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THE GULF COAST COMMUNITY SERVICES ASSOCIATION

REPORT TO THE
COMMUNITY
2015 2016

Unlocking the Potential of the Community for 50 years strong.
REPORT TO THE
COMMUNITY
2015/2016
A WORD FROM OUR CEO
Since 1964, Gulf Coast Community Services Association (GCCSA)
has been at the forefront of Community Action Agencies (CAAs).
Championing the needs of our neighbors who are in want of an
advocate, we became a voice for the voiceless and a resource for those
looking to build on tenuous foundations.
As champions of change, my team has made it our mission to build a
strong coalition of community organizations and individuals of action,
dedicated in defeating the inequities of poverty. Each individual and
family who transitions out of poverty is a mark of success – not just for
GCCSA but for the Community as a whole.
Success in our world of community action and service is a remarkable
and nuanced thing – it happens person by person, family by family,
city by city. It is measured by the least amount of people suffering and
declared when the War on Poverty is finally won. When communities of
working poor become completely self-sufficient, our jobs will be done
and agencies like GCCSA will no longer be needed. Until then, we will
actively continue to network, coordinate and collaborate with other
strategic partnerships to provide a seamless network of services to the
vulnerable.
I see enormous potential in the women and men who walk through
our doors. Many of them have the same goals and aspirations of living
out the American dream – finishing their education, owning a home,
starting their own business, providing a better life for their family – as
any of our neighbors. To completely unlock this potential, it can take a
village of advocates who are willing to equip them with the tools they
need to prosper. These advocates must also be prepared to educate
individuals, organizations and public officials of the needs of the
working poor and other vulnerable populations, keeping their issues a
high priority. GCCSA is a part of that village and I am proud to lead us
as we work toward a comprehensive solution.
Unlocking potential…I hope that you will see how GCCSA has created
opportunities for our vulnerable neighbors, empowering them through
our diverse programming. I also hope that our successes highlighted in
this report inspire you.

Dr. Jonita Wallace Reynolds
Chief Executive Officer

EDUCATE EQUIP EMPOWER
...defeating the inequities of poverty

CONTENT
04 - Why GCCSA Persists 25 - Head Start/ Early Head Start
Center Locations
06 - Core Values
26 - School Readiness
08 - Services to the Community 28 - Healthy Head Starts
10 - Unlocking Community Potential 34 - GCCSA Financial Position
18 - The GCCSA Food Pantry 36 - GCCSA HS/EHS Funding
20 - Empowering the Whole Child,
38 - Board of Directors
   the Whole Family
22 - Child Family Development 42 - Leadership Team

24 - The Potential of Early 43 - Policy Council
   Childhood Education 46 - An Inspirational Mayor
47 - Community Partners

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHTS
13 - With Hope, Good to Go 16 - Committing to a
A Diversified Portfolio Habit, Attaining
Success
14 - Equipping Communities, One
Family At a Time
50 YEARS OF SERVICE
Why GCCSA Persists

OUR MISSION OUR VISION
The Gulf Coast Community GCCSA aims to earn the
Services Association engages confidence from the citizens of
partners and forges strategic Houston and Harris County so
alliances to educate, equip that we become the exemplary
and empower individuals and model for social services in the
families in their pursuit of community.
economic independence.

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During its rich 50-year history, GCCSA has administered diverse services and
programs to hundreds of thousands of under-served and un-served individuals
and families in Harris County. As a result, GCCSA provides rich benefits and
resources designed to eliminate the inhibitive conditions of poverty. GCCSA
programs and services: assist families in earning a living wage, individuals in the
advancement of their education, and communities in gaining economic security.

As a Community Action Agency, our purpose is two-fold: to assist in emergency
situations and to empower. We believe that there are times in life where we must
"give someone a fish". Thus, we have programs such as the GCCSA Food Pantry,
Clothing and Back-to-School Supply Drives, and Utilities and Rental Assistance
programs. However, our primary focus is to grow a more self-sustaining
community. Therefore, most of our initiatives revolve around "teaching people
how to fish, and in some instances, how to buy the pond".

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CORE VALUES
excellence
We are intent and passionate
to set and pursue ever higher
standards

safety
A safe environment is a priority
in meeting stakeholders needs

integrity
We honor our commitments
through honest, fair, ethical,
and respectful practices

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innovation
We encourage idea-sharing and the
pursuit of new possibilities that will
improve services to the community

partnerhips
We advocate for strategic alliances
to enrich our diversity of programs

diversity
We celebrate and embrace
our individual differences with
mutual respect

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SERVICES TO THE
COMMUNITY
HEAD START & EARLY HEAD START
ADULT EDUCATION & LITERACY
CASE MANAGEMENT
FINANCIAL LITERACY
VOCATIONAL TRAINING &
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
FOOD PANTRY

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HEAD START AND ADULT EDUCATION CASE
EARLY HEAD START & LITERACY MANAGEMENT
The GCCSA Head Start/ Early GCCSA offers Educational Case Management services
Head Start (HS/EHS) Program is Scholarships to qualified include the assessment of
a comprehensive, early childhood candidates pursuing needs, development and
development program, that continuing education implementation of a Service
has served eligible children and or vocational training Plan, and monitoring and
families with economically- certifications for career advocacy for Clients and
challenged backgrounds in the advancement. Scholarships Customers.
Houston, Harris County area since may cover tuition, books,
uniforms, and other related Other services include
1964.
fees. financial coaching, budgeting,
GCCSA caters to over 1,900 early transportation vouchers, and
learners and their families who GCCSA also provides access access to other community
reside in the Southeast Sector of to General Education Diploma partners. Specialists work
Harris County, including the cities (GED) and Adult Basic closely with families as they
of Houston and Pasadena. Education (ABE) classes. strive to reach economic
Students have one-on-one independence.
GCCSA operates 19 Head instruction with staff who are
Start Centers functioning as dedicated to helping students GCCSA provides emergency
stand-alone sites that operate improve their basic skills and assistance to individuals and
in collaboration with school obtain high school credentials. families in the form of: Rental,
partnerships. The Head Start Transportation, Electricity, and
Program educates children ages 3 Food Assistance.
to 5 years.
Early Head Start supports
pregnant women, infants and
toddlers, ages 6 weeks to 30
months. The Early Head Start
Center operates a home-based
option.
GCCSA HS/EHS services include:
early childhood education, family
involvement, health advocacy,
family literacy, fatherhood
initiative, mental health services,
and nutrition to all enrolled
children, including in the family
homes of those with disabiltiies.

