Bridging gaps to form success!
Our Personal Statement on Racial Justice, because everyone matters
1 Step Further Community Center's Personal statement and STANCE against racial issues that has been happening across the United States: We're dedicated in rejecting racism, and discrimination, and are committed in fighting against racism where it exists. With respect towards one another we can all contribute towards change, by doing more and better to eliminate problems one step at a time. Our goal is to continue to meet human needs and without prejudice and work towards overcoming poverty, and economic hardships through a range of social services. We'll never say that we do the most, but what we can say is that we focus on what matters.
Community Center Programs
1 Step Further Community Center up-coming programs for all ages to supportlow-to moderate income.
One of our most exciting programs, the Expressions Through Art Studio will allow troubled children and teens to express themselves and showcase their creativity.
- 3 Day Youth Camp:
Another one of our exciting goals is the 1 Step Further 3-Day Camp for Children and Teens aged 10–18. Our vision for this camp will be for troubled youths to finally have a safe place to jump-start the healing process by gaining self-awareness, developing coping mechanisms, and learning practical skills such as how to safely report incidents of violence or sexual abuse.
- Healthy baby is Happy baby room:
Living in a healthy situation is particular important for newborn infants and young children, so 1 Step Further prides itself on being able to provide resources for new mothers and fathers who are struggling to provide everything that their young children need.
- Technological Literacy Program:
As part of our permanent location, we plan on including a computer room, which will allow us to train both experienced and inexperienced computer users.
- Library Lives On:
1 Step Further still firmly believes in the power of real, physical books to inspire long-term learning and creativity. With Our Library Lives On, 1 Step Further wants to use a space in the new building to house non-fiction and fiction books that will be made available for check-out to anyone from the community.
- On-site after School Care:
The reality for many families in our community is that parents are too busy with work to be able to care for their kids when the school day ends at around 3:00 PM. As part of our new location, we hope to provide a safe place where kids can come to get help with their homework.
- School Supplies assistance:
One of the keys to success in school is being fully engaged and focused on the teachers’ lessons. This is made much more difficult when a student does not have the necessary supplies, like notebooks, pencils, or a sturdy backpack.
- Reward my Grades Program:
This is a program dedicated to in awarding academic excellence for youths in our community. At the end of every semester or quarter, children or teens who can show us that they have received a grade of A- or above will receive a reward.
- Anti-Bullying Prevention Class:
As mentioned before, 1 Step Further believes in safety first. We believe that every child deserves to be completely safe from harm. However, as a society and nation, we have already lost too many lives due to violence originating in past bullying and abuse.
- Annual Caring is Sharing Christmas program:
Christmas is meant to be spent relaxing and having fun with one’s family, but when money and food are lacking, the holidays take on a very different complexion. With our annual Caring is Sharing Christmas Program, we want to make sure that everyone is able to enjoy a happy Christmas with their family.
- No Sagging Self-Esteem Program:
“Pull Your Pants Up.” Specifically targeted towards male youths, this program aims to broaden the mindset of teens in our community. Respect comes from the outside, which means that the way you present yourself is incredibly important.
- The Seniors Program:
The seniors are a high priority and have many different needs to 1 Step will offer companion days, where each individual receive a special gift box filled with fresh fruit and or personal items, depending on diet etc..., we will also provide basic needs such as (meals and clothing, shelter referrals) and possible disaster assistance as we continue to grow.
- Heart Healthy Program & Education:
Having lost a family member to this disease, makes you think long and hard about prevention, 1 Step F.C.C wants the community residents to avoid deaths from this disease in your family. So we have compiled a few steps to try and ask that if you are experiencing any symptoms to seek medical attention immediately. If you're at risk for heart failure, you'll want to have any symptoms checked out as soon as possible by a doctor. It is with our deepest concerns that in the future classes will be held to educate against this disease by a trusted licensed medical practitioner.
Symptoms include: 9 Symptoms below
- Weight gain and swollen feet, ankles, or abdomen caused by fluid buildup
- Enlarged neck veins
- Poor appetite, indigestion, nausea, or vomiting
- Shortness of breath or wheezing during activities or while lying down
- Trouble sleeping or difficulty concentrating
- Fatigue and feeling faint
- Heart palpitations
- Dry hacking cough, especially while lying down
- Frequent nighttime urination
1 Step believes in safety first, it is with every intention that we teach or guide children in a better direction towards problem solving to prevent bullying in schools, homes, and their communities. Every child deserves to be completely safe from harm. We as a society and nation have already lost many lives due to violence mainly stemming from past bullying and abuse. The class will effectively influence the way one may think, and react by achieving core values for success.
- Food & Clothing assistance:
Hunger is one of our top Priorities, 1 Step F. C. C. will assist with non-perishable food items, also when funding is available will provide a possible $20 meat and poultry Voucher. Used only at nearby and participating grocers. Requirements must be meet for this type of assistance. Vouchers will be provided on a once a month and or emergency relief, to eligible clients and their households.
- Voucher program:
Program is not intended to be a permanent method and will only be awarded for clients that meet a certain criteria on a limited time basis.
- Help with household items:
Household items will be provided for specifically for first time low-income homeowners, single parents and seniors. Items will be accommodated by providing beds, dining tables and chairs, living room seating, kitchen and bathroom necessities, qualifications do apply!
