Who We are
For over 75 years, the Houston Junior Forum (HJF) has spearheaded projects and services targeting children, youth, women, and senior adults. Today, our 350 plus members know that our commitment to service, our successful fundraising campaigns, and our partnering with other Houston nonprofits to reach our goals will accomplish our mission of making it possible for Houstonians to change their circumstances and live a more productive life. Money earned from The City Market will support the current and future programs of HJF.
Who Do We Serve?
Houston Junior Forum’s partnerships with fifteen established Houston Charitable Organizations, enables HJF to extend our reach into the community. HJF focuses on services for children, youth, women, and senior adults.
Our members can be found packing meals for kids, sorting, and packing food at the Houston Food Bank, delivering meals to senior adults and mentoring women. In the past five years, our members have performed over 100,000 hours of service in the community. We are proud of our long-term partnerships with: Amazing Place, Christian Community Service Center (CCSC), Dress for Success, Gracewood, Harrison’s Heroes, Holly Hall Retirement Community, Houston Food Bank, Literacy Now, Inter-faith Ministries Meals on Wheels and AniMeals, Kids Meals, Literacy Now, SEE TO SUCCEED, The Nehemiah Center, Third Age Learning Center (TALC), and Undies for Everyone.
How Do We Serve?
In addition to performing service for our charitable partner organizations, the HJF College Scholarship Program and the HJF Community Grants Program provide financial support for students and other nonprofit organizations. Since its inception, the College Scholarship Program has awarded almost $1.5 million to deserving students who attended the HJF Community Preschool. The Community Preschool was the first program in Houston to focus on Prekindergarten students in Houston’s Hispanic Community. The curriculum focused on teaching English to the young students to help prepare them for public school. With the support of their families and HJF College Scholarship Committee coordinators, our scholarship recipients have become part of a tradition of higher education that will enrich their lives and those of future generations.
In the 10 years since its beginning, HJF’s Community Grants Program has awarded over $640,000 to other nonprofit organizations in the greater Houston area. Through our partnerships with these groups that share common philanthropic ideals, HJF has been instrumental in helping nonprofits assist thousands of children, youth, women, and seniors.The Houston Junior Forum Resale Shop, located in The Heights at 1815 Rutland, provides not only the opportunity for patrons to purchase gently used furniture, clothing, antiques, home goods, and accessories, but it is a business that fosters a community of caring. On any given day, you will find our customers stopping by to engage in conversation and fun with our volunteers and staff. Proceeds from the HJF Resale shop help support the College Scholarship Program and the Community Grants Program. Proceeds from fundraising events, such as The City Market, our resale shop, and direct donations enable us to increase our outreach and allow us to give back to the Houston community.
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