17,000+ INDIVIDUALS &
FAMILIES SERVED

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UNLOCKING
COMMUNITY POTENTIAL
Our services to the community help individudals and
families gain financial security, establish a foundation for
upward mobility towards self-sufficiency, and ultimately
transition out of poverty.

8,910 Individuals received
emergency food

239 Volunteers

164 of the Volunteers were GCCSA
HS/EHS parents
2,298 Hours volunteered

500+ Individuals & Families
prevented from being evicted

300+ Scholarships awarded for
Vocational Training

120 Community Partners

195 Persons Transitioned Out of
Poverty (T.O.P.) Through GCCSA case
management, participants obtain and keep
employment for 90 days, with incomes that rise
above poverty thresholds.

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THE STATE OF THE
ECONOMY
Picture this...
There are more than 4.3 million people living Houston is…
in Harris County. Of the reported 1,024,967
family households (where one or more Asset Poor

* Community Health Needs Assessment, Health Indicators Report; Data Source: US Census Bureau, American
25.7% of households lack sufficient net worth
individuals are related by birth, marriage or
to live 3 months above the poverty level (net
adoption), 17.39 percent of our neighbors live worth = total assets minus total liabilities)
at or below poverty.
Liquid Asset Poor
For a family of four, the median family 43.9% of households lack sufficient savings
income (in 2015 dollars) in Harris County to live for 3 months above the poverty level
was $54,457. The Center for Public Policy (savings = money in bank accounts, stocks,
Priorities (CPPP) Family Budget Calculator mutual funds, or retirement accounts)
suggests that this foursome in the Houston/
Baytown/ Sugar Land metro area actually Under-banked
needs an annual income of $60,608 to 29.1% of households have used alternative
adequately afford housing, food, healthcare, financial services (e.g. payday loans) in the
child care, transportation, and other past 12 months, even though they have a
checking and/ or savings account./
miscellaneous things. There is a $6,000 plus

Community Survey. 2011-2015. Source geography: Tract.
gap that these middle income families must Our Houston Community has the potential
somehow supplement on a yearly basis; just for great strides, but there are too many of
to live modestly. Any calamity...flood, storm, our fellow citizens – an estimated 774,000 –
car repair...could tip this middle income who live in poverty or who are struggling to
family into the uncertainty of poverty. meet basic needs on a daily basis. Too many
who struggle living paycheck-to-paycheck.
Families who live at or below the poverty line A reported 26.83 percent of

Source: Houston Money Week
don’t see half of this median income. Where children under the age of 18 live in
is the poverty line? A household of four that impoverished households.
brings in an income of $24,250. However, These children have limited access to health
one adult working at one minimum wage services, healthy and fresh food in grocery
job ($7.25 per hour, 40-hours a week for 52 stores or health-conscious restaurants,
affordable housing, high quality education,
weeks and no time off) would make roughly
recreation and fitness facilities, and other
$15,080. This adult would need to work two “matter-of-fact” amenities that contribute to
full-time minimum wage jobs to earn the an increased quality of life. This reality should
almost $30,000/year it takes to cover basic not continue.
/

living expenses. There can be no illnesses,
accidents or vacation days. There is no room
for anything but the ups of life. THIS IS WHY WE PERSIST.
These families make up our “working poor”.

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UNLOCKING THE NUMBERS
HARRIS COUNTY
POPULATION

4,356,362

TOTAL HOUSEHOLDS

FAMILY HOUSEHOLDS

1,499,528 1,024,967 579,872
FAMILY
HOUSEHOLDS
W CHILDREN
UNDER 18

POPULATION LIVING
BELOW POVERTY FOOD INSECURE
POPULATION
CHILDREN UNDER 18 CHILDREN
LIVING BELOW POVERTY LIVING
WITH FOOD

774,568 INSECURITY
749,260
315,770
305,480

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*Community Health Needs Assessment, Health Indicators Report; Data Source: US
Census Bureau, American Community Survey. 2011-2015. Source geography: Tract.
WITH HOPE, GOOD TO GO
In Houston, almost one-fourth of people live below the
poverty line. In 2016, for a household of one, that was about
$11,770. For a household of four, that line rises to a whopping
$24,250. Someone working full-time all year at the current
Texas minimum wage won’t earn enough to keep a decent roof
over his or her head. Increase an individual hourly wage to $10
an hour and they will bring in $20,800 - still under the stated
poverty line for a family of four. Most working poor have at
least one person in their household who have a job. But that
income is barely enough to make ends meet.
Meet Ronald Roberts* - a 54 year old man with a wife and two children aged seven and five. When Ronald came
to GCCSA, he was destitute. He had been robbed of his wallet, his identification and his Social Security check.
Left unable to pay his family’s rent on a one-income household, he had no idea what to do. The family lives in a
modest $700/month apartment in the newly dubbed “EaDo” (Eastern Downtown) neighborhood. They are only
able to live in this area thanks to a family friend. Loving their new home, but knowing any downturn would result
in ruin, Ronald was terrified of being evicted. The theft of his hard-earned money was the ruin his family could
not afford.
A partnership with the Christian Community Center led him to GCCSA’s doors for much-needed help. After
initially visiting our Food Pantry to satisfy his children’s immediate needs of food insecurity, he quickly learned
that the Food Pantry was not all that GCCSA was able to help him accomplish.
Armed with the tools of GCCSA services, along with additional Community Partner resources, Robert is stronger
than any temporary setback that previously befell him!

A DIVERSIFIED PORTFOLIO
The poverty rate among females with children and no working
partner in the household in Houston was roughly 51.6 percent.
The percentage of women living below the poverty line in Harris
County was approximately 19.62 percent. Gabrielle Malone
does not consider herself to be impoverished, but she also
knows that life can be immensely better for herself and her 7
year old son, Jakobie. Raising a son alone, Gabrielle faced many
challenges. Pursuing her education past her Willowridge High
School diploma was not one of her main priorities. However,
once Jakobie, raised to be an independent youngster, proved
ready to branch out with all the gusto of an intrepid second grader, Gabrielle knew it was time to show her Honor
Roll student the lessons she had been instilling in him - that a broader education truly is the path to a bright
future.

