• Founded 1995 with "Bridging the Digital Divide" focus.
  • Continued digital and remote class options when COVID 2020 shut-down hit many Houston and surrounding areas' educational institutions and public schools.
  • Computer Technology and Digital Skills incorporated in classes with opportunities to earn digital credentials through North Star Digital Literacy.
  • As educators, we pride ourselves in using digital and technology based teaching strategies, offer 

    comprehensive input in a low affective  filter, non-judgmental, and stress-free environment! 


                                                  

                                       Spotlight: Que and Thao Nguyen

Alumnae Que (pictured above) and Thao (pictured below) Nguyen, formerly from Vietnam, completed their English as a Second Language classes (ESL) within three semesters!  In Vietnam, Que was an architect and Thao, a professor in literature.  When they first registered for ESL, neither could speak or write in English.  Within the year, they were interacting in class asking and answering questions.  


When Que was hired at a English/Vietnamese printing company, determined to continue class, Thao rode the railway train to school, showed ESU's address on her phone until she was confident to say it in English!  Shortly after, Thao studied for her driver's license and passed both the written and driving exams.  Both Que and Thao were non-stoppable and pursued their studies for the United States Citizenship oral and written exam  (120 questions, some having two modules, ten randomly asked).  

ESU is proud to introduce Que and Thao Nguyen, United States Citizens!

Expungement Event
M. Bracy Johnson III, SEHDC & ESU Executive Director 
Future ESU Students Registration!





                                                                





                                                       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: (right to left:) 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")

 Stellar Champion

 


On behalf of the Students, Instructors, Administration & Staff,  

please accept our sincere appreciation for the very generous donation! 


 Sustaining Champions 

 Allegiance Bank 

 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 

Background:

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 



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