Oralia has a Master’s of Counseling with eighteen years of experience in the non-profit arena.
Volunteer Coordinator & Instructor
Sebastian has a bachelor’s degree in English. He enjoys working with youth and adult learners.
COMET Program Leader
Esbeidi has a range of talents including master works with face-painting, make-up artist and all around creative person.
COMET Program Leader
Elizabeth has been with COMET program since its inception, first as a parent, then as Volunteer Extraordinaire, and now as a Program Leader. She has a wonderful gift of class room décor and design.
Barbara Moore Educational Center Program Assistant
Velda started out as a grandparent in our COMET program, always being the first to volunteer and lend a hand. She is now working as the program assistant and helping provide services through our resident services program.
Marie Frances Gonzales
Marie is a Filipina immigrant who has eventually considered Houston as her home. She graduated at College of Saint Benedict with two Bachelor's degrees: Studio Art and Asian Studies. As an Art Instructor for 5-Works, Marie is utilizing creative endeavors to motivate and inspire children.
In the early days we started out as an organization called Nehemiah Ministries. A ministry poised to help those with a vision to bring positive change in their communities. Our mission is to equip the saints with an effective application of the message of Jesus Christ that brings hope and opportunity to the children and families in at-risk communities. Nehemiah Ministries goals are:
The Nehemiah Program Model developed at the Nehemiah Center in Houston, Texas is a multifaceted ministry model utilizing education, emotional wellness and spiritual enrichment to provide assistance for low-income families who are invested in the seeking a better future for their children. This program model can be replicated in every community that has a heart for helping its neighbor. For 4 years Nehemiah Ministries shared what people began to call the “empowerment” model with organization and churches around Houston and the surrounding area.