Coming from a family of nurses, Gabrielle has always dreamed of a career in nursing. She received a GCCSA
scholarship to attend Smithwood Medical Institute, a GCCSA community partner. While attending, she worked
at a nursing facility as a nursing assistant to hone her craft. Not satisfied with “only” having the option of one
career, Gabrielle completed a program for property management and started an internship! What a lesson to
teach her spelling bee champ - diversify your portfolio.

Amid forging a life for herself and her young son, she became afraid that she was “doing too much”. But she was
reassured by her GCCSA specialist that diversifying and increasing her skillset was not only the best path for her
future, but for her son’s as well. Gabrielle is an example of what it means to persevere!

*name has been changed.
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UNLOCKING FAMILY
EQUIPPING COMMUNITIES,
ONE FAMILY AT A TIME
The Houston area suffered a surprisingly powerful
blow from a series of storms that came to be
known as the Tax Day Floods of 2016 that left
much of our community under water. Thousands
of our neighbors' lives were negatively impacted by
the rising waters. However, true to form, Houston
and her citizens rose to great heights to help their
neighbors - no one was a stranger.
In response to the great need of fellow citizens,
GCCSA deployed members of our Community
Outreach Team to aid in efforts to reach those in
some of the most affected areas. Partnering with
Harvest Time Community Church, H-Town Cares
and the M.O. Campbell Educational Center, GCCSA
distributed donated clothing and 120 bags of
Emergency food from the GCCSA Food Pantry.
GCCSA also worked diligently to stabilize those
who were unable to go back to homes rendered
uninhabitable.
One such home housed the family of Katrell Quillens. A mother of four, ranging in age from 7
to 13, Katrell had never suffered a complete loss like this before. Having family who evacuated
from Hurricane Katrina, she did however have some insight on what it meant to live through
a natural disaster. The Quillens lost everything - house, car, clothes, computer, books, photos,
furniture...everything. Not being able to work because she's on disability, Katrell was not certain
if the next birthday for her eldest child would be in a place they could call home.
Not sure what to do next but with a deep faith, Katrell made contact with GCCSA through
the shelter where they initially stayed. With our help, and through a partnership with Hilton
Furniture & Mattress and Gallery Furniture, the Quillens Family was one of 14 families who
received a house full of new furniture to replace what they had lost! In addition, GCCSA provided
emergency food and rental assistance.

"Thanks to GCCSA's assistance, I was able to re-focus on others - encouraging my children, aiding my
mom and the elderly members of my family."

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Start/ Early Head Start Program – whole child...
whole family. “Head Start has taken their time
to help not just the kids, but the family. It’s a
working program. It teaches the parents and the
whole community. I love that,” she rejoices to her
daughter’s Head Start teacher. The Head Start team

Photo courtesy of Crystal Carrier
regularly checks on Crystal. Early on in her family’s
enrollment, they helped her establish personal and
professional goals. The team encourages Crystal
to aspire toward her big goal of going to and
finishing a Child Development Associate program.
They also help her work towards accomplishing
those “little things,” like getting her Texas Driver
License or attending parenting classes that fortify
her at home and provide a community of other
supportive, single parents.
GCCSA Head Start parent, Crystal
Carrier, has a favorite saying that GCCSA’s involvement in the Carrier family has
flows throughout the course of her been reciprocated. Crystal is a constant presence
life; buoying her spirit as she goes in her children’s school lives – bringing them extra
about her days raising her children items for field trips when needed and becoming
– it takes a village to raise a child. actively involved in the monthly parent committee
Crystal’s village is the GCCSA Head meetings.
Start team at the Center where her
4-year old and 2-year old attend GCCSA’s village has been a powerful force for the
school, the entire GCCSA Head Start/ Carrier family; providing resources during times of
Early Head Start department, and crises and catastrophe, supporting personal goals
GCCSA as a whole. and ambitions, and bestowing ongoing familial
encouragement. The Carriers are an integral part
The mother of six children, three of of the GCCSA family as well, contributing to the
whom are already thriving GCCSA backbone of what it means to be a community
Head Start graduates, Crystal saw action organization that lives and breathes to
potential for her family as she was uplift, inspire and strengthen…or as we fondly
looking for a quality school for her say, to educate, equip and empower community
eldest son once he turned school-age. members who make up a village that inspires us
She loved the idea that her children to go ever onward.
would get the very best education
and at the earliest age possible. While
other public schools in her area were
enrolling children at the age of 4,
GCCSA’s Head Start and Early Head
Start Program were aiming to start the
learning process at the earliest stages
of development. That’s something
she wanted for her young family.

Cystal was also intrigued by another
positive aspect of the GCCSA Head
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UNLOCKING EXCELLENCE
COMMITTING TO A HABIT,
ATTAINING SUCCESS
Speaking to Mayra Varela now, you would never know that less than six
years ago, she was a struggling teen earning failing grades in school. But
listening to her story, that is exactly who she says she was when she started
her journey.
A native of Georgia and a child of immigrants, Mayra moved with her
family to Houston when she was 8 years old. One weekend when she was
in Mexico visiting her abuelita (grandmother), she found herself sitting at
the kitchen table desperately trying to figure out what to do with her life.
She was deficient in school, struggling with dual language proficiency, and
grappling with her family’s low expectations of her future.
Feeling as though the weight of the world was on her shoulders, Mayra, the
middle child of 7 children, did “not want to be a statistic. So I refused,” she
said.
Unlocking the keys to her destiny, she researched the requirements to get
her GED®. Online is where she found GCCSA and Workforce Solutions
where she enrolled in our GED® program.

Experiencing many of the same challenges she did while in high school, Mayra almost gave up several times.
But her fortitude, persistence, and encouragement from GCCSA’s GED® Instructor empowered her.

When Mayra received her certification, the tears flowed; and when she walked across the stage to accept her
Associates Degree in Arts from Houston Community College, she was all smiles. Now at the age of 22, Mayra is
on the verge of completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from University of Houston - Downtown.
Why social work? The Varela family needed assistance as an immigrant family when she was growing up. So as
a way to give back to the community, Mayra gravitated towards that field as a way to help other families. She
obtained her license in community health so that she could help families apply for Medicaid.

