Monthly Archives: September 2014

B2B Matchmaking

The University of Houston along with FTA, TMAC, and NIST MEP, are sponsoring a B2B Matchmaking event in conjunction with the APTA Expo at the George R. Brown Convention Center on Wednesday, Oct. 15, from 8am-5pm. They are actively seeking companies and manufacturers who provide service, maintenance, and components to light metro rail, subway, metro buses, and metro shuttles to join us for a business speed dating forum. Transit OEMs who will be attending are: Nova Bus, New Flyer, Cummins, Kawasaki, Alstom Transport, BAE Systems, Proterra, BYD Motors, and Gillig. This is a great chance for a manufacturer or business to...
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National Prescription Take-Back Day

To help the public properly dispose of unused or expired medication, the Drug Enforcement Administration is partnering with the Mayor's Office and the Houston Police Department (HPD) to host the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. All tablets, capsules and solid dosage forms will be collected (intravenous solutions, injectables and syringes will not be accepted). This event will be held at several locations nationwide on Saturday, September 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To find the location nearest to you, go to http://www.dea.gov and click on the "got drugs" link. This service is free, anonymous and open to all. Citizens...
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Plan for College and Career with The Graduation Game Plan

Middle and High School Students are invited to work with a Graduation Game Plan mentor at one of many Houston Public Library branches in order to:
  1. Figure out a plan for graduating high school
  2. Prepare for college and a future career
  3. Know what workforce skills employers are looking for
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Ready to Build your own Game Plan?

Go to www.houstontx.gov/education/graduationgameplan.html for more information about locations, dates, and times for the Graduation Game Plan. Visit www.graduationgameplan.org to get a head start on your own game plan, and to find additional resources. For all questions & inquiries,...
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Neighborhood Matching Grant Program

This past budget cycle (ending June 30, 2014), City Council approved a $50,000 budget amendment to re-establish the City of Houston Neighborhood Matching Grant Program. The Neighborhood Matching Grant Program helps neighborhoods fund various beautification and improvement projects by providing a dollar-for-dollar matching grant reimbursement ranging from $500 to $3,000. The program is designed to cultivate the spirit of volunteerism to help neighborhood-based organizations learn the art of planning and community building through neighborhood projects. This Neighborhood Matching Grant Program will be administered by the Dept. of Neighborhoods; thus, they are scheduled to kick-off this program by hosting three (3) citywide...
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