Federal Grants Expand Civic Heart Community Services’ Programs
Last week, Civic Heart Community Services (Civic Heart) received $575,000 in two grants from the US Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to reduce risk for girls in the juvenile justice system and support high-quality arts programs for justice-involved youth.
OJP Grants Unlock Youth Potential
Tamara*, a high school senior, was just months away from graduation and her 18th birthday when her family, led by a single mom, was evicted from their apartment. With no means of financial support and her mother soon having left the picture, Tamara was facing homelessness, alone.
Coordinating Council Focuses on Innovative Model for Serving Youth at Home
The Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention explored innovative approaches to youth justice—including ways federal agencies can support local collaborations to increase the availability of community-based support services for vulnerable youth—during its September 19, 2023, meeting in Houston, TX. The meeting marked the first time the council convened outside the greater Washington, D.C., area.
Readout of Office of Justice Programs Leadership Visit to Houston to Meet With Juvenile Justice Leaders
Office of Justice Programs Assistant Attorney General Amy L. Solomon and Liz Ryan, Administrator of OJP’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, last week traveled to Houston where they joined juvenile justice leaders and other federal agencies for a discussion of strategies to provide a greater range of multi-disciplinary services for justice-involved youth and to increase the accessibility of those services.
CEO Announces Retirement
To continue CH’s 34+ year history of growth and success, CH seeks to engage an extraordinary individual to succeed our current, retiring CEO. This individual will lead a dedicated 70+ member staff, and work with a committed board of directors drawn from the greater Houston community.
Ms. Stagg shares why leading with love can create magnificent opportunities for people and communities.
Heart-Centered Leadership is a collaborative book that traverses a myriad of leadership experiences with the intention to pave the way for more value-driven leadership models to take stage. This book was written by 22 professionals, visionaries, business owners and entrepreneurs who felt compelled to give words to their past experiences and lay a foundation for the future of leadership.” Civic Heart’s CEO, Helen Stagg contributed a chapter on, “Leading with Love.” Ms. Stagg shares why leading with love can create magnificent opportunities for people and communities.
How to keep your Health Insurance coverage as Medicaid ‘Unwinds’ after the pandemic.
Change Happens! Announces Name Change to Civic Heart Community Services at Annual Spring Breakfast
Today at its annual Spring Breakfast event, one of the largest black-founded non-profit organization in the Gulf coast region formerly known as Change Happens! announced its name change to Civic Heart Community Services (Civic Heart).
Capital One’s Impact Initiative to Catalyze Economic Growth in Houston
New commitments with Change Happens! and the YMCA of Greater Houston seek to close gaps in equity, helping people gain better access to economic and social opportunity