Mayra’s plan when she graduates is to delve into a career centered around community healthcare and public
health. She observed the many families who weren’t educated about healthcare or how to access it. Melding
those two passions will be her way of paying it forward.
She volunteered and came back to speak to a GCCSA GED® class, offering encouragement to future rising stars,
imparting hope, wisdom and these words:
“Don’t give up. You might feel like everything is falling on your shoulders and there is no hope. But
tell yourself that you want to do more for yourself. Never ever give up!”

What’s next for Mayra? A dual Masters Degree in Social Work and Public Health at University of Houston and
the University of Texas Health Sciences Center. May she never give up!

“You get a rush in helping people; showing people the way.”

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purpose and passion to care for others who need
extra love and care. Her niche was at a hospice,
where many of us would be hard-pressed not to
breakdown because of the constancy of loss. But
where most would have faltered, Nia thrived. And
it is this quality, this compassion for others over
self that nearly derailed her from completing the
GED® program at GCCSA.

When Nia found herself without employment for
the first time in her 39 years after being laid off
from the hospice, she worried about the financial
fate of her family and stopped attending. Her
oldest was in school at Trinity Valley Community
Photo courtesy of Nia Lewis

College, and although on scholarship for singing,
he still needed money for incidentals, as did her
sixteen year old son and adopted daughter. How
would they survive if she wasn’t working? How
would the future benefits of getting her GED®
help them right now? Fortunately, her GCCSA
GED® instructor saw her potential, contacted and
Nia Lewis is one of the most unassuming, quiet encouraged her, and Nia came back to successfully
persons you might ever meet. But once you complete her program without missing a beat. (She
engage her in conversation, you immediately is also now employed at a nursing home and holds
feel the warmth of a genuinely humble woman a second part-time job!)
whose love for her family and those for whom
she believes are vulnerable, knows no bounds.
Now that she has completed her GED®, Nia is
headed on a different path on her journey to
When Nia was in the eleventh grade, she
dropped out of school. She didn’t drop out fulfilling her purpose. She wanted more for her
because she was having problems or didn’t family and herself and she is well on her way. There
enjoy it. She loved school almost as much as she are still barriers – primarily financial. However, she
loved her family. Her education was set back wanted to be a better, living, breathing example for
due to the tragic loss of one of her brothers. them and accomplish all that her parents dreamed
Her mother took the loss hard. In order for Nia for her and that she dreamed might be possible for
to help support her parents emotionally and herself as well. She is already enrolled in classes at
financially, she chose to stay at home and take Houston Community College to get her Licensed
on a part-time job. Since that point, Nia became Vocational Nursing Degree. From there, her
a young mother of two boys and the adopted ultimate goal is to earn her degree as a Registered
mother of her niece, raising her new family with Nurse. She aspires to attend the Prairie View A&M
the help and guidance of her parents. University College of Nursing dual certification
program, and hopefully, with her GED® and this
It was through the encouragement of her scholarship, Nia can finally accomplish those goals
youngest son that Nia found herself at Gulf
and live her purpose truly.
Coast Community Services Association,
considering enrollment in the GED® program.
You see, Nia became a Certified Nursing Aide
in 2002, even without having completed her
high school diploma. Drawn to the healthcare
field through her adoration of and tendency to
care for her older grandparents, she found her

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HOUSTON HAS A
PROBLEM
annual Map the Meal Gap Study, which looks at and defines food insecurity on a county-by-county basis across America, and the Houston
Consider this...
These statistics and analysis come from the Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. Department of Agriculture through Feeding America's

One in six people in the
Houston-Harris County area
suffer from food insecurity at
any given time. That number
jumps to 1 in 4 children who
struggle with hunger. Those
"uneasy or painful sensations The GCCSA Food Pantry
caused by a lack of food" are
is a Houston Food Bank
experienced by far too many
Gold Status Partner. We
of our Houston neighbors
serve an average of 700
(17.5%). As many as 66,200
southeast Texans can't afford
- 1,000 individuals and
to buy food on any given day. families per month who
Lay-offs, medical emergencies, are able to go from being
car catastrophes...these can food insecure to being fed
lead working families to choose because of the generous
between buying groceries and donations our Food Pantry
paying bills. receives. We are fortunate
to be partnered with
Hunger is a problem in giants in the food retail
Houston. industry who are able to
help us ease Houston's
• 448,490 kids in southeast hunger pains.
Texas live in homes without
consistent access to nutritious The Food Pantry serves as
food. as a place for crisis food
• Food insecure people, often relief and as a source
for customers to
Food Bank

impoverished, can have food
in their pantries, but it's not regain their
fresh or nutritious; it's high in footing.
fat and sugar.
• The poorer the child, the
higher the risk of early
childhood obesity.
* Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs;
Community Services Block Grant Performance Report.
Jan. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2017.

# OF HOUSEHOLDS THAT # OF ENROLLED INDIVIDUALS
RECEIVED CRISIS FOOD AND FAMILIES WHO RECEIVED
ASSISTANCE
FOOD ASSISTANCE
18 10,500+ 200+
COMMUNITY PARTNER:
A LIFELINE
Our partner-friends at the
National Celiac Association,
Houston Celiac Support Group
and individual donors from
around the country and at our
local Houston Bank of America
Our Client Select Program have been consistent champions
for those who have a digestive
gives participants an
condition that further limits
opportunity to acquire their food options, in addition
food in a meaningful to a challenging socio-economic
way. Participants have climate.
the ability to "shop" for
their food items in an Through sustained giving, our
environment that caters Food Pantry recipients living with
to the Client learning celiac disease, a gastrointestinal
disorder that does not allow for
nutritional shopping
the proper breakdown of the
behaviors while they
gluten protein, do not go without
receive food in a dignified because of a special diet. With
manner. our donor guidance, we have
not failed in our commitment to
Nutrition Education
decreasing food insecurity for an
Classes and Oral Health already vulnerable population.
Awareness Workshops are
also provided as part of

$96,000+
the program.

Dollar value of amount of food donated to GCCSA Food
Pantry from Whole Foods Market.

# OF FOOD BOXES POUNDS OF FOOD
DISTRIBUTED DONATED AND
DISTRIBUTED
8,500+ 140,000+ 19
EMPOWERING THE
W H O L E C H I L D. . .
GCCSA Head Start/ Early Head Start (HS/EHS) understands that each child
comes into our program with a unique personality, various abilities and
a distinctive cultural background. We believe all children can reach their
utmost potential when provided with a stimulating learning environment
supported and fostered by adults who are nurturing and accepting.

