Nehemiah Center Houston

Nehemiah Center Houston Nehemiah Center motivates, inspires and equips students at-risk of dropping out of school. Our ministry relies heavily on volunteers -- come join us!
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The Nehemiah Center opened with 22 children in January 1996 and now serves over 130 children daily. We are a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, and your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Corporate gift matching is welcomed.

The Nehemiah Center opened with 22 children in January 1996 and now serves over 130 children daily. We are a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, and your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Corporate gift matching is welcomed.

Mission: Neighbors helping neighbors create a safe haven in which children are motivated, inspired and equipped to realize their God-given potential.

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The 20th Anniversary Nehemiah Golf Classic was a success! God blessed us with a beautiful fun-filled day of fellowship a...
11/11/2020

The 20th Anniversary Nehemiah Golf Classic was a success! God blessed us with a beautiful fun-filled day of fellowship and joy. 🙏🏼 We could not have asked for more beautiful weather. Thank you Refined Technologies and all of our many sponsors! We are already looking forward to next year. 🏌️‍♂️

The kids are helping us get ready for the Nehemiah Golf Classic! ⛳️ It’s not too late to sign up.  Joinus Monday, Novemb...
10/29/2020

The kids are helping us get ready for the Nehemiah Golf Classic! ⛳️ It’s not too late to sign up. Join
us Monday, November 9 at the beautiful Champions Golf Course!! Contact Christina Luna at [email protected]

These are the golf tags made by the kids today! They filled them with words of encouragement and positivity!! ❤️❤️

Thank you Presbyterian School and Jo Leever for loving on our staff today! We appreciate you all for providing the nouri...
10/21/2020

Thank you Presbyterian School and Jo Leever for loving on our staff today! We appreciate you all for providing the nourishment and energy we needed during this first week back to school! ❤️ It was all delicious!

“It will be health to your body, and nourishment to your bones!”Proverbs 3:8 😁

University of Houston Bauer College of Business students are masked up and tutoring a select few students with academic ...
10/21/2020

University of Houston Bauer College of Business students are masked up and tutoring a select few students with academic needs. We have many more volunteers who are tutoring virtually! 🤗

The children have arrived! ❤️ We are so thankful to hear laughter from The Nehemiah Center classrooms again! The middle ...
10/19/2020

The children have arrived! ❤️ We are so thankful to hear laughter from The Nehemiah Center classrooms again! The middle schoolers are deep in thought, the little ones are happy to see their buddies and the teachers are thankful to get back to changing lives! We know GOD has us all in his hands. Please pray for the safety, joy and patience of our teachers, children and staff. 🙏🏼🙏🏼

We are excited to be welcoming back our children and families next week! 😁 The virtual fall semester is in full swing wi...
10/14/2020

We are excited to be welcoming back our children and families next week! 😁 The virtual fall semester is in full swing with only three months left in a year of relentless challenges and creative adaptations! Our teachers are providing online curriculum. Tutors are Zooming. Parent education classes are happening virtually. Counselors are holding therapy sessions over the phone. Administrators are meeting the financial and medical needs of families. Even though this is difficult, everyone is working hard and doing their part to be the hands and feet of God!💕

This school year is proving to be unique, but we are thrilled to welcome back all of our precious children in-person on October 19. While the sounds of kids will once again be heard through our hallways, we will be vigilant with safety precautions by following CDC guidelines. This means that temperatures will be taken at the door, masks must be worn, and desks and surfaces will be cleaned daily. Children will be assigned cohorts and will remain with their peers throughout the day. Additionally, parents and visitors will not be permitted to enter the building. This means that all pick-ups and drop-offs take place in our back parking lot and will be strictly monitored by staff to ensure safety.

