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.

Who We Are

We are followers of Christ: professionals, business men and women, artists, teachers and supporters who believe that helping others to create pathways to career and financial opportunity is an important part of our Christian witness.

Our Vision

Providing a new beginning for those who strive for cultural enrichment, economic opportunities, and spiritual growth.

Our Mission

Delivering visual arts and life-skills mentoring programs that inspire students and their families to achieve a better life.


Faith: Through our work, we honor our Lord and love our neighbors.

Prayer: Among our staff, board, and volunteers, our prayers are on our lips.  Among our participants, our prayers are through our deeds.

Hope: We strive to open the eyes of the students and families that we serve to the possibilities of the future.

Mentorship: We holistically support underserved students and their families in the development of their minds, hearts, and souls.

Encouragement: Our programs foster confidence and self-sufficiency in our participants.

Respect: We respect and love each other as equals

Collaboration: We will approach all relationships with the spirit of respect and cooperation.

Service: We serve to make a difference in our community and in ourselves.

Inclusion: We embrace and promote diversity and inclusivity across all levels of our organization. 

Integrity: We adhere to the highest standards of integrity with all stakeholders.

Stewardship: We live our mission by maximizing our resources to provide exceptional and sustainable service to our students and their families.

Relationships: We foster long-term relationships with our students, their families, and all our volunteers, donors, supporters, and alumni.

Partnerships: We build and maintain partnerships with the churches, schools, non-profit organizations, and businesses who are actively engaged with the students and families that we serve.


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.   Learn more..

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.   Learn more..

Volunteer Opportunities

Join us as a studio volunteer in the Newspring Visual Arts Studio. Not an artist? No problem.   Volunteer Now…


Newspring Edge

Newspring Edge is a year-round program aimed at nurturing Spring Branch businesses and encouraging growth in the local economy to create jobs and stable incomes.   Learn more…

Business Plan Competition

The Business Plan Competition, co-sponsored with the Houston Community College (HCC), is an annual three-month business plan competition designed to nurture new and existing Spring Branch businesses.

After School Art Program



Our afterschool program is for students from 2nd grade through high school. Each week we will learn a different style of art by exploring art history and multiple mediums using elements of art and principles of design.


We accept applications year-round for our After School Programs. Space is limited to 30 students. Should space at our main studio become full, we encourage you to sign up for the waitlist in the instance space opens up.


Newspring’s After School program runs every day of the SBISD calendar from the end of the school day until 5:30 p.m. unless otherwise specified.


$80 per month per student with 50% off for siblings. Tuition is WAIVED for students who receive FREE or REDUCED lunch in Spring Branch Independent School District.

Help Us Inspire A Bright Economic Future.

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

Lone Star Health

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

CEO, Boyd Interest Group

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

2011 BPC Winner, Times For Tots Day Care

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

AYG Garage Solutions