Our Child Development Team ensures that our classrooms provide quality
early childhood educational and developmental services for all enrolled
children, including those with disabilites. Our HS/EHS high quality, child-
focused services and programming promotes children's cognitive, social
and emotional growth for later success in school.

Our teaching staff have the guidance, training and support needed to
implement developmentally appropriate curriculum and instruction that
meet the needs of all our enrolled children and support their growth
throughout their educational journey. Our child-focused program has the
overall goal of increasing the school readiness of young children. We believe
in partnering with parents/guardians to ensure that all the needs of our
children and families are met.

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...EMPOWERING THE
W H O L E FA M I LY
We believe that our Head Start/ Early Head Start (HS/EHS) parents are the
first and most important educators of their children. Parent involvement
is a core value. We invite our parents to be integrally involved in the
education of their children by volunteering in the classroom, attending
parent meetings, serving on an advisory committee, and making decisions
about the HS/EHS Program in the parent committees. Parents can also
be elected to serve on our Policy Council - an opportunity to participate
in shared decision-making about the HS/EHS Program.

Parents who are actively involved in their children's education ensure
student success in school and in life. GCCSA's Family Empowerment
Program provides many experiences at each Center aimed at empowering
parents, equipping them with stronger parenting skills, and educating
them in becoming full partners on their children's journey towards a
superior education.

Our Centers have a host of ways our parents can be involved, including:

• Site-Based Parent Committees
• Classroom Volunteer (i.e. reading a book!)
• Fatherhood Program
• Family Night, Family Fun Day, Holiday Celebrations
• Policy Council Leadership

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UNLOCKING POTENTIAL
CHILD & FAMILY
DEVELOPMENT

162 26% 41%
SPECIAL SERVICES NUTRITION FAMILY EMPOWERMENT
The Special Services Of the 1,864 infants Our family engagement,
Team identified 162 and children enrolled advocacy and support is
early learners for in our Early Childhood robust! We experienced
disability and mental Program, we saw 26% a 41% increase in the
health services, of our early learners involvement of our fathers
providing them with move from being obese/ and early learners in our
the tools, advocacy and malnourished to a Fatherhood Initiative
education plans needed healthier body mass during the 2015-2016
to promote their lifelong index range. school year.
development.

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Nationwide, 31% of eligible children ages 3-5 had
access to Head Start; 6% of eligible children under age
3 had access to Early Head Start.

NATIONAL HEAD START PROGRAM FACTS AND IMPACTS
Head Start children Head Start children are 968,895
reduce their vocabulary 31% less likely to have children had continuous
deficit by 38% during the been held back a grade. access to dental care
program year. 71,573
families received job training
133,863
children were identified with
special needs

*National Head Start Association, Fact Sheet;
national data for Head Start, 2015-2016.

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UNLOCKING POTENTIAL
EARLY CHILDHOOD
EDUCATION
Funded
Enrollment
Head Start
1,774 Full Day, 5 days/week 1,864
90 Part Day, 5 days/week
103
Head Start Classrooms

Early Head Start
Classrooms

9
Early Head Start
84 Center-Based, 4 days/week
12 Home-Based, including
84
pregnant women

Average
Monthly
Enrollment
Head Start
Early Head Start
100%
fully enrolled

Total
Children
Served
*program year 2015-2016

Head Start
2,074 Early Head Start
101

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HEAD START & EARLY HEAD START
CENTER LOCATIONS
GCCSA operates a total of 19 Head Start and 1 Early Head Start center-based facilities, and services two
program options—Full Day and Double Sessions, which vary by site. Full Day Services are available for
parents who are employed or attending job training or school on a full-time basis and have no caregiver
in the home. Double Session Services are available for those parents who are not employed, not
attending job training and not attending school and a caregiver is present in the home.

B astian
Elementary
5051 Bellfort
B ellfort Early
Childhood Center
7647 Bellfort
C layton Homes

1919 Runnels St, #B1
Houston, TX 77033 Houston, TX 77061 Houston, TX 77003

E arly Head Start

2020 Solo St
E ast End

222 South 66th
F oster
Elementary
3919 Ward St
Houston, TX 77020 Houston, TX 77011 Houston, TX 77021

J
F ranklin
Elementary
7101 Canal St
G arden Villa

6724 Telephone Rd
G olfcrest
Elementary
7414 Fairway Dr
Houston, TX 77011 Houston, TX 77061 Houston, TX 77033

G regg
Elementary
6701 Roxbury
K elso
Elementary
5800 Southmund St
K IPP Explore

5402 Lawndale
K
Houston, TX 77087 Houston, TX 77033 Houston, TX 77047

K IPP Zenith

11000 Scott St
N infa Laurenzo

205 N Delmar St
P asadena

902 South Wafer
Houston, TX 77047 Houston, TX 77011 Houston, TX 77506

L P atterson
Elementary
5302 Allendale
P lum Creek

6969 South Loop East
R aul Yzaguirre

2950 Broadway
Houston, TX 77017 Houston, TX 77087 Houston, TX 77017

R eveille

3716 Reveille
R ichey Road

611B South Richey Rd
Houston, TX 77087 Pasadena, TX 77506 25
PREPARING CHILDREN
FOR THE FUTURE
We believe that every day in a GCCSA Head Start/ Early Head Start classroom should be
filled with learning experiences for our enrolled children. To ensure that our early learners
are ready for kindergarten and beyond, we daily provide developmentally appropriate
learning experiences in language, literacy, math, science, and social studies.
We regularly assess all children to determine their strengths, needs and progress toward
school readiness goals, guiding individualized learning plans. Our teaching staff use informal
observations and information from parents/guardians to assess children’s progress.

Head Start Child Development & Early Learning Framework Outcomes
English Language
Development

Social Studies Knowledge
& Skills

Creative Arts Expressions

Science Knowledge &
Skills

Mathematics Knowledge
& Skills

Literacy Knowledge &
Skills
Language Development

Logic & Reasoning

Approaches to Learning

Social & Emotional
Development

Physical Health &
Development

25% 50% 75% %
100
Physical Social & Approaches Logic & Language Literacy Mathematics Science Arts Social Studies English
Health & Emotional Reasoning Development Knowledge & Knowledge & Knowledge Creative
Expressions Knowledge & Language
Development Development to Learning Skills Skills & Skills Skills Development
Fall 2015 59.45 65.67 52.29 43.25 38.29 35.54 35.31 36.42 44.67 43.53 9.80
Winter 2015 77.46 80.22 70.09 64.66 56.44 56.35 55.43 56.10 67.70 60.63 16.57
Spring 2016 88.78 88.69 83.14 79.91 72.19 72.33 73.14 73.81 83.03 74.20 20.10

GCCSA’s early learning program continues to excel at providing high quality academic
preparations for our children, ensuring that every child’s head start leads them to
success in Kindergarten and beyond.

