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The Nehemiah Center is a Christian-based organization that offers academic, emotional, cultural, social and spiritual enrichment for at-risk children and their families in Houston's Third Ward and beyond. 

Our Vision:

To help develop in a child a sense of self-worth, Christian values and direction that will ensure his/her lifetime self-determination. 

Our History: 

To view a video sharing the history of the Nehemiah Center, Click Here 

Our Mission: 

Neighbors helping neighbors create a safe haven in which children are motivated, inspired and equipped to realize their God-given potential. 

Organization Profile: 

The Nehemiah Center opened with 22 children in January 1996. We now serve over 160 children daily and 522 Nehemiah family members. We are a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, and your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Corporate gift matching is welcomed. 

2015-2016 Board of Directors: 

Carlton Wilde, Jr.

John Reed

Frank Burge, Sr.

Rev. Jim Birchfield

Jennifer Black

Jay Brown

Joni Calkins

Brian Carmichael

Thomas Emmons

Debbie Hanna

Ross Love

Cinco Light

Gabriele Merrill

John Reed

Geoff Vernon

James Williams

Kent Woodard

Becky Crane

Maurine Bybee
Board Member Emeritus