Meet other inspiring individuals who share our mission. Space is limited.

    Donate

    We are thankful for your donation!

    Through your continued support, Civic Heart Community Services can continue to help families and children empower themselves.

    Donations to Civic Heart are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

    Staff Contact

    Marcus Brewer
    Development Director
    713.374.1291

    Be A Heart Beat, Pace Setter

    With your support, Civic Heart can continue to assist at-risk youth, families and the community through empowering programs and services.

    Donations by check are also welcome. Please make your check payable to Civic Heart Community Services and mail to:

    Civic Heart Community Services
    ATTN: Marcus Brewer
    3131 Emancipation Suite 400
    Houston, Texas 77004

    Following your successful donation, you will receive a Receipt of Donation for your tax deduction and filing purposes.

    In-Kind Gifts

    Civic Heart also has a need for non-financial gifts. You may be able to provide an in-kind donation, that is, a gift of something tangible and not monetary. In-kind donations are equally as important as cash gifts, so let us know of any skills, services or goods you may be able to share.

    Please contact our Development Team or Trinell Davis at tdavis@civicheart.org to inquire of in-kind gift needs and donations.

    Jack Yates High School Athletic Field Renovation

    Learn earn more about the Jack Yates High School Athletic Renovation or make a donation today!

    Donor Spotlights

    Thank you CenterPoint Energy! For almost 20 years, you have supported Civic Heart, not only financially, but with volunteers as well. Your continued support has helped to improve the lives of thousands of families. We can’t wait to see what the next 20 years brings!

    Comerica Bank, you definitely help to raise expectations! For 15 years, Comerica has made a huge difference in the lives of clients we serve. Thank you for all that you do!

    Thank you to a new supporter of Civic Heart. In a very short time, Worley has already impacted the lives of hundreds of our youth. Thank you for choosing to support Civic Heart!

    Volunteer

    Volunteer

    Volunteers are the heart of Civic Heart Community Services. Civic Heart is looking for people from all walks of life that can commit to helping the children and families we serve. If you have an hour, a day, or you’re looking for a long-term volunteer opportunity, we have need of your help.

    Would you like to:

    • Support a great cause?
    • Share your talent & energy?
    • Experience a sense of pride in your accomplishments?
    • Meet and serve with like-minded people?
    • Have an AMAZING amount of fun doing the above?

    You can make a difference by:

    • Mentoring youth
    • Performing service projects in the community
    • Providing office support
    • Assisting at health fairs
    • Assisting our volunteer coordinator with events
    • Working with youth in after-school & summer programs
    • Assisting with grant-proposal research/writing

    Click here to view upcoming events.

    Send a Volunteer Application to the Volunteer Coordinator.

    Erica Davis
    Volunteer Coordinator
    713.374.1265

    I want to volunteer!

      Volunteer Spotlights

      Kim Pena

      Ms. Pena has been a volunteer for over 12 years coming to us through her company Primary Services. She has been instrumental in the planning and implementation of our various holiday celebrations to which Primary Services has provided gifts and gift cards to between 75 – 100 youth.

      Shante Beasley

      Ms. Beasley is a long-time volunteer whose children were once participants in our After-School and Mentoring Programs. She can always be called upon to assist with any special event or special project including our Fall Festival, Children’s Health Day, Third Ward Community Clean-Up and Lemonade Day.

      Maurice Watkins

      Mr. Watkins has been a dedicated volunteer and true advocate for over 20 years. He has been a long-time tutor for the After-School Program assisting youth in math, reading and science. During the pandemic, Mr. Watkins tutored virtually to ensure children still received the assistance they needed.

      Advocate

      Advocate

      The Good Life Outcomes program aspires to promote a vision that advances inclusion, equity, and racial and social justice in the Houston/Harris County community. The program aims for equitable opportunities and outcomes for all by operating within a framework of three pillars — Awareness, Advocacy, and Action. Each pillar has a set of related strategic activities focusing on Education, Health Care, and Criminal Justice disparities.

