HPD partcipated in the annual Northside Back to School Health and Resource Fair organized by the Office of State Representative Jessica Farrar. The members of the planning committee include: Avenue CDC; Angelica Vasquez-State Farm Agent; City of Houston – Moody Community Center; Council Member Karla Cisneros; Go Neighborhoods – Northside Village; Greater Northside Management District; Leonel Castillo Community Center, BakerRipley; MD Anderson Family YMCA; METRO, Office of State Senator Sylvia Garcia; and Wesley Community Center.
The purpose of the event is to provide school-aged children and their families within the Near-Northside community information about community based organizations and the resources they provided. The health fair also provides health and dental screenings at no cost to all who participate. An incentive for attending the fair is a backpack filled with school supplies.