• Education & Workforce Foundation

  • Foundation

    Mission Statement:
    The East End Chamber of Commerce Foundation 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.

  • The 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.



  • East End Scholars

    Mentor Program Mission Statement:
    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.

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  • Mentor Program

    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.

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


  • 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 provided by Neighborhood Centers Inc., Walmart Foundation, and in kind donations from Chick-fil-a (at 45 & Wayside). Get involved today, we’re always searching for new speakers and mock interviewers.

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  • Annual Education Symposium

    Building an Effective Workforce
    In 2013 the Chamber began dialogue to create a bridge between industry and education in order to create a workforce that meets the needs of businesses.

    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.

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  • East End Workforce Development Investor

    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 at VIVIR - Family Wellness & Career Day
    • Sponsoring 2 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
    • Medium Logo 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

     

    $2,500 Leader Sponsors

    • 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
    • Integrate 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 (click "Donate" button below) or call in payments to Chamber 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 us at chamber@eecoc.org or 713-926-3305.

  • 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.