- Houston Homeless Outreach:
It is with our greatest heart of hearts that we turn someone's life around giving them another chance to be a positive influence and contributor towards the community. Offering food, clothing, training and volunteer positions to reform back towards the working sector and more!
*Please note that many of our programs are in a startup phase, but as donations, grants and help from you are made, we can then move towards completion of all the important opportunities for the community at large. “Texas ranks 3rd in the nation for food insecurity, meaning that one in five adults and one in four children in our state are hungry, and that is simply unacceptable.” – f Agriculture Commissioner, Todd Staples.
We aim to do our part by preventing molestation in the homes, by educating parents, children, schools and daycare systems where our children thrive and learn, by effectively educating and offering prevention strategies for a safer environment to school age children against predators and more. Alleviate: 1 Step aims directly to change hunger for all so that no individual goes without eating at any giving time.
- Clothing and many other services
- We also Educate & Offer Prevention Strategies
We will break the cycle and educate parents on issues, such as ways to prevent child abuse, anger management, bullying in schools as most of the time it begins at home. Learning effective ways and awareness towards who and how to choose good caretakers, while raising good strong children in a stress-free environment.
We also want to certainly prevent unnecessary deaths to women, infants and children by providing adequate educational tools and resources. Stress and poverty are a couple of areas that causes these issues in and around the home.
Here are some of the communities that our organization assist:
- Families with children
- Independent seniors
- Victims of domestic violence
- People experiencing homelessness and/or food insecurity
- Disaster victims
Many children, seniors and homeless individuals go without a good source of meals everyday. As a leader we stand for the people and the community, our goal is to receive enough funding to purchase food, fresh fruits, dairy, vegetables, grains & proteins to ensure that they do not go without eating. Will you help us, help them?
We will be working on a very special project to develop a Summer Camp for school-aged children and youth, kids will have the opportunity to enjoy their summer in a safe, fun, and educating environment. Filled with enrichment classes that educate against bullying, emotional issues, and ways to effectively solve issues in a more positive way rather than violence. If you would like to be a part of success for children please help us and donate! Our future camp will have a host of daily activities-provided by trained staff and 24 -hour security, healthy meals, snacks. Children and youth ages 10-15 years of age will be allowed to attend followed by the ending of the summer the children will be allowed to select and choose 1 weeks' worth of back to school outfits or school uniforms along with two pairs of shoes and school supplies to get them started for a great upcoming school year.
We Strongly advocate for school aged children and teens safety and well-being, through efforts of educating that it is okay to confide in someone whom they may trust. The Trust Campaign Program will be and is ongoing, to prevent children from harm and teens from potentially engaging in suicide. Parents grieve throughout the child's ordeal, but to lose a child is one of the most devastating ordeals that a parent may have to experience in their life. This is why the no bullying prevention is so important to this organization bottom line, no child should ever experience suffering while attending any learning institution, community or home.
COVID-19 Message 2020
1 Step FCC is sending this message to everyone in regards to the pandemic of covid-19. Remember to keep your hands clean with fresh soap and water, followed by thoroughly drying your hands on a clean towel. Use hand sanitizer frequently when you do not have access to soap and water, especially after touching any surface. Do not to touch your face, mouth, nose and eyes! Stay away from parties, large groups etc...work from home if possible. Most of all if you are feeling sick, PLEASE STAY HOME in the effort to fight against further transmission. It is with our sincere condolences to everyone that unfortunately has lost a friend or family member.
To combat the spread of COVID-19, we have temporarily suspended our pick up services. If your donation is not urgent, schedule your pickup after the COVID-19 situation is under control.
Many children, seniors and homeless individuals go without a good source of meals every day. As a leader we stand for the people and the community, our goal is to receive enough funding to purchase food, fresh fruits, dairy, vegetables, grains & proteins to ensure that they do not go without eating. Will you help us, help them?
1 Step Further Community Center, is asking that you help us by donating $25 to go towards the purchase of our forever home, donating towards our goal of $150,000 will allow us to continue growing where-as we can broaden and extend our program services to the needy as well as communities. A home to call our own will allow for community underprivileged families, children and the homeless may visit an actual location to obtain services. If you are interested and would like to become a part of helping us raise funding or have information as to us obtaining an unwanted unused building, please contact us by email. Remember it is you and your support that helps leverage our mission of purpose. Donations can be made by visiting any of our donation links or made payable to our address as listed below on the bottom of this page.
How your donations and gifts are utilized
Once you make a donation through one of our platforms such as pay pal giving, the donation is then cleared. In which thereafter it will be deposited into our pay pal giving account. From there, we carefully spend your donations where it is needed and without any waste, no amount is too small, and each donation is appreciated. Your donations, goes towards a hot meal, healthy fruit and snacks, clothing, clean underwear, toiletries, medical supplies, school supplies, blankets and more. We may also purchase operating expenses supplies e.g. ink to print marketing flyers etc... called costs to continue to run our charity. Each time we receive either monetary or a physical in-kind donation, and we then upload it to our website, where you will be able to see your donation at work. Remember each dollar matter in different ways that a person's life may change for the better. But without your kindness and caring heart, they otherwise would go without.
Compassion, hard work, drive and sincerity is who we are! Want to Help?
Volunteers are always needed and appreciated, we will select the most caring and sincere volunteers to be on board with us.
A registered 501(c)(3) Organization
1 Step Further Community Center
225 Matlage Way #3156
Sugar Land, Texas 77487-3156
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