We adopted Houston School in 2006 as a way to be FOR our city and make an impact. We decided we didn't want to just do random acts of kindness, we wanted to intentionally build relationships and friendships and make a real impact on our city. Anyone can be nice to someone for an hour but in order to really love someone, you have to be in their life consistently and that's what we've tried to do at Houston School.
Every year hundreds of volunteers from Neighborhood Church give their time and money to partner with Houston School parents to make life better for kids.
In the last 13 years we have seen this partnership change the Houston neighborhood—crime has gone down, test scores have gone up, in 2015 we built and opened a park where kids play everyday and families have so much more pride in the neighborhood.
Our goal is for the Houston School families to feel like they are part of our family—that they are loved deeply, treated with respect and dignity and that they would know that we are FOR them.
For more information about getting involved, fill out the interest form below! Our Houston partnership is a fantastic opportunity to meet new friends, love your neighbors, and share the love of Jesus with the Visalia community.