HISD hosts community outreach breakfast event for faith-based leaders

Faith-based leaders in the Houston area gathered at Hattie Mae White Educational Center to discuss the future of HISD and strategies for community outreach.

Superintendent Millard House II welcomed attendees who included local faith-based community leaders as well as members of the HISD board of trustees and HISD employees to eat breakfast as he went over how they might involve their congregation in the district’s continued growth.

While the Texas Education Agency (TEA) did not issue letter-grade assessments of campuses during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, they have recently resumed. 96 campuses earned A ratings, up from 39 campuses in 2019. 79 campuses increased their overall rating by 10 or more points on the TEA’s assessment scale, thanks in no small part to the support of community efforts.

HISD is a school district encompassing numerous cultures and communities. Because the district is so diverse, campuses count on support from within their local communities through programs like HISD’s Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) and Adopt-A-School.

VIPS and Adopt-A-School garner support from community participants via volunteer services, fundraising, event support, and more.

House walked the visiting community leaders through the details of the RISE transformation cohort, the various resources provided by HISD’s wraparound services department and other initiatives that serve to support the district’s effectiveness and create safe and secure environments for the young people of the HISD community.

Visit the HISD’s Family and Community Engagement website for more information on school support services and resource guides in your community.