Houston Southside Community Center "afterschool matters"

"saving our children... one star at a time"

About Us

How We're Helping

We are a community-based organization focused on helping make the world around us better  by empowering youth through incentives that encourage college educations at HBCUs, good citizenship and community pride. 

With the help of our tireless staff, we organize fund raisers which support our afterschool enrichment program , summer  enrichment program and Jingle Bell Jam holiday concert and toy drive for innercity youth

Get Involved

Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!

Volunteer as a tutor with after school, become a mentor, teach an art class, or inspire a child to reach for the stars by becoming  a ready ? set ? read volunteer. You can volunteer as little as one hour per week


Thank You

Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without your help

We believe that every child is a star and if given an opportunity  can grow up to make a powerful, positive impact on themselves and the world thanks to  supporters like you. 

Who are we?

Our purpose and mission

Houston Southside Community Center is located in historical South Union in Houston, TX  and was founded in 2003 as a safe place for at risk children to learn, grow and have fun in a structured environment. We offer after school programs at little or no cost to students that attend Title I schools in our area i.e. Whidby , Foster and Thompson elementary schools.

Enrichment activities include culinary arts classes in partnership with Homemade Hope Inc., Karate classes are made possible through partnership with Sehah Youth & Fitness Center. Music expressions classes through partnership with Nameless Sound Inc. Expressive art and field trips to area museums.

Nutritional meals are provided through Houston Area Food Bank , USDA and Texas Department of Agriculture

Mission statements – To provide a safe place for children to go afterschool. To offer tutorials and homework support for Title I. students. To provide enrichment activities that are culturally and educationally inspiring and improve the quality of life for at risk youth. To build character and promote self esteem and the support of a village in the overall enrichment of their lives.

Donate Now


Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

We are dedicated to improving the lives of at risk youth in our community. Your contribution today helps us make a difference. The size of your donation  is not important. All donations go directly to program supplies and  logistical support

Thank you in advance for daring and sharing and helping us to save our children "One star at a time".

Contact Us

Get Involved!

Find out more ways to help!

There are so many ways to support our mission. Contact us to find out more about volunteer opportunities, fundraising events, and ways to get our message to your friends and family.

Houston Southside Community Center

(832)705-0050 Lynn, or (832)768-7552
or email us at southside917@aol.com

Afterschool Hours

Monday - Friday 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed