Neighborhood CentersNeighborhood Centers Inc. (NCI) was founded in 1907 by Alice Graham Baker. A prominent member of Houston society, Mrs. Baker was moved to action when a homeless child was found sleeping on the steps of the local school. She, along with twelve other concerned Houston women created the Rusk Settlement Association to "extend educational, industrial, social and friendly aid to all those within our reach".
Neighborhood Centers Inc. has been a cornerstone of service to Houston's poorest neighborhoods for the last 94 years, never varying from the original mission set down by Mrs. Baker and her fellow founding Board Members. These women believed it that the community should make certain that all "have a fair chance at proper living conditions and moral surroundings." We have built our organizational vision and values upon this foundation, and as a "Vision and Values Driven Organization", strive everyday to meet the high standards set by these pioneering women.
Today NCI's "reach" includes over 50 locations in the greater Houston area. NCI's programs have evolved during the past nine decades to meet the diverse human service needs of the communities we serve. NCI administers a wide array programs which provide services to over 250,000 children, youth, families and elderly each year who reside Harris County and the twelve surrounding counties. We do this with the greatest of attention to efficiency and effectiveness. Our philosophy of social service delivery is to combine the best of business practices with the best of social service goals.
For more information, or to contact Neighborhood Centers, see their website at: www.neighborhood-centers.org
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