“Good To Go”: A new mobile community center hits Houston roads

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HOUSTON, Texas - The Bayou City is growing and so are the needs of its residents.  That's why the Neighborhood Centers is launching its mobile community center "Good To Go," to bring resources, education, connection and even help with taxes for families all over the Greater-Houston area.

"Many of you know Neighborhood Centers' Harbach-Ripley or Cleveland-Ripley or Ripley House in East End," said Angela Blanchard, the CEO and President of Neighborhood Centers during a press conference at City Hall.  "But every community can't have a community center right away.  So, we decided to go where we're invited and put it all on wheels."

Good To Go will allow the professional staff at Neighborhood Centers to take the programs they implement in their 70 locations to any neighborhood in the city.   The mobile community center is spacious enough and specifically designed to host a class, a workshop or a forum.

"Houston is a city of neighborhoods and communities," explained Mayor Annise Parker while touring the vehicle.  "Unfortunately, many of those neighborhoods and communities have very great needs and not always the institutions in those communities to help meet all of those needs."

This mobile community center will provide families with valuable information on topics such as immigration rights, health-care, taxes, work and education opportunities.   For the first couple of months, Good To Go will concentrate its activities in the East Aldine community, as this neighborhood is part of the organization's expanding efforts

So, hit the road folks, and help our communities thrive.