We, like the rest of Houston and our country, have been monitoring COVID-19. As of today, we are glad to report no cases have been reported among our families and staff.
In response to the ever-changing events in Houston, we are observing the suggestions of Spring Branch ISD, Houston ISD, the City of Houston, CDC, and Harris County Health Departments. Following these leads, we have made the decision to cease all after school art programs until April 10th. Hopefully, by that date, we will get the “all clear” to restart our after school program and be in a better position to make plans for our annual student art auction.
Our art teachers are exploring how we can best deliver art lessons and supplies to our students during this challenging time. Hopefully, we can use either Facebook Live or YouTube to provide on-line lessons. And, we want to find a way to provide our students with “to-go” art supply kits and instruction packages for children without access to computers.
The Edge training session for April 2nd has been canceled for the safety of all of our participants. We are actively encouraging our Edge advisors to help guide their partner companies through the current financial challenges and evaluating options for online training sessions. We are eager to resume normal operations for our Edge program as soon as we get the “all clear.”
We pray that the crisis will end quickly and that summer weather will help us return to a more normal life. We know that by the time this health crisis is over, our students will be itching to paint, create, design, and see life from a new perspective. To that end, we are planning for our Passport to the World summer programming to be held at community centers and churches around Spring Branch, including our Long Point studio.
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Stay well, wash your hands frequently, pray fervently, and paint when necessary!
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.
Providing a new beginning for those who strive for cultural enrichment, economic opportunities, and spiritual growth.
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.