Let's Help Houston's Schools

As many of you know, Houston has become my second home over the past four years. I have had the opportunity to travel to all corners of the city through my work with schools, visiting many communities represented by the Houston Independent School District (HISD ) - the largest district in Texas and the 7th largest in our entire country. The same communities that are underwater and need our help now to rebuild and regrow.

My experiences with leaders, teachers and students in Houston have changed the trajectory of my life - I have found purpose and meaning through my work in education. I have watched students recieve their first laptop, cheered on basketball teams and colorguards, sat in on countless classroom lessons, listened to choirs and watched dance troops. I have been brought to tears during honest conversations with students about their past struggles and family challenges - and most importantly gained inspiration and hope from their optimism, dedication and hard work. It is amazing what high-expectations, rigorous academic experiences and a community of caring adults can do for our kids. 

This disaster has impacted the schools - as of Monday, about 45 schools and administrative buildings (out of 325) have some water damage, including some that have experienced significant flooding. It is also leaving many administrators, teachers, and students without a home, car, clothes, and other essentials. Over 75% of the students in HISD are economically disadvantaged - this is a community that needs our help.

It's simple - let's give. I have chosen the HISD Foundation and they will direct the funds to the areas that need it most.

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  • Brian Conologue 
    • $50 
    • 30 mos
  • Keara Duggan 
    • $100 
    • 31 mos
  • Lindsey Seltzer 
    • $50 
    • 31 mos
  • Stephanie Lee 
    • $50 
    • 31 mos
  • Ben Politzer 
    • $100 
    • 31 mos
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Organizer

Simma Temma 
Organizer
Brooklyn, NY
Houston ISD Foundation 
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