HOUSTON (August 9, 2023) – Join Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston on Thursday, August 10, 2023, at the Linda and Fred C. Marshall building to celebrate the SERVE HOUSTON AmeriCorps Close of Service ceremony. The ceremony commemorates the completion of the summer term of service for 18 program participants.


The ceremony will take place at 3215 Fannin St., Houston TX 77004 beginning at 3:30 pm and will feature impact stories from each project site. Members began their service journey in May and served 9,000 hours over the summer months. Nine partner organizations hosted the SERVE HOUSTON members including Catholic Charities, Houston Food Bank, Houston Humane Society, Houston ToolBank, Precinct2gether’s Veteran Services Office, Santa Maria Hostel, Tejano Center, and several programs within Interfaith Ministries as well.


“It has been especially rewarding to walk alongside this cohort because they dedicated their summer break to service,” said Andréa R. Shiloh, Vice President of Volunteerism and Civic Service with Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, “we are proud of the service they accomplished and know each project site has expanded their reach thanks to contributions of our SERVE HOUSTON members.”


The SERVE HOUSTON AmeriCorps program places teams of diverse, service-minded individuals at nonprofit organizations across Houston, affording participants the opportunity to learn, lead, and make an impact through service projects geared towards building a healthier future. The


AmeriCorps program is founded on the principles of servant leadership and members serve children, seniors, and veterans across numerous partner organizations. It is part of IM’s Vic Samuels Center for Volunteerism and Civic Service, which establishes a positive and lasting impact on the Greater Houston community through organized service and leadership.

SERVE HOUSTON is currently accepting applications for the fall 2023 class. The application period closes on Friday, September 1. Once accepted into the program, members are invited to an in-person site matching fair on September 14 where they can meet site supervisors and learn more about partner organizations. The program begins on October 2, concludes on April 19, and is limited to 18 participants. Visit SERVEHou.org for more details.




A United Way partner, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (Interfaith Ministries) brings people of diverse faith traditions together for dialogue, collaboration, and service, as a demonstration of our shared beliefs. Interfaith Ministries provides four main services: Meals on Wheels for Greater Houston and Galveston County which delivers more than 1.7 million meals each year to homebound seniors and people with disabilities across five counties; Refugee Services which, in conjunction with the U.S. State Department, resettles thousands of refugees in Houston; Interfaith Relations and Community Partnerships, which provides community services fostering understanding, respect and engagement among Houstonians of all faiths; the Vic Samuels Center for Volunteerism and Civic Service, which establishes a positive and lasting impact on the Greater Houston community through organized service and leadership through Volunteer Houston and SERVE HOUSTON. For more information, visit https://www.imgh.org/.

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