The Providence on Southmore, a non-profit 501c3 organization in Houston, Texas has established itself with the purpose of assisting students attending universities in the city with overcoming the obstacles that block many from completing their degree programs.
The Providence on Southmore’s mission is to provide graduating high school students with support to ensure optimal conditions for completing their undergraduate degree programs within five years through:
Post- Secondary Planning/Placement
Degree Completion Support
TPOS' 3rd annual fundraising event, Bowling Strikes for Education, took place Saturday, January 30, 2016 with over 100 bowlers in attendance. Proceeds from this event help us to support students through our general programming, and it funds three "David Brown and B. James Noel Sr. Scholarships" for graduating seniors from Worthing, Wheatley and Yates High School. We are very excited about the continued growth of the event and expect an even greater response in 2017. Major sponsors for this event include: Kroger, Kohl's, Stage Stores (Palais Royal), South Dallas Smiles, and EDP Engineers and Inspectors.
On Saturday, October 17, 2015 we had a great turnout for our first event of this kind... We've gained new clients and we shared our information with more than 120 students and parents from the event and through social media. More events of this kind will follow throughout the year to address the on-going needs of clients and the students we seek to assist. The series will include: Time Management, Study Skills, Cover Letter and Resume Building, Interviewing Skills, and Social Media Use/Personal Branding.
In the Fall of 2015, TPOS began its partnership with ProUnitas (focused on the Kashmere Gardens area of Houston). Students working with the organizations receive free SAT Prep Sessions, Life-Coaching, and Mentoring on a weekly basis. Each student has committed to college attendance and is working to ensure that he/she is equipped for the transition from high school to college for the 2016-17 academic year.
The Providence on Southmore, Inc hosted the "Bowling Strikes for Education" fundraiser on Saturday, January 24th 2015 at the Palace Bowling Lanes on Bellaire Boulevard. The event was well attended and guests bowled, danced and enjoyed a sumptuous buffet thanks to our generous sponsors from Kroger, Palais Royal, EDP Engineers and Inspectors and Charmane Carter Interior Design Specialist.