What is Newspring?
Newspring is a faith-based non-profit dedicated to making positive social and economic impact in the Spring Branch area of Houston. Newspring Visual Arts programs support academic achievement and career opportunities for high school and college students from Spring Branch. Newspring’s Business Plan Competition supports social entrepreneurship and economic development in the Spring Branch area.
Our vision is Spring Branch as a thriving community.
Inspiring at-risk populations in Spring Branch to define and achieve a bright economic future.
2014 Students Reached Through Art Classes
Community Schools Engaged
Student Art Sold Since 2008
Business Plan Competition Total Prize Money Since 2008
Visual Arts Program
A nonprofit, faith based group of volunteers and staff, dedicated to creating a stronger Spring Branch, by creating economic and educational opportunities through our commitments and programs.
Join us as a studio volunteer in the Newspring Visual Arts Studio. Not an artist? No problem.
Annual Art Sales
Twice a year, special events are created, featuring student art for sale. This economic and social opportunity encourages students and their families to value the education of art, as well as the financial opportunities art sales provides.
Pro Series Volunteers
PRO SERIES is classroom mentoring provided by volunteer professional artist to the middle and high school art classes, providing a real world look at career artists.
Business Plan Competition
The Business Plan Competition, co-sponsored with the Houston Community College (HCC), is an annual five-month business plan competition designed to nurture new and existing Spring Branch businesses.
Business Mentoring is a year-round program aimed at nurturing Spring Branch businesses and encouraging growth in the local economy to create jobs and stable incomes.
Newspring Stories, Quotes, And Testimonials
It was a really great experience! The leaders and mentors of this business plan competition (BPC) are masters of their field. They have tried and true methods and strategies to help you excel. They are wise and generous business leaders that will guide you to find ways to succeed in your business.Diva Herazo
I highly recommend the business plan competition to anyone seriously interested in taking their business ideas to the next level. Just attending each of the workshops and listening to Jack Barry and his team talk straight to you and challenge you is well worth it. You will work hard, but you will be rewarded with 10 times your investment. Don’t miss this great opportunity.Jim Boyd
The Business Plan Competition changed my life. I am still in tough with my mentors. Newspring has continued to counsel and support me through the opening of my second location. I look forward to serving my community and giving back. Newspring is a fine example of this.Desiree Worrell-Mosley
The best part about the BPC competition was the ability to interact with great mentors from varying fields of expertise. It really allowed me to expand my network and have candid conversation about my existing business while discussing future opportunities. In addition, the training sessions were lead by motivating faculty providing great insights on business.Masroor Fatany