Special Olympics Texas gets a lot of help from Jersey Mike's
Houston P. A. hosted by Laurent
by KPRC AM 950 (KPRC-AM)
3w ago
The Special Olympics Texan East Region is getting a bunch of help from Jersey Mike’s who is conducting a cool fundraiser on March 27th. They will donate all proceeds to Special Olympics nationwide. To tell us how if affects Texas, my guests are: Ainsley Spenser, a Special Olympics athlete with a great story of friendship, AJ Edenzon, the Executive Director of Special Olympics Texan East Region, Carolina Proaño, a marketing specialist for a Jersey Mikes franchise in Houston and John Foster, the area director for Jersey Mike’s. Go to www.sotx.org to see their many programs which brings families ..read more
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Houston PetSet: 20 years of serving Texans and our animals
Houston P. A. hosted by Laurent
by KPRC AM 950 (KPRC-AM)
1M ago
Lisa Tynan is the marketing and special events specialist for Houston PetSet. We celebrate their 20 years of service to Texans by discussing the great success they have had lobbying our city and state government to enact more humane laws. They also offer free chip and vaccine services and we explain how important it is to do this with our pets. And we always talk about their pet transports. They have sent opver 10,000 cats and dogs to states up north so they could be adopted. Their websites have great videos you should check out. They’ll fill your heart with hope and joy! Go to www.houstonpets ..read more
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Sweat Equity: Houston Habitat for Humanity's secret to success
Houston P. A. hosted by Laurent
by KPRC AM 950 (KPRC-AM)
1M ago
Sylvia Villalpando is the Homeowner Services Associate Director for Houston Habitat for Humanity. Their success is in large part due to their “Sweat Equity” program, which requires potential homeowners to take financial management classes and to put in some work in helping others with their home needs. We also discuss how Houston Habitat chooses applicants and how they buy land to build houses. They need volunteers and we also discuss the great help they’re getting from big companies in Houston. Go to: www.houstonhabitat.org ..read more
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Literacy Now is fixing the catastrophic reading rate in the Houston Area
Houston P. A. hosted by Laurent
by KPRC AM 950 (KPRC-AM)
1M ago
Jacque Daughtry is the CEO of Literacy Now and Jacklyn Wilson is their chief Operating officer. Only about 30% of Houston Area 3rd graders can read at their 3rd grade level when they are pushed into 4th grade. This condemns these kids to a life of poverty and, probably, petty crime or worse. That’s what the data tells us. Literacy Now helps those kids catch up to their reading level and it works because there is nothing wrong with the kids! It’s how we allow our public education system to fail them that is wrong. Other programs Literacy Now operates help them achieve this goal: Reading Interve ..read more
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Lupus Texas Gulf Coast
Houston P. A. hosted by Laurent
by KPRC AM 950 (KPRC-AM)
2M ago
Anne Marie Blacketer is the CEO of Lupus Texas Gulf Coast. Lupus is still a relatively unknown disease to most and raising awareness is how we can create more research opportunities. The disease affects black women disproportionately and we still don’t know the cause, nor is there any cure. Lupus Texas Gulf Coast offers support to those living with Lupus, including a summer camp for children that is held at Camp For All in Burton, TX. It’s designed to engage kids between the ages of 5-15 who have lupus. Check out their website: https://www.lupus.org/texasgulfcoast ..read more
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Inova: Memorial Assistance Ministries' new program for Entrepreneurs
Houston P. A. hosted by Laurent
by KPRC AM 950 (KPRC-AM)
2M ago
Sonja Gee is the President & CEO of Memorial Assistance Ministries (MAM). They never dropped the ball during the pandemic. They kept their doors as open as legally possible and continuing their services uninterrupted. They are launching a new program: the Innova Community Business Academy, designed to to empower entrepreneurs and small businesses in poor communities. Their first graduating class was a great success and they are already expanding which means over twice as many graduates in 2024! MAM also has a great Literacy Advance program and that is on top of all their services supportin ..read more
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Season of Sharing & Secret Night Out at the Children's Museum
Houston P. A. hosted by Laurent
by KPRC AM 950 (KPRC-AM)
2M ago
Kaitlyn Dougherty is the Exhibits Development Coordinator for the Children's Museum of Houston and Keith Ostfeld (aka Mr. O), is their director of educational technology and exhibit development. As they do every year, the museum installs their Season of Sharing exhibit, a series of little houses you can visit to learn about the Holiday traditions around the world. They’re also doing an awesome grown-ups only night at the museum. Secret Night Out adults only adult night Friday the 17th and it’s your opportunity to climb their awesome tower with a margarita in your hand. Doesn’t that sound like ..read more
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Joel's Mom and her mission to raise awareness about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Houston P. A. hosted by Laurent
by KPRC AM 950 (KPRC-AM)
2M ago
Rachel Poysky is Joel’s mother. Joel is living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and she is raising awareness about this rare genetic disease which affects boys. There has been some progress in the past decade but a lack of awareness of the disease means there is great need for funds and new research. Current progress show that with research, a cure could be found and we talk about the quality of life for those living with the debilitating disease that weakens muscles, including the heart. While you listen to this compelling conversation, go to www.coachtocuremd.org and consider giving a few bu ..read more
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Power Play: The Children's Museum of Houston is summer's coolest destination
Houston P. A. hosted by Laurent
by KPRC AM 950 (KPRC-AM)
2M ago
Keith Ostfeld, aka Mr. O, is the director of educational technology and exhibit development for the Children's Museum of Houston… at least officially. He’s really their resident mad scientist and he’s hellbent on thinking up of fun ways of teaching kids. That’s the best thing about the Children’s Museum of Houston: it’s a ton of fun, it’s the biggest, most awesome playground in town but it’s first and foremost an educational institution. It’s basically the coolest school in town. The kids won’t even notice they’re leaning useful concepts! Check out their website and see if your kids aren’t int ..read more
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"Believe" Star of Hope Mission's Many Success Stories.
Houston P. A. hosted by Laurent
by KPRC AM 950 (KPRC-AM)
2M ago
Scott Arthur is the director of public relations for the Star of Hope Mission. We talk about their many successful services helping homeless people get back into productive lives free of substance abuse and violence. They're holding their annual banquet: "Believe" on February 10 and one of the world's greatest gospel singers is performing. We explain why we won't say her name on the air and it's a fun way to encourage you to discover who it is by going to: www.sohmission.org. There are still tickets available for this exceptional private concert ..read more
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