Please read and view the following on how Team First Book Houston is providing "Literacy for All Students" ©2017
Team First Book Houston is a volunteer board working as a team since 2013 under First Book, an international literacy non-profit in Washington, D.C. First Book provides books, educational resources, and supplies to students in low-income areas.
Pictured: Pre-Kindergarten students of Neff Early Learning Center; (L-R) Sheila Armstrong, Houston Team First Book Chair; Molly Maria Flynn Vilaseca, Houston ISD Board Member; Cynthia Cisneros, abc Channel 13 Vice President of Community Affairs; Erik Barajas, abc Channel 13 Eyewitness News Reporter and Anchor; Grettel Monge, Neff ELC Teacher; Principal Gerardo Leal, Ed. D., Neff ELC Principal
Team First Book Houston donates 100% of all funds raised to purchase brand new books and supplies for Neff Early Learning Center and other schools. The need is great now because some of the books that were previously distributed have been damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Harvey.
Our Students Accept Their Responsibility
Our students say the following "Promise" every morning and evening after they finish brushing their teeth. They put their right hand over their heart, look in the mirror, and say out loud:
"I am smart. I am important. I read to others. And I teach others to read. I promise."
Team First Book Houston works with many partners: First Book, Washington D.C.; Channel 13 abc; DISNEY; Richard Carranza, Superintendent of Houston ISD; Bill Palko, Rotary District Governor of 5890 with 62 Rotary Clubs, including Sharpstown, Houston, and North Shore, as well as other Rotary Clubs and Rotarians.
We work with the students and faculty of the University of Houston's Jack J. Valenti School of Communication to create award-winning documentaries.
We work with several other partners who are also determined to provide "Literacy for All Students" ©2017, including the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation, Home Depot, T. J. MAXX, Frost Bank, Kroger, Office Depot, GoDaddy, M Squared Climate Control (Michael Milton, Patrick Milton, Sr., and Marc Hall), Jon King, "After Hours Networking," and many others!
Here is our 15-minute documentary, "Literacy for All Students, 2017."
Team First Book Houston, the staff and students of the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication of the University of Houston have made this video together. We will find out the WorldFest International Film Festival in April 2018 any awards that we have won.
Here is our 17-minute documentary, "Eradicating Illiteracy, 2015."
Team First Book Houston, the staff and students of the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication of the University of Houston have won 3 GOLD REMI AWARDS from the WorldFest International Film Festival. At the April 2017 Gala, there were attendees from 74 different countries with over 4,500 submissions!
DISNEY used this short documentary as part of their National Reading Campaign!
We thank our volunteers and partners
for their commitment to provide
"Literacy for All Student" ©2017
which is an investment in "our" children,
and for everyone's generous donations!
The need is so great!
Our funding campaign will end
September 30, 2018.
Please make your generous donation now.
"Our" children deserve to be free of worry and learn to read!
We are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit under First Book in Washington, D.C.