This pandemic is an evolving story, and our administration is paying close attention while attempting to provide a seamless transition from distance learning to in-person learning. When the children return to our campus, the health and safety of our community is the priority, and if the COVID-19 threat continues, we will adjust plans accordingly. Nehemiah will always be a safe haven for our children. Motivate, equip and inspire is more than just our motto. It’s a commitment that staff and volunteers make to vulnerable Houston children every day. We are optimistic with faith that our students and families will continue to learn, grow and succeed. 💯

As the laughter and joy of children fill our classrooms again, we ask that you prayerfully consider donating to Nehemiah. Our families are still struggling, but with your support, we plan to overcome! We know that God will provide for these precious lives in this crucial time of need. Please join us in prayer for the safety and well-being of all the children in our care. 🙏🏽

“Be not afraid; just believe” Mark 5:36

Blessings,
Tonia Labbé
Executive Director

CLICK LINK TO DONATE:
https://www.nehemiahcenterhouston.org/donate/

All of us at Nehemiah are so THANKFUL to be celebrating Melodee’s one year transplant anniversary! God is good every day...
10/06/2020

All of us at Nehemiah are so THANKFUL to be celebrating Melodee’s one year transplant anniversary! God is good every day! 🙏🏼 As Director of Education, Melodee inspires us with her positive spirit!! ❤️ She is healthy and well, Amen!

It’s a Fabulous Friday at the Nehemiah Center! 🎉Thank you to Baxter Trust for helping feed our families!! ❤️ Over 200 ch...
10/02/2020

It’s a Fabulous Friday at the Nehemiah Center! 🎉Thank you to Baxter Trust for helping feed our families!! ❤️ Over 200 children and adults will benefit from this amazing gift! So many of our families have experienced job loss and wage cuts, it’s gifts like these that give us all HOPE!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

GOD is good! 🙏We are jumping for joy at the Nehemiah Center today because laptops for our children just arrived! Thank y...
09/10/2020

GOD is good! 🙏We are jumping for joy at the Nehemiah Center today because laptops for our children just arrived! Thank you FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH for providing much needed laptops that will bridge the technology gap for many families during this time. ❤️Our teachers are so excited to share these with their students. We promise there are happy smiles under these masks. 😁

SAVE THE DATE AND JOIN US!! Nehemiah is excited to begin preparations for The 20th Annual NEHEMIAH GOLF CLASSIC presente...
09/09/2020

SAVE THE DATE AND JOIN US!! Nehemiah is excited to begin preparations for The 20th Annual NEHEMIAH GOLF CLASSIC presented by Refined Technologies to be held on Monday, November 9, 2020 at CHAMPIONS Golf Club. This is an important tournament year as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of our event, while working hard to keep Nehemiah families safe and fed during this unprecedented time. Our families need your help now more than ever! Staff members have been helping families with food, school technology, healthcare and more. Please check out our sponsorship opportunities AND don't forget to share with your golfing buddies!! 😁

💕An update from Nehemiah:Ordinarily, this is the time when Nehemiah is bustling with activity as we prepare for the begi...
08/24/2020

💕An update from Nehemiah:

Ordinarily, this is the time when Nehemiah is bustling with activity as we prepare for the beginning of the school semester. While things may look different, we are working hard to plan for a “new normal” academic year. It is a challenging task and changes often, but we are committed to meeting the needs of our precious children. Staff returned to work on August 17. Virtual teaching and tutoring will begin on September 8, and children will return to the Center on October 19. We are currently processing enrollment through our website, and we are waiving all tuition fees through November 2020.

The Pre-K team will create four weekly learning content videos via YouTube until in-person classes resume. Our middle school will follow the HISD calendar and provide virtual learning for the first six weeks. We will continue to create more Praise and Worship videos, and we plan to purchase more than 20 laptops for our students. We will continue to provide internet access for families through Verizon hot spots.

Mandatory and critical parent educational curriculum will be taught via Zoom. It is imperative that these weekly classes resume because they foster a safe space where parents can comfortably share their pandemic trauma. This forum also offers a constant platform to assess family needs. As we transition into the school year, weekly phone calls will continue in order to address serious issues in a timely manner. These calls have been a lifeline through the last five months and revealed that food insecurities are the number one fear. This is exacerbated because during a typical school year, children receive two or three meals a day at Nehemiah. With reduced work hours, layoffs and stay-at home orders, financial strains regarding food, rent, utilities, domestic violence and more continue to increase.

