New multiservice center to provide HISD students quality access to food, healthcare

Kashmere High School will celebrate the opening of a campus-based multiservice center that provides health, education, counseling, and workforce development services to students and their families.

The Kashmere Success Center was launched in January by ProUnitas, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering communities by connecting social service organizations and resources to students and families with unmet needs.

The center — supported by about 40 different non-profit, for-profit and municipal groups — includes a food and clothing pantry, a workforce and college readiness development room, and a counseling room.

 ProUnitas was created by former Kashmere teacher Adeeb Barqawi, who formed the organization from his classroom after seeing firsthand how many students did not have access to quality food and healthcare. This will be HISD’s second ProUnitas center. The first was opened last month at Key Middle School.

The event is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 3:30 p.m. at Kashmere High School, 6900 Wileyvale Road, 77028.