Staff Council Community Outreach (Ad Hoc) Committee - University of Houston
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Join the University of Houston Staff Council in partnership with the University of Houston Third Ward Initiative, College of Technology, Keep America Beautiful, and the NFL for the Third Ward Community Clean Up with Jack Yates High School in honor of George Floyd

Saturday, October 30, 2021
7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Jack Yates High School
3650 Alabama Street, Houston, Texas 77004

Schedule of Events
7:30 a.m. Volunteers Assemble at Jack Yates High School
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 Kick-Off & Community Clean Up
12 noon (National Media Coverage)

Important Notes

  • UH Volunteers must sign in with Dr. Karl Hearne or Ms. Diedra Fontaine upon arrival at Jack Yates High School.
  • Please bring gloves and safety glasses (if you own a pair). The city of Houston will supply safety glasses, if you do not have your own.
  • Wear “UH Cougar” Red Shirts!!!!

 Questions: Dr. Karl Hearne at or Ms. Diedra Fontaine


Community Partners

  • Carl Davis
  • James McKnight
  • Jack Yates High School
  • Jack Yates National Alumni Association
  • George Floyd Foundation
  • CHUMP 88
  • Blackshear Elementary
  • Change Happens!
  • Houston Fire Department
  • Houston Police Department
  • Project Row Houses (PRH)
  • Emancipation Economic Development Council
  • Holman Street Baptist Church
  • Christian Hope Baptist Church
  • Trinity East United Methodist Church
  • Houston Praise and Worship Center
  • University of Houston & UH Third Ward Initiative
  • Texas Southern University
  • SHAPE Community Center
  • Third Ward Super Neighborhood
  • Neighborhood Recovery CDC
  • Houston National Pan Hellenic Council
  • Houston Public Works Department
  • Houston Public Waste Department
  • Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee
  • Senator Borris Miles
  • Council Member Carolyn Evans-Shabazz
  • Commissioner Rodney Ellis


2020-2021 Community Outreach

  • Staff Council Food Drive Benefited the Cougar Cupboard



    Staff Council held a Food Drive benefiting the Cougar Cupboard at the University of Houston. Faculty, staff, and students participated from February 8 to March 12, 2021.

    Thank you to all who participated in Staff Council’s Food Drive. The Food Drive received 75 pounds of food for the Cougar Cupboard.

    A no-contact dropbox was located in front of the UH Cougar Cupboard Office at the Campus Recreation & Wellness Center.

  • Adopting Families for the month of December


    2020 Holiday Initiative


    Staff Council partnered with the University of Houston’s Third Ward Initiative to adopt a total of three families from Blackshear Elementary, Shape Community Center, and the family of our late UH staff member Mr. Renee Cantu who was in need.

    Eight UH staff members contributed a total of $255.00 to this initiative, which allowed us to purchase three $85.00 HEB gift cards and provide holiday gifts, to the Mason, London, and Cantu families and their children.

    Thank you for your continued support. Together we truly continue to make a difference in the lives of others!

  • Sock & Blanket Drive



    2020 Sock & Blanket Drive


    The 2020 Staff Council Sock & Blanket Drive benefited the Star of Hope Mission. The drive took place at UH Technology Bridge from Monday, December 14, 2020, through Thursday, December 17, 2020.

    This year's drive was by no-contact delivery allowing Staff Council volunteers to safely receive donated items by removing them from the trunk of vehicles.

    60 bags and boxes of new and clean, gently used items were donated to the Star of Hope Mission this year.

  • Thanksgiving Meals for Senior Citizens



    Staff Council partnered up with the Houston Texans YMCA to provide a Thanksgiving meal, including turkey, cornbread dressing, green beans, yams, and a mini bunt cake, to seniors who did not have family in the Houston area.

    Thanks to the generosity of 60 UH staff members, the UH Staff Council Thanksgiving Meal Initiative for Senior Citizens raised $1,809.57 and provided 172 meals to senior citizens who are residents of Greater Third Ward.