And the Results Are In…
Thanks to everyone who RSVP’d and voted! We have our new speaker and committee chairs for next year, and we’re excited to announce them here:
Speaker – Amy Fan, Bellaire, 2016
Advocacy Chair – Demetron Dotson, Austin, 2017
Initiative Chair – Anusha De, Bellaire, 2017
Finance Chair – Jacob Castillo, Austin, 2016
Governance Chair – Michael Talanker, Carnegie, 2016
Outreach Chair – Jessica DeBoe, HSPVA, 2017
Thanks to all candidates who participated!
In addition to elections, individual committees met and got stuff done.
Advocacy Committee discussed issues that they would like to focus on next year, including school safety and recycling
Initiative Committeeetalked about 1) incorporating Bring a Book into the HISD curriculum, 2) contacting Discovery Green and working with their creative writing program, 3) planning their arts initiative, and 4) planning a college readiness initiative.
Finance Committee discussed potential non-profit organizations to partner with for a fundraising activity. The most likely candidate is Community in Schools-Houston (http://cishouston.org/).
Governance worked out the logistics for the final meeting of the year for middle school kid, having an alumni organization, and partnering with other committees to complete certain projects.
Outreach started planning the logistics of TEDxHISD: recruiting speakers, training speakers, potentially having performers, and promoting the event.
Focus groups: HISD has also asked us to put together focus groups about PowerUp and a Mexican American Studies course. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join.