With an average progression rate of 31% in 11 key child development and early
learning checkpoints, evaluations assessed at the beginning, middle and end of the
school year demonstrate that our educators provide our children with enriching
activities that prepare them for the future.
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DEVELOPING

SCHOOL READINESS
The School Readiness Goals for Infants and Toddlers in Head Start and Early Head Start
is an essential guide in maintaining the high quality of education for our enrolled children.
The Gulf Coast Community Services Association Head Start/ Early Start Program promotes
school readiness by enhancing the physical, social, emotional, linguistic, and cognitive
development of children through the provision of eduational, health, nutritional, social,
and other services.
The chart below summarizes the progress of our enrolled children based on Head Start’s
Five Essential Domains of Child Development and Early Learning.

School Readiness Goals for Infants & Toddlers

Physical Well-Being & Motor
Development

Cognition & General
Knowledge

Language & Literacy

Approaches Toward Learning

Social & Emotional
Development

25% 50% 75% %
100

Social & Emotional Approaches Toward Language & Literacy Cognition & General Physical Well-Being &
Development Learning Knowledge Motor Development
Fall 2015 62.19 63.74 45.27 52.93 63.68
Winter 2015 77.57 78.36 61.24 67.63 78.71
Spring 2016 84.09 85.46 70.50 76.34 85.41

An average growth rate of 23% in the five key areas assessed at the beginning, mid-point
and end of the school year shows that our children are making astronomical strides and
are entering Kindergarten ready to take on the world.

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EQUIPPING & EMPOWERING

HEALTHY "HEAD STARTS"
Children’s nutrition is no small issue at GCCSA. Our Head Start and Early Head Start Programs
provide free meals sponsored by the Department of Agriculture’s Child Adult Care Food Program
(CACFP). GCCSA promotes lifelong healthy eating and physical habits in children enrolled in Head
Start and Early Head Start. Our primary goal is to serve nutritious meals. Secondary intentions
are: 1) establishing positive eating habits at the earliest stages of development; 2) reduction of
future health care and education costs due to lack of proper early development; and 3) providing
training and support to Head Start/Early Head Start staff.

19 The goals of the CACFP are to improve and maintain the
health and nutritional status of children and adults, promote
Eligible Sites development of good eating habits, and integrate nutritious
food service with organized child and adult day care services.

1,612 Head Start & Early Head Start children are benefited by
being fed nutritious USDA regulated meals that ensure their
Eligible Children
proper development. These children gain from early nutrition
education that helps them establish positive eating habits
121,664 that will enrich the quality of their diet throughout their lives.
Breakfasts
The program makes healthy eating an integrated part of their
active play as they learn and experience new things. Parents
131,462 are assured that their children receive high quality meals.
With proper nutrition, the child is less likely to experience
Lunches
illness, fatigue or obesity and will develop at a normal
physical and intellectual pace. Good nutrition is the recipe
240,045 for an all-around happier child!
P.M. Snacks

$838,518.00
Reimbursement to GCCSA
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is
prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil
rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print,
audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or
USDA’s TARGET Center at (202)720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Services at (800)877-8339.
Additionally, program information is available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint alleging discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found
online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and
provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.
Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil
Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.
gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For more information about the Gulf Coast Community Services Association.
Head Start & Early Head Start Program, please contact Head Start/ Early Head Start Director Tiamoiya Lee at (713) 393-4700.

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* Child & Adult Care Food Program Claim for Reimbursement Summary Reports, 2015-2016.
GCCSA Head Start
98% have Medical Homes 97% have Dental Homes
100% up-to-date Immunizations
88% had Well-Child Exams 95% had Dental Exams

95% had Vision Screenings 95% had Hearing Screenings

GCCSA Early Head Start
100% have Medical Homes 100% have Dental Homes
99% up-to-date Immunizations
89% had Well-Child Exams 89% had Dental Exams
97% had Vision Screenings 97% had Hearing Screenings

Health is the
foundation of school
readiness. Our early learners’ overall
health and development is necessary
for a healthy and happy child who is ready
to experience new things on a daily basis. We
work with our families to help children thrive,
providing standardized health and developmental
screenings which include speech, hearing and vision.

We are dedicated to ensuring that all GCCSA
Head Start and Early Head Start children are
meeting their developmental milestones. We
work with community partners so our families
can access health services and learn
the importance of setting a strong
physical, medical and educational
foundation for their children.
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Annunciation Orthodox School
2016 Thanksgiving Donation
- Sustaining Community Partnership

Ripley House Donation Bag
Distribution

Open Door Mission,
distributing food at GCCSA
Annual Health Fair

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Ben E. Keith Company
2016 Back-to-School Donation
- Sustaining Community Partnership

Fatherhood Night

Turnaround Houston
Job Fair

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2016 General Office Support Specialist
Fall Completion Ceremony
- Community Partnership,
Houston Community College

GED Session

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KIAH-TV/ CW39 News Fix Interview
“Report says 14 million Americans live in poverty”
GCCSA CEO Dr. Jonita Reynolds was interviewed by Houston
news station, KIAH, for their report on the state and look of poverty in
America and the efforts that community action agencies such as Gulf
Coast Community Services Association is doing to reverse its effects.

GCCSA Board
Swearing-In Ceremony

GCCSA Public Hearing

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GCCSA
FINANCIAL
POSITION
Revenue for the Period October 1, 2015 - September 30, 2016

FEDERAL & STATE GRANT REVENUE 24,561,522

OTHER REVENUE 90,790

IN-KIND REVENUE 5,992,385

TOTAL REVENUE 30,644,697

2015 - 2016 Audit Results:
“In our opinion the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the
financial position of the Organization [Gulf Coast Community Services Association] as of September
30, 2016 and 2015, and the changes in its net assets and its cash flows for the years then ended in
accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
- McConnell & Jones, LLP
Certified Public Accountants

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Gulf Coast Community Services Association endeavors to
employ our personal and fiscal assets to educate, equip and
empower the greater Houston Community.
Our potential is infinite when we work together as one.
GCCSA's organizational impact on the community is supported via an annual
operational budget that exceeds $30 million. The financial position for the
October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016 reporting period is reflected below.

