Central Houston is focused on one of the largest issues now rising before the city: supporting and promoting the education system within the central core.
Houston, like most large cities, has a central public school system that faces well-known challenges, yet on the other hand has major triumphs. Central Houston is working to understand the assets that exist and to find ways to create educational opportunities. The organization is proud to have helped Houston Independent School District officially get the new downtown Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts building fully approved and under construction as of summer of 2016.
Today’s young adults are choosing to give up cars and space in exchange to achieve a lifestyle that offers a rich mix of amenities, shorter commutes and walkability. Central Houston understands that education is an important building block for a healthy center city and is developing an education and awareness campaign called Learn Central which also includes an online portal that helps people find quality K-12 education options within Houston’s inner loop.
Moving out to the suburbs is not the only option. As our region grows, commuting distances will get longer, and less appealing, so it is imperative to bring more schools, especially elementary schools into the central city to begin building a complete education system.
Central Houston works behind the scenes to envision a better future for our city and make connections that enable results.