What we consider our community is everywhere that we interact, do business, live, and connect. An important component to EWI is giving back to the community so that others may have the chance to succeed. As we build our community of member firms and representatives, we want to be building a network of support and awareness for the organization throughout our communities. To this end, community service is invaluable for both purposes: promoting healthy, strong, and sustainable communities; and promoting a robust, energetic, and relevant EWI for years to come.
Literacy and Reading Initiatives
2019 My Home Library at Housman Elementary
EWI of Houston was proud to partner with the Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation to create a My Home Library for the 520+ students at Housman Elementary. This joint venture allowed all of the students in K-5 to choose 6 books to take home for themselves. For some of the students, this was their first opportunity to actually own a book. In addition, the chapter purchased another book for them, which was specific to their grade level. Volunteers from our member firms read these books to the students. The “home libraries” that the children received has enabled them to continue to read throughout the summer.