      The program creates a broad coalition of members from various institutions and communities. The strength of their diverse voices carrying the message is a powerful component to effect policy change. Moreover, the coalition encourages membership from the populations most at risk and adversely affected by social injustices, thereby giving them a voice and empowering them to advocate on their own behalf. In addition, this project includes a “collective impact” approach, bringing people together, in a structured way, to achieve meaningful change.

      Program Objectives

      • Elevate voices, stories, priorities, and knowledge to make local systems more responsive to the needs of the community.
      • Build power from the community to gain system-level engagement.
      • Establish partnerships to increase and sustain participation of diverse groups.
      • Create opportunities for people and the local community to co-create solutions toward social justice.
      • Implement inclusive practices to address the needs of people affected by targeted issues.
      • Increase access to health insurance and health care coverage.
      • Increase equity in the design of education systems, student disciplinary measures, and resources allocation.
      • Reduce structural inequities that exacerbate youth involvement in the criminal and juvenile justice system.

      Meet the Community Engagement Board

      Portrait of Dr. Khalilah Campbell-Rhone

      Dr. Khalilah Campbell-Rhone
      Officer of Special Populations
      Houston Independent School District

      Portrait of Jacque Daughtry

      Jacque Daughtry
      Executive Director
      Literacy Now

      Portrait of Dr. Carla M. Davis

      Dr. Carla M. Davis
      Professor of Pediatrics
      Baylor College of Medicine

      Portrait of Sheara Jennings

      Sheara Jennings
      Associate Professor
      University of Houston

      Portrait of Elwyn C. Lee

      Elwyn C. Lee, J.D.
      VP for Neighborhood & Strategic Initiatives
      University of Houston

      Portrait of Edidiong Obot

      Edidiong Obot
      Community Engagement Coordinator
      Harris County Precint One

      Portrait of Daniel Williamson

      Daniel Williamson
      Managing Director
      OpenStax, Rice University

      Partner

      Partner

      Thank you for the privilege of sharing your time to learn more about Civic Heart Community Services, what we do, and why we do it.

      It would be our pleasure to visit with you to learn more about your interests and how we can develop a mutually beneficial partnership.

      If you are interested in making a donation, a gift right now of $1,000 will help support a 10-week summer enrichment program for 40 youth; provide 6 months of mental health counseling for 10 adolescents; help provide transportation for 25 justice-system-involved girls to participate in social/mentoring activities; and/or help to provide minor repairs to homes needed to keep older persons in their homes as they age gracefully.

      We believe in building partnerships and then collaborating to maximize resources and avoid waste and duplication of services. Please connect with us if you are interested in partnering with Civic Heart in any capacity to enhance the scale and reach of the people we serve.

      We value volunteers and there are many ways in which you can contribute your time and talents. Learn more about becoming a volunteer here.

      There is nothing of significance that Civic Heart can do alone. It takes all of us working together to have an enduring and sustaining impact.

      Calendar of Events

      Calendar of Events

      Annual Children’s Health Day

      Saturday, August 3rd 2024

      FIND OUT MORE

      Events Location:

      Brazos Mall
      100 TX-332
      Lake Jackson, TX 77566

      Annual Children’s Health Day

      Saturday, August 10th 2024

      FIND OUT MORE

      Events Location:

      Almeda Mall
      555 Almeda Mall
      Houston, TX 77034

      Civic Heart 35th Anniversary Dinner

      Saturday, November 16th 2024

      FIND OUT MORE

      Events Location:

      Bayou City Event Center
      9401 Knight Rd
      Houston, TX 77045

      Sip, See, & Support

      July 18th 2024

      FIND OUT MORE

      Events Location:

      3131 Emancipation Avenue

      Join us for an extraordinary tour of our programs and be immersed in an interactive journey into the lives of those we serve! RSVP for our complimentary event and witness the transformative power of your support. Meet other inspiring individuals who share our mission. Space is limited.