Join us for Operation Bayou City Blitz in Houston!
Join us for one of the project days
We’ll be gathering for five project days over two weeks to have an impact across Houston—and we want you to join us! Check out our projects below, and click through to register.
COVID-19 Safety: In accordance with state and federal guidance to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, all projects will have a cap on volunteers. Social distancing and sanitation will be a priority, and face coverings will be required.
Jane Long Academy & Las Americas Newcomer School
November 7, 2020 | 9AM – 4PM
These two schools share the same campus in the Gulfton community and served as a supply distribution center for more than 400 families after Hurricane Harvey. The campus serves a large refugee student population and is the first point of entry into academia for many.
We will be refurbishing the Jane Long Academy’s outdoor space including building an outdoor classroom, seating, and communal lounge space. At Los Americas Newcomer School, volunteers will add pops of color throughout the campus including a school mascot mural, and upgrade outdoor learning areas including creating a trauma-sensitive garden, landscaping, and peer meditation spaces.
Blodgett Urban Gardens
November 8, 2020 | 9AM – 4PM
The garden is on 2.3 acres and about two-thirds of the land is planted; join us as we work to support Blodgett Urban Gardens in their goal to refurbish the space and have it fully cultivated by the end of 2021.
November 11, 2020 | 9AM – 4PM
Homes in Independence Heights are continually affected by hurricanes and tropical storms. In partnership with Independence Heights Redevelopment Council, we will focus on exterior painting and landscaping for homes affected by flood damage so that residents can return to their lives.
We will also provide signage and beautification efforts that will help the community in their goal to be recognized as a part of the Emancipation Trail, a 51-mile trail that would show the migration route used by newly freed slaves and other people of African descent in the 19th century. As one of the first black communities, and recorded as its own city in the 1920 Census, we will help Independence Heights display the stories and landmarks of their community as a result of our project.
Kashmere High School
November 14, 2020 | 9AM – 4PM
We will beautify the space outdoors and create outdoor study spaces on school grounds. We will also refresh the interior of the building to add school colors and school spirit, and complete outdoor landscaping to further beautify the campus.
Veterans Retreat Center
November 15, 2020 | 9AM – 4PM
The VRC acts as a gathering space for community members, families, and groups to spend time connecting outdoors and was severely impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Join us as we work together to refresh and restore the outdoor areas of the Veteran Retreat Center. We will be building, planting and more!