We couldn’t resolve these overwhelming issues or offer quality resources without YOU and all of our loving community partners. Main Street Ministries, West Houston Assistance Ministries, and BakerRipley submitted housing and utility payments on behalf of our families, and the Houston Bar Association helped them avoid evictions. Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church donated 40 cases of frozen chicken, and Catholic Charities provided 30 pounds of food. The Houston Junior Forum gave us grocery gift cards, and the Houston Food Bank gave us 30 pounds of food in June and school supplies for our teachers. The Get Together provided cases of masks and gloves. Each week in June, Second Servings dropped off meat, bread, eggs, fresh fruits and vegetables, and the City of Houston provided free summer program meals (breakfast and lunch). High school volunteers from St. Agnes Academy and Strake Jesuit directed daily drop-off and pick-up lines during our summer program. THANK YOU ALL!!

For our families to survive this pandemic, our partnerships have become even more important. Rice University, University of St. Thomas and University of Houston students, along with community volunteers, will be paired with children for one-on-one virtual after-school tutoring three times a week. Weekly counseling and speech therapy will resume online with Aveanna Healthcare and Fuller Life Family Therapy Institute. First Presbyterian Church has graciously offered to underwrite therapy expenses and provide funding to purchase laptops. Houston Junior Forum will donate 50 backpacks and is reviewing all enrollment packets to ensure paperwork is complete and immunization records are up to date. Baxter Trust has partnered with HEB and will distribute food vouchers. First Presbyterian Children & Family Ministries will give children’s bibles to Nehemiah prekindergarten through first grade students.

COVID-19 has profoundly devastated our families, but the spirit of Houston generosity is alive and well. We thank you for stepping up and caring for those less fortunate. Our families find comfort in knowing that you are here to help them through their best and worst. Thanks to all of you, our pandemic response has become a shining example of why locally-led solutions are so powerful. Our hearts are filled with immense gratitude for the outpouring of support you’ve all shown. Bless each and every one of you for your steadfast belief in this life-changing ministry!

Thank you Houston Junior Forum! The children are going to be so HAPPY when they receive these backpacks. We appreciate y...
08/20/2020

Thank you Houston Junior Forum! The children are going to be so HAPPY when they receive these backpacks. We appreciate you all for helping us bring smiles and joy to the children we help!! 🙏🏼❤️

HJF PROUD!
Betsy Blakeman and Betty Suther assembling school backpacks and supplies for the Nehemiah Center Houston with all of the supplies/backpacks from contributions of HJF members.

A HUGE thank you to Origin Bank for the generous $20,000 gift! We are so thankful to our community partners who help us ...
08/19/2020

A HUGE thank you to Origin Bank for the generous $20,000 gift! We are so thankful to our community partners who help us feed, educate and care for all of our children!!

We are blessed! Today we received a car load of basketballs for Nehemiah kids, courtesy of Coach Harold Baber at St. Fra...
08/18/2020

We are blessed! Today we received a car load of basketballs for Nehemiah kids, courtesy of Coach Harold Baber at St. Francis Episcopal Day School. Thank you Coach Baber and St. Francis Episcopal!!

It's the FINAL countdown!  Only 4 more hours left to bid on items in the Camp Nehemiah Online Auction!  Funds from the a...
07/26/2020

It's the FINAL countdown! Only 4 more hours left to bid on items in the Camp Nehemiah Online Auction! Funds from the auction benefit Nehemiah children and their families experiencing wage loss due to Covid-19. Please visit and share the link! Many thanks to all that have already participated.

https://www.auctionsourcebidding.com/auctions/listings/index.cfm?auction=591&resetcategory=1

Go check out art painted by children at the center, vacation homes, high end liquor, wine, dinners and more.

Calling all parents!  We are currently accepting applications from new families for Pre-K and from returning families fo...
07/23/2020
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Calling all parents! We are currently accepting applications from new families for Pre-K and from returning families for our after school K-12 program. The deadline to apply is July 31. Stay safe!

Visit this link for the application:
https://www.nehemiahcenterhouston.org/school-forms/

School Forms - 2020-2021 Enrollment Form CLICK HERE Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year will be limited to returning families. Due to the pandemic, we are not holding open enrollment and will only be accepting applications from current Nehemiah families. To enroll your child at the Center, down...

