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The East End Foundation helps Chamber members and non-members become more
involved with the East End community. Each year the Foundation selects a
handful of initiatives, programs and/or partnerships to advocate.

 career path

My Career Path

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Mentor Program

Mentor Program

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Scholarships

East End Scholars

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The Foundation

My Career Path

My Career Path is a soft-skills program developed to provide 11th and 12th
grade students with lessons on the importance of social skills and career
pathways. To do so, the program welcomes business professionals from
the community to teach students on topics such as communication,
enthusiasm and attitude, teamwork, networking, problem solving and
critical thinking, professionalism, resume building, and mock interviews.

The program is sponsored each year by generous Chmaber members. Last year
Neighborhood Centers Inc., Walmart Foundation and Chick-fil-a (at 45 & Wayside). To be
a speaker or to get involved with the program, please contact Sara at
chamber@eecoc.org.

The Foundation

Annual Education Symposium - Building an Effective Workforce

The great work continues annually through this event! Attendees continue to discuss
partnership models that are effective. Participants are also taking a look at the current
changes in schools, discussing how industry can provide effective feedback, and calling
for action.

Over the past 10 years, the East End Foundation has awarded over $260,000 in
scholarships to deserving students. In 2017 the East End Foundation awarded and
recognized 27 students for their success. The scholarships awarded will assist the
students in furthering their education and achieving their dreams. After receiving the East
End Foundation’s scholarship, students will be placed in our mentorship program where
they are partnered with industry professionals from our community to help guide them
through school.

The Foundation

East End Scholars - Mentor/Mentee

The East End Scholars mission is committed to serving the educational and communal
needs of Houston’s East End by partnering with public officials, Chamber members, and
the community to offer workforce development, monetary support and guidance to local
students.

Founded in 2006, The Foundation is committed to supporting the educational needs of
area students and has awarded over $320,000 in scholarships the last 11 years. Students
receive recognition at our Annual Education Symposium where we strive to bridge
industry and education by building an effective workforce.

After receiving their scholarships, students are placed in our mentorship program where
they are partnered with industry professionals from our community. The Mentor Program
is designed to help our students succeed in school and in their careers.

GET INVOLVED

If you’re interested in becoming a mentor or contributing to the scholarship fund, let us
know. Or, contact us if you’re interested in having your school participate in the program.

Volunteer

DONATE TO THE FOUNDATION

Success in education not only guarantees a future for students but the positive
growth of business and community. To continue our support of education in
Houston's East End we depend on valuable donations from people like you. Make a
tax-deductible donation today and become a proud supporter of Houston's success.

EAST END WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT INVESTOR
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The Foundation and it’s supporters are committed to serving the educational and communal needs Of Houston's East End by partnering with public officials, Chamber members, and the community to offer workforce development, monetary support and guidance to local students.

Your investment in the Foundation will ensure that programs such as My East End Career Path,
the Annual Education Symposium and the East End Scholars program are continuously made
available to students throughout the East End.

$10,000 LEGACY SPONSOR

  • Presenting Sponsor of East End My Career Path at
    one (1) East End High School & co-sponsor at other
    schools
  • Sponsoring 15 kids to a day trip to explore various
    careers
  • Booth placement in prime area at VIVIR - Family
    Wellness & Career Day
  • Sponsoring 3 teacher/students to attend Annual
    Education Symposium
  • Opportunity to host a Career Exploration at your
    place of business
  • Integrate your company into an East End School
    (K-12) Speakers Bureau for Career Days
  • Large Logo listing with link on Foundation website
    page
  • Support East End Scholars Mentor/Mentee program including the send-off & Winter lunch & learns (tips to succeed in college).
  • Support & participate in resume writing & mock interview for East End HS seniors
  • Support career development for Foundation intern

$5,000 INNOVATOR SPONSOR

  • Listed co-sponsor of East End My Career Path at
    one (1) East End High School
  • Sponsoring 10 kids to a day trip to explore various
    careers
  • Booth placement in prime area at VIVIR - Family
    Wellness & Career Day
  • Sponsoring 3 teacher/students to attend Annual
    Education Symposium
  • Opportunity to host a Career Exploration at your
    place of business
  • Integrate your company into an East End School
    (K-12) Speakers Bureau for Career Days
  • Large Logo listing with link on Foundation website
    page
  • Support East End Scholars Mentor/Mentee program including the send-off & Winter lunch & learns (tips to succeed in college).
  • Support & participate in resume writing & mock interview for East End HS seniors
  • Support career development for Foundation intern

$2,500 LEADER SPONSOR

  • Supporter of East End My Career Path
  • Sponsoring 5 kids to a day trip to explore various
    careers
  • Sponsoring 1 teacher/student to attend Annual
    Education Symposium
  • Intergate your company into an East End School (K-12) Speakers Bureau for Career Days
  • Company name listing on Foundation
    Website page
  • Support East End Scholars Mentor/Mentee Program including the send-off & Winter Lunch & learns (tips to succeed in college).
  • Support & participate in resume writing & mock Interview for East End HS seniors
  • Support career development for Foundation intern
Payment Information

Online credit card payment at www.eecoc.org or call in payments to Vandolyn at 713-926-3305
Make checks payable to: Houston East End Chamber of Commerce Mail to: 550 Gulfgate Center, Houston, TX 77087
For more information contact Sara at chamber@eecoc.org or 713-926-3305.