In 2020, the Republic Services Charitable Foundation provided a National Neighborhood Promise grant to the nonprofit Avenue CDC, to create spaces where students can thrive through outdoor play and learning spaces at eight Houston schools.
Over the past year, Avenue has completed projects at five of these schools – and expect to complete the final three projects at Burbank Elementary School, Fonville Middle School, and YES PREP Northline Campus in the next few months.
Here’s a glimpse of the projects completed to date:
- Lyons Elementary School: Inspired by Alice in Wonderland, Avenue created a space where students can explore, create and play. Additionally, they cleaned up and beautified the entire area with painted railings, new plants, trees, and flowers. The result is an incredible space that more than 1,000 students at the school can enjoy.