Expenditure for the Period October 1, 2015 - September 30, 2016

Program Direct Program Indirect Total
Expenses Expenses Expenses

SALARIES & WAGES 10,717,228 2,455,599 13,172,827

FRINGE BENEFITS 3,173,311 526,139 3,669,450

TRAVEL 32,547 3,450 35,997

PARENT SERVICES 55,916 - 55,916

FOOD EXPENSES 1,010,950 12,920 1,023,870

CHILDREN’S SERVICES 65,434 - 65,434

SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT 87,413 10,959 98,372

EQUIPMENT LEASES 397,525 90,220 487,745

CONTRACT SERVICES 189,445 3,047 192,492

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES 1,649,759 281,769 1,931,528

UTILITIES 167,913 7,402 175,315

TRAINING & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE 95,329 47,618 142,947

DIRECT SERVICES 3,717,464 - 3,717,464

IN-KIND EXPENSES 5,992,385 - 5,992,385

TOTAL EXPENDITURES 27,352,619 3,439,123 30,791,742

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HEAD START/
EARLY HEAD START
FUNDING
Revenue for the Period June 1, 2015 - May 31, 2016

GRANT REVENUE 16,935,735

IN-KIND REVENUE 6,100,326

TOTAL REVENUE 23,036,061

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Empowering the whole child and the whole family
takes a village. We are that Village.
Head Start & Early Head Start’s impact on the families in the surrounding community is
supported via a combination of public and private funds that exceed $23 million. The financial
position for the June 1, 2015 to May 31, 2016 reporting period is reflected below.

Expenditure for the Period June 1, 2015 - May 31, 2016

BUDGET ACTUAL
SALARIES & WAGES 10,915,006 11,105,942

FRINGE BENEFITS 3,400,683 3,234,423

TRAVEL 25,500 30,720

PARENT SERVICES 82,500 54,296

FOOD EXPENSES 145,000 132,534

CHILDREN’S SERVICES 220,500 129,429

SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT 249,390 436,325

EQUIPMENT LEASES 192,462 285,844

CONTRACT SERVICES 107,830 34,014

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 1,361,473 1,300,639

UTILITIES 126,500 122,267

TRAINING & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE 193,736 154,147

IN-KIND EXPENSES 6,076,530 6,100,326

TOTAL EXPENDITURES 23,097,110 23,120,906

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2015 GCCSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Billy Briscoe, J.D. Pam Guthrie Tracy Whitehead
Chair Vice Chair Treasurer
Public Sector Public Sector
City of Houston City of Pasadena Under-Served Sector C
Mayor Annise Parker Mayor Johnny Isbell

Lee Skinner Marcos Alvarez Robin Anderson
Secretary
Under-Served Sector A Under-Served Sector B Under-Served Sector D

Jay Griffin Dr. Vanese Delahoussaye Cedric Johnson

Private Sector Private Sector Public Sector
H-E-B Early Childhood/ Harris County
Higher Education Commissioner
El Franco Lee

Rodolfo “Rudy” Reyes Carolyn Scantlebury William-Paul Thomas

Public Sector Private Sector Public Sector
Texas State Representative NAACP Mayor Pro Tem
Carol Alvarado Ed Gonzales
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Elected Officials Represented on the Board

Annise Parker Ed Gonzales Johnny Isbell
Mayor Mayor Pro-Tem Mayor
City of Houston City of Houston City of Pasadena

El Franco Lee Carol Alvarado
Harris County State Representative
Commissioner, District 145
Precinct One

Advisory Members to the Board of Directors

Sivam Mahasivam, CPA Charles Wilson, J.D.
Fiscal Expert Legal Counsel to the Board
Legal Expert

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2016 GCCSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Marcos Alvarez Jay Griffin Tracy Whitehead
Chair Vice Chair Treasurer
Private Sector
Under-Served Sector B H-E-B Under-Served Sector C

Lee Skinner Robin Anderson Dr. Vanese Delahoussaye
Secretary
Private Sector
Under-Served Sector A Under-Served Sector D Early Childhood/
Higher Education

Chrystal Hicks Carolyn Scantlebury William-Paul Thomas

GCCSA Policy Council Private Sector Public Sector
Representative NAACP City of Houston
Mayor Sylvester Turner

Pam Guthrie Cedric Johnson Rodolfo “Rudy” Reyes
Public Sector
Public Sector Harris County Public Sector
City of Pasadena Commissioner Texas State Representative
Mayor Johnny Isbell Gene Locke Carol Alvarado
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Elected Officials Represented on the Board

Sylvester Turner Johnny Isbell
Mayor Mayor
City of Houston City of Pasadena

Gene Locke Carol Alvarado
Harris County State Representative
Commissioner, District 145
Precinct One

Advisory Members to the Board of Directors

Sivam Mahasivam, CPA Charles Wilson, J.D.
Fiscal Expert* Legal Counsel to the Board
*Served until Sep. 2016 Legal Expert

Olaniyi “Ola” Oyedele, CPA Daniel Ramirez
Fiscal Expert* Monty & Ramirez Law Firm
*Served Sep. 2016 - Dec. 2016 Legal Counsel*
*Served Sep. 2016 - Dec. 2016

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GCCSA LEADERSHIP TEAM

Dr. Jonita “DrJ” Wallace Reynolds
Chief Executive Officer

Debra Fisher, MBA Horace Grant, MBA, MCSE, VCP
Chief Financial Officer Director of Operations

Sue Kriegel
Executive Assistant to the
CEO; Board Liaison

Al Maldonado, III, J.D. Tiamoiya Lee, M.Ed.
Compliance & Head Start/ Early Head
Accountability Director Start Director

Amanda Shelton, MBA Ja’Milla C. K. Lomas, MIB
42 Director of Client Services Marketing & Community
Relations Specialist
GCCSA POLICY COUNCIL
The Policy Council is involved in planning GCCSA’s Head Start and Early Head Start future. It
is made up of elected representatives, one from each of our Head Start and Early Head Start
Centers, plus Community Organizations. The Council is a volunteer, parent-led governing body
that meets monthly to help with the development of program activities. The Policy Council is
responsible for planning, reviewing and approving all Head Start program areas and assists the
Agency in promoting Parental Engagement to Centers and communities.

