- Founded in 1995, with the visionary "Bridging the Digital Divide" futuristic mindset and continual preparation in the event of a pandemic shut down.
- Continued digital & remote class(es) options when COVID 2020 Shut Down hit many Houston, and surrounding areas', educational institutions and public schools.
- Computer Technology & Digital Skills are incorporated in classes with opportunities to earn digital credentials through Northstar Digital Literacy & Testing Center.
As educators, we pride ourselves in using digital & technology-based teaching strategies, offer
comprehensive input in a low affective filter, non-judgmental, & stress-free environment.
"With Education, Nothing is Impossible!"
Ashley Edwards, GED® Student,
submitted a class winning essay titled: "Bruised But Not Broken", and was read by Mrs. Zelda Johnson,
GED® Instructor, at the "The Beat Goes on to Stay on Top!" 2022 Fundraiser! At the conclusion of the reading, all in attendance joined in a resounding round of applause.
Congratulations, Ashley, great job!
To read this mind-opening essay: please click on 'Become a Student, Students' Spotlight'
Fall Semester Student Orientation
ESU is very fortunate to have valuable sponsors and advocates both in the professional, technical, digital,
and other sectors within the community, ready to Champion ESU!
Mr. Artis Franklin is an all-around professional plumbing technician, who stays current with strategies and diagnosis for cost-effective corrective measures.
On behalf of ESU's students, staff and instructors, thank you, Mr. Franklin! We sincerely appreciate your services in resolving plumbing issues you graciously provide.
The Moore Family
My name is Leboria Moore and I had the golden opportunity to take a Spanish class at EastSide University. And while I did learn a great deal of Spanish and more of the history of the language and culture, I was also gifted with brand new books for not just myself but also for my kids as well. My children names and ages are: (left to right:) Ja’Zion Moore (14,) Niven Moore (12), and Kymani Moore (10). With that box of books, I made a rule that they had to read an entire book to earn money and other rewards. I can happily say that they not only read the one book I requested but read several other books from the box on their own and began requesting more books to read. We now have a small library that we continue to add to. The books we received helped to garner an interest in reading for my children that I hadn’t seen in the years since they discovered social media and technology and for this, I am truly grateful because like most parents of young children, I worry about how too much technology will negatively affect them academically as well as socially.
I had the golden opportunity to take a Spanish class at EastSide University. And while I did learn a great deal of Spanish and more of the history of the language and culture, I was also gifted with brand new books for not just myself but also for my kids as well. My children names and ages are: JaZion Moore (14,) Niven Moore (12), and Kymani Moore (10). With that box of books, I made a rule that they had to read an entire book to earn money and other rewards. I can happily say that they not only read the one book I requested but read several other books from the box on their own and began requesting more books to read. We now have a small library that we continue to add to. (Continued: tab More - "Our Alumni, Success Stories")
On behalf of the Students, Instructors, Administration & Staff,
please accept our sincere appreciation for the very generous donation!
Texas Capital Bank
Women's Guild, Wheeler Avenue BC
Zeta Phi Beta
Frost, Southeast, Check Donation
Right to Left:
David LePori, Frost Regional President; James A. Davis, Chairman of the Board, South East Houston Community Development Corporation; the Honorable Council Member Carolyn Evans-Schabazz; M. Bracy Johnson III, SEHCDC, Executive Director, ESU; Michael R. Williams, Frost Market President; The Reverend Murray G. Martin, Pastor, Holman Street BC
The Women's Guild, Wheeler Avenue BC Check Donation
Left to Right:
Octavia Jennings, The Women's Guild Community Projects Chair, Wheeler Avenue BC; M. Bracy Johnson III, SEHCDC Executive Director, ESU; Carolyn Jones-Darville, The Women's Guild, Wheeler Avenue BC; James Davis, Chairman of the Board, South East Houston Community Development Corporation
Leboria Moore,High School Equivalency (GED) Instructor, ESU
ESU Staff and Frost's check presentation
Left to Right:
Jimmie Green, Volunteer, Registrar/ Secretary, ESU; M. Bracy Johnson III, SEHCDC Executive Director, ESU; Frost Representative; Leboria Moore, former High School Equivalency (GED) Instructor, ESU; David LePori, Regional President, Frost; Jim Williams, Volunteer GED Math & General Math Instructor, ESU; Dee Ibarra Garrett, Exec. Admin. Asst, ESL; Spanish, and U.S. Citizenship Instructor; ESU; Zelda Johnson, Volunteer, Adult Literacy Education Instructor
EastSide University - (few of the staff)
Left to Right:
Zelda Johnson, Volunteer, Adult Literacy Education Instructor;
M. Bracy Johnson, SEHCDC Executive Director, ESU; and, Leboria Moore, former High School Equivalency (GED) Instructor
The Honorable Council Member Carolyn Evans- Shabazz, addressing the group; Standing: Michael R. Williams, Frost Market President; Seated Front Row: David LePori, Frost Regional President; Seated 2nd Row: Ogadi A.K. Fields, Community Outreach, Frost
Online Instructor led learning options are available!
Call 713-747-9255 to inquire about limited onsite or remote learning classes
Providing educational assistance and job skills development through information,
computer technology, and existing community resources.
A gathering place for knowledge for all people of all ages.
EastSide University is a nationally recognized leader in mobile learning and digital
literacy innovation. We bring the power of learning and earning to your home, workplace,
agency, or organization in this New Age of Mobile Learning.
ESU is accredited with the Southern Association of Colleges Commission on Accreditation & School Improvement
(SACS CASI) a non-governmental, voluntary organization that accredits more than 13,000 public & non public institutions from early childhood through university.
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December 15, 2022 - January 16, 2023
2023 Spring Semester starts Tuesday, January 17, 2023
“Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.”
- Nelson Mandela
- Adult Literacy & Digital Innovative skills are developed for competitive- ness required in today's evolving digitally driven workplace and schools.
- ESU encourages all students to develop communication and digital skills, especially for workforce readiness requirements, and to support their children's education in technology rich classrooms.
- Adult Literacy, Computer & Digital Innovative Skills are taught to prepare students for thriving wage opportunities developing in Houston and around the nation.