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Nehemiah Center Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Christianity, Education, Preschools, Religion, Secondary & High Schools, Youth Centers & Clubs

Mission: The Center's mission is to create a safe haven in which children are motivated, inspired, and equipped to realize their god-given potential.

Results: Nehemiah Center supports children at-risk of dropping out of school with a high quality prekindergarten, private middle school, after-school enrichment, and college prop programs.

Programs: Nehemiah middle school - offers a personal, intimate education to children living in poverty. It focuses on preparing middle school students to thrive in a college preparatory high school. It also helps low-income adolescents of color understand why both mental and physical healthy lifestyle decisions are important and gives students daily practice in making them. In addition, parents are an important element in this process and must commit to lifestyle adjustments to better support academic achievement. Family education mirrors and supports the curriculum. The school prepares at-risk students for peak performance in high school by a hyperfocus on physical and social-emotional wellness, the strengthening of math and language skills, and the expansion of their experiential worlds (using houston as a classroom).

the college prep program is designed to prepare middle and high school students for higher education, and assists parents in navigating the educational system. Each week, students receive tutoring in algebra, english, grammar, writing, and reading. College bound students are exposed to college life through campus visits and tours, and prepared for academic entrance exams through weekly psat, sat, and act prep classes. Career assessment tools are used to provide both students and parents with vital information to make well-informed decisions. Family services - the center offers family services for adults in three distinct areas which include: parental involvement program (pip), effective parenting program (epp), and mental health education & referral services. The center also offers adult education services such as english as a second language, computer literacy, financial literacy, entrepreneurial workshops, and micro-finance for women in business. Nehemiah ministries identifies and mentors ministry partners to share the nehemiah center model which offers multiple programs and services for children, youth and adults. Womanade is a fund used to help families who are facing financial difficulties. The fund is used to assist families in need with utility, medical, grocery and other bills as needed. Our christmas angel also flows through this program. 165 kids and over 400 family members benefit from this program .

the academic enrichment program (aep) is an after school program that has been in operation for over 12 years serving children from neighboring schools through homework instruction, reading and math remediation, academic and cultural enrichment, and through social services including care in mental health and free medical and dental assistance. A special reading tutorial program is provided for academically-challenged students which meets twice weekly with extended hours. Aep summer - is an extension of the aep that operates in the month of june. Children required to attend summer school are transported to the center after classes to participate in fun activities that focus on a particular country and its culture. Last summer the children worked with writers and poets through a program called writers in the schools. They published a collection of their own short stories and poetry as an anthology. It was a powerful expression of their perspectives on life and on their situation.

Community Stories

24 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Jose29

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Working for the Nehemiah Center has been yet the best experience. Getting to see so many children bloom from what the center offers are beautiful moments to cherish. :)

1 Angie T.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Nehemiah is a great family oriented environment that not only teach fundamental information but also teach respect and life lessons that student can apply to make great leaders



Rating: 5

Fantastic work educating impoverished children and helping their families.

1 Spencer7


Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with Nehemiah for 5 years. What a positive experience!! When you walk in the door you feel a part of something great! The workers, the parents, the volunteers, even the students know they are involved in something extra special!