Jane Long Academy and Las Americas Newcomer School are two middle schools that share the same campus in the Gulfton community, with Las Americas Newcomer School serving as an alternative school for immigrant and refugee students. The campus also served as a supply distribution center for more than 400 families after Hurricane Harvey. Our veteran-led team will be refurbishing the Jane Long Academy’s outdoor space to build outdoor seating and communal lounge space. At Los Americas Newcomer School, volunteers will create a trauma-sensitive garden and peer meditation space while also working to landscape and beautify the grounds for students.
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 masks will be required.
If you are feeling sick, have had any COVID symptoms which include fever, cough and shortness of breath in the past 14 days, or identify as having a higher risk for severe illness please stay home and be safe. While we encourage participation for those that are low-risk and in good health, we ask everyone, irrespective of age and health status, to adopt extra safety measures. We look forward to seeing you healthy at a future project.
The Mission Continues will ensure the safety of our volunteers, partners and the community by implementing safety protocols and procedures. Please contact Elizabeth Barlow at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.