What We're ABout
Jericho Road Renewal is a journey to understand every human, including ourselves, to have inestimable value, and through that discovery reflect that truth wherever we are with everyone we meet.
Each "initiative" that is part of the Jericho Road Renewal collective has a mission of strengthening the fabric of our community in South Union.
We believe that communities thrive when relationships are strong and when rising leaders and existing potential is energized and supported.
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One of the first initiatives part of Jericho Road Renewal collective was creating a Jericho House. We now have two men's and 1 women's house. Residents over the past 4 years have lived together, sharing meals, supporting one another, driving each other to work and hosting community events.
Located inside the 610 loop, between 288 and I-45 and below historic Third Ward, South Union is a neighborhood in a season of change. In some ways the change is for the better and in other ways it is to the detriment of the community. OST/South Union is also named as one of Mayor Turner's "GO Neighborhoods"
In 2012, Ryan Middle School was closed due to enrollment and financial struggles and re-opened as a magnet school. Now Cullen Middle School is the only remaining regular public middle school in the neighborhood. 83.9% of students are considered at risk of dropping out of school (Texas Tribune), but the school has tenacious staff and teachers, a new Principal, and has been working diligently to improve their score and close education gaps. We strive to support them through teacher encouragement, service at school events, student mentorship and any other opportunities that present themselves as well as provide additional support to the families connected to the school.
Contact us if you would like to get involved or learn more.