Community Resource Guide links HISD schools and parents with resources they need most

Sometimes, HISD students and families have needs that go beyond classroom instruction. To help school principals, teachers, and staff meet those needs, the Family and Community Engagement (FACE) department has created the 2015 Community Resource Guide. The guide is designed for use by schools, parents, community organizations, and partners to locate the most requested resources and services in the Houston area.

This year’s guide features 454 resources and services entries on 36 different topics. Besides location and contact information, each entry includes information on ages and grades served, eligibility for participation, cost, a description of services provided, language availability, and whether the service can be provided onsite at a school. Just a few of the topics include:

  • After-school programs
  • Citizenship and immigration services
  • Community centers
  • Computer literacy
  • Cultural enrichment
  • Family literacy
  • Legal aid
  • LGBTQIA services
  • Linked to learning resources
  • Readiness for college and careers
  • Summer camps
  • Translation and interpretation
  • Tutoring services
  • Youth mentoring

The FACE Community Resources Guide is available as a searchable online database, as well as a downloadable PDF format. Both resources can be found at If your school would like a consultation on how to use the guide or how to request resources not included in the guide, or if your organization offers services that you would like included in future editions, please contact the Family and Community Engagement Department at 713-556-7290.