We are on Day 4 of our Camp Nehemiah Online Auction!  Please join us in supporting our mission to make sure at-risk chil...
07/21/2020

We are on Day 4 of our Camp Nehemiah Online Auction! Please join us in supporting our mission to make sure at-risk children are given every opportunity to reach their God-given potential! We are currently helping the families of all our children to overcome struggles they are experiencing due to COVID-19. We are helping with food, healthcare, rent, and more. Please SHARE the link below and join us in celebrating these amazing families and children!!

http://www.auctionsourcemobile.com/nehemiah

WE ARE LIVE!  Today is the day the Camp Nehemiah Online Auction begins!  Camp Nehemiah's Auction is Live July 17 - July ...
07/17/2020

WE ARE LIVE! Today is the day the Camp Nehemiah Online Auction begins!

Camp Nehemiah's Auction is Live July 17 - July 26🥳🥳

These are unprecedented times! Life has changed for us all in big, and small ways and here at Nehemiah we are hosting our first online auction event. Come check out our virtual Camp Nehemiah auction. We have some amazing items up for sale, including vacation get-aways, classic liquors, children's hand made treasures, wine packages, clothing and more. There is also a place to make a general donation to Nehemiah Center.

To participate, click on the link!! Thank you a thousand times for supporting us during Covid-19. We plan to continue helping our families through a variety of services and resources to overcome wage loss, hunger, basic needs, and more.

If you have any questions, please contact Christina Luna, Development Director, at [email protected].

VISIT THIS https://www.auctionsourcebidding.com/auctions/listings/index.cfm?auction=591&resetcategory=1

Please join us this coming Friday for our Online Auction Event July 17, 2020 - July 26, 2020!Life is better when you are...
07/14/2020

Please join us this coming Friday for our Online Auction Event July 17, 2020 - July 26, 2020!

Life is better when you are camping! This is why we were saddened to cancel the Camp Nehemiah Celebration Dinner the day before the event. It was a tough decision to make, but it was the right thing to do to keep our community safe. This annual affair is our largest fundraiser of the year and the cancellation devastated the Center’s financial stability. Although we were unable to recoup this loss, thanks to our generous donors, you helped us provide resources to our hungry families during the pandemic. With that said, we still have MANY amazing auction items ready for you! We’ve put together an online Camp Nehemiah auction with wonderful wine baskets, classic liquors, children's hand made art pieces, clothing, products and more!

We will be holding an online auction July 17 - July 26. Check back here Friday for the link!!

We are thankful to our Windsor Village Church Family and Tyson Chicken for the much needed food donations. Families had ...
07/13/2020

We are thankful to our Windsor Village Church Family and Tyson Chicken for the much needed food donations. Families had the opportunity to pick up their children from school AND pick up dinner! Our community partners inspire our mission and efforts to create a caring community. THANK YOU!!! 🍗❤️

We were blessed to have the opportunity to carefully open our one door in June BUT it was so hard to say goodbye to the ...
07/10/2020

We were blessed to have the opportunity to carefully open our one door in June BUT it was so hard to say goodbye to the children and the staff. The children had to say goodbye to two amazing teachers and all of their friends. It is always difficult to send them all home after a school session and even harder now with all of the uncertainty. We love our kids and families.

Please remember to join us tonight for a benefit concert at 6pm, go to @wednesdaykidofficial and click the profile to watch!

07/09/2020

COME TAKE A BREAK WITH US! We are honored to announce that an up and coming young local musician will be holding a benefit concert for the families we help.

This Friday, July 10th at 6:00, 18-year-old Houston musician Wednesday Kid (aka Will Derden) will be performing an Instagram livestream concert to benefit the Nehemiah Center. This concert will feature fun covers and original acoustic songs by singer songwriter Wednesday Kid. The concert is free to watch, but donations for the Nehemiah Center will be encouraged throughout the show. These donations will help to provide vital resources to families who have been hit the hardest by COVID-19 and the racial tensions in our country today. The concert will be on Instagram on @wednesdaykidofficial. In order to watch, simply get on Instagram and search @wednesdaykidofficial. Once you’re on the account, just click the profile pic to watch. Please come out and support!

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5015 Fannin St
Houston, TX
77004

General information

We educate, motivate and inspire at-risk children and their family members living in Houston's inner-city. Our goal is to level the academic playing field so that every Nehemiah child has a chance to qualify for and pursue higher learning.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 18:00

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(713) 526-5015

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Hello, Check out our free online youth mentoring material at these links: http://elevateyourgame.org/go-mentor-youth http://elevateyourgame.org/mentoring-app Blessings!
Our kids love the staff! Bum rush our Education Director Mrs Jordan