Helping Houston's Homeless was created in 2020-2021 by 8th grade Lanier Middle School student Dominic Amador.

Dominic is a current student at Lanier Middle School. Lanier Middle School is an authorized International Baccalaureate(IB) Vanguard school in Houston ISD with a three year MYP programme. All 8th grade students who attend International Baccalaureate(IB) schools are required to complete a Community Project.

The International Baccalaureate(IB) Community Project places an emphasis on the community, service, global context, action, and inquiry. Students are also encouraged to utilize a variety of "Approaches to Learning" or "ATL's" including: (1) Thinking, (2) Researching, (3) Communication, (4) Social Skills, and (5) Self-Management Skills.

Students are encouraged to explore their personal responsibilities as local and global citizens and implement action within their community.

Dominic plans to serve Houston’s homeless community by raising money with an online fundraiser for SEARCH Homeless Services and marketing the fundraiser via JustGiving.

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SEARCH Homeless Services success story

Keina - Housing A single mother at only 19 years old, Keina is determined to provide a better life for herself and her 4-month old son.

Keina's troubles started when her family lost their home in Hurricane Katrina. Eventually placed into the custody of CPS, Keina found herself homeless again after aging out of the foster care system. Keina was living at a shelter when she found SEARCH. Struggling with a learning disability, Keina relied heavily on SEARCH to help her navigate the complex and overwhelming process of obtaining housing.

With SEARCH’s help and support, Keina is now in a home of her own and is working to graduate high school. Keina has promised her case manager that "Failure is not an option!"