B astian
Elementary
Brittney Miller
B ellfort Early
Childhood Center
Librada Ruiz
C layton Homes

Chrystal Hicks
E arly Head Start

Lizbeth Strickland

E ast End

Maria Garcia
F oster
Elementary
Crystal Warner
F ranklin
Elementary
Priscilla Peña
G arden
Villa
Roy Azinge

G olfcrest
Elementary
April Henriquez
G regg
Elementary
Yanci Vazquez
K elso
Elementary
Curtis Lyons
K IPP
Explore
Gilberto Fosado

K IPP
Zenith
Willena Smith
L eague of United Latin
American Citizens
Herlinda Garcia
N infa
Laurenzo
Juliette Merlos
P asadena

Viridiana Galvan

P atterson
Elementary
Vacant
P lum
Creek
Selena
R aul
Yzaguirre
Ana Karent
R eveille

Yesenia Moreno
Maldonado Piñeda

R ichey
Road
Roselin Flanders
R aul Yzaguirre

Mayra Gutierrez

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UNLOCKED ...

Storm Recovery
Furniture Outreach

Adult Literacy Class

GCCSA Gladiators at Great Day Houston

Harvest Time Church
Storm Outreach

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... POTENTIAL

Boots to Suits
Resumé Workshop

Back to School Expo
Food Pantry Distribution

Fatherhood Appreciation Night - featuring Torrey Smith,
former NFL Player and Motivational Speaker
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GCCSA INSPIRATION

" The greatest reward is helping someone move from point
A to point B."
- Mayor Sylvester Turner

" Speak encouragement to yourselves! As the mayor of the fourth largest city
(soon to be third!), let me thank thank each and every one of you at [GCCSA]
for the work that you do, for the time that you spend serving others, for
attending to people's needs day in and day out. That takes a great deal.

"Thank you for being a part of this organization that has such a tremendous
history; that has served thousands and thousands of families and children.
You are on the front line. Thank you."

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COMMUNITY PARTNERS
• Houston Food Bank • Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
• My Brother’s Keeper Houston (MBK) • Houston-Galveston Area on Aging Agency
• U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs • Area Planning Advisory Council for Harris County Area
• U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Agency on Aging
• Texas Association of Community Action Agencies • Collaborative for Children/ College Bound from Birth
• Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs • Workforce Solutions/ Gulf Coast Workforce Solutions
• City of Houston Community Re-Entry Network Program • Houston Police Department’s Youth Policy Advisory Council
• City of Houston Health & Human Services • Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County
• Tavis Smiley Foundation • Harris County Department
• Shell Oil Company of Education
• BBVA Compass Bank On behalf of the thousands who walk • Houston Independent
• CenterPoint Energy through our doors yearly, we say School District
• SER Jobs for Progress thank you to our Community Partners. • AVANCE - Houston, Inc.
• Career and Recovery • Neighborhood Centers, Inc.
Resources • Young Learners School
• Goodwill Industries of • KIPP Houston Public Schools
Houston We, the stakeholders of this GCCSA Village, • Raul Yzaguirre School for
• Goodwill Industries Job (children, employees, Board of Directors, Policy Success
Connection Centers • Kashmere MultiService
• H-E-B Council, funding sources, legislators, clients,
Center
• Kroger - Houston parents, and volunteers) are indebted to our • Houston Training and
• Kroger - South Houston Community Partners who have generously
• Be The Match Marrow Education Center
Donor Program, Gulf contributed their time and resources to our • Texas Gulf Coast Consortium
of Community Colleges
Coast Regional Blood mission of strengthening the educational, • Lone Star Community College
Center
• University of Texas social and economic well-being of the • Houston Community College
Health Sciences Center Community children, youth, seniors, and adults. (HCC)
• Harris Health Systems • HCC Literacy Consortium
• Harris County Healthcare • Industrial Welding Academy
Alliance Without the support of local businesses, • Southeast Vocational
• Harris County Social banking partners, individuals, independent Alliance
Services school districts, faith communities, community • Sparc Academy
• St. Luke’s Episcopal • Professional Career Training
Health Charities organizations, financiers, legislators, and Institute (PCTI)
• Prevent Blindness Texas institutions of higher learning alike, Gulf Coast • Houston Center for Literacy
• Sienna Dental Community Services Association, Inc. could not • Worklife Institute for
• ABC Dental Parenting Programs and
• Hispanic Health Coalition make a difference in the lives of so many Harris Seminars
• National Association County area residents. With their aid, GCCSA • Children’s Museum of
for the Advancement of
Colored People (NAACP) has been able to make an indelible mark on
Houston
• Houston Public Library
• League of United Latin the lives of millions over the past five decades. • Veggie Pals, Inc.
American Citizens • Dispute Resolution Center
• National Association of
Latino Elected Officials Contributions from Community Partners • Missouri City LINKS, Inc.
(NALEO) come in many forms - in-kind donations, • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority,
• National Foreclosure Alpha Kappa Omega Chapter
special pricing, large financial donations, • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,
Mitigation Counseling
• Aldape Legal Firm, PLLC and volunteerism - and are each of Houston Metropolitan
• Legal Aid extraordinary value to us and the Community. Alumnae Chapter
• Lone Star Legal Aid
Together, we are building a better Community,
and for that, we are eternally grateful.

• United Way of Greater Houston • Texas Foreclosure Prevention Task • Sheltering Arms
• Texas Workforce Commission Force • The Fountain of Praise
• Houston Housing Authority • Coalition for the Homeless of • St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
• Harris County RIDES Houston/ Harris County • Annunciation Orthodox School
• Commission of Adult Basic • Hunger Free Texans Regional • New Life Church
Education
• Houston Launch Pad
• Open Door Mission, Inc.
Coalition
• City Wide Club of America
• Houston Money Week
• Ben E. Keith
• Grocers Supply Company 47
GCCSA
EDUCATE.
EQUIP. EMPOWER.

9320 KIRBY DRIVE
HOUSTON, TX 77054

WWW.GCCSA.ORG

(713) 393 4700

A Community
Action Agency.

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