Projects

Hire Houston Youth – The Mayor’s Summer Jobs Program

Students need real world experiences, employment opportunities, mentoring, and enrichment activities, especially over the summer months when most students experience learning loss. Workforce programs and summer employment have the capacity to set youth on a path to a long-tern career while helping decrease unemployment. And, for at-risk youth, having a meaningful job – even for…

Rebuilding Together Houston

Rebuilding Together Houston (RTH) restores hope and revitalizes neighborhoods by repairing homes at no cost for low-income elderly homeowners for more than 30 years. Through the work of volunteers and with the support of public- and private-sector initiatives, RTH enhances the quality of life for deserving seniors, strengthen the communities in which they live, and…

Road Closures: Harrisburg Blvd.

Beginning Sunday, March 13, 2016, a road closure of Harrisburg Blvd. at the UP railroad tracks will require a traffic detour for three months. Motorists traveling between Lockwood and Cesar Chavez are encouraged to take the detours along Canal or Polk Street to avoid delays. METRO encourages you to support the businesses along Harrisburg by…

Summer Jobs Program

The City of Houston Summer Jobs Program is accepting applications through March 18 from students age 16-21. This is a wonderful program and great job experience. Participants will be on the job from June 13 to August 5, working 32-40 hours a week and earning $7.25+ an hour. Click here for more information and to…

Houston Bike Plan

The City of Houston is seeking input on the draft Bike Plan. This is the next step in making Houston a safer, healthier, and more accessible bicycle-friendly city. This is great news for District I residents, as the Bike Plan integrates and improves connectivity to the ongoing Bayou Greenways 2020 project, parks, neighborhoods, and key…

Lights Out Houston + Earth Hour

Thursday, March 17 – Sunday, March 20 Earth Hour spotlight: Saturday, March 19, 8:30-9:30 PM The “Energy Capital of the World” will continue its progress toward becoming the “Energy Conservation Capital” by turning off the lights the nights of Thursday, March 17 – Sunday, March 20, 2016 with a special Earth Hour spotlight on Saturday,…

Scenic Houston raises funds to start Broadway upgrade

By Erin Mulvaney, Houston Chronicle A local nonprofit has raised nearly 70 percent of the money it needs to improve the look of a 2-mile stretch of Broadway Street, as part of an effort to give travelers leaving Hobby Airport a better first impression of the city. The leaders of Scenic Houston said Tuesday they…

Houston Mural Festival #HUEFest – Oct. 17-24th

Houston First presents the city’s first annual Houston Urban Experience (HUE) Mural Festival, celebrating Houston’s diverse arts community. The festival, which will take place October 17- 24, 2015, will feature 90 artists from our area and around the world, including Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Spain, transforming Houston’s cityscape from concrete to color. Artists will have…

Houston’s Bike Share Program is Growing

The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council approved almost $3.5 million of Transportation Improvement Program dollars to expand bike sharing in Houston. The funding will enable the bike share program to increase three fold over the next 18 to 24 months, expanding from 29 stations to 100 stations and nearly 800 bikes when the phases…