Newspring

Houston, TX   |  www.newspringcenter.org

Mission

Delivering visual arts and mentoring programs that inspire students and their families to achieve a better life.

Ruling year info

2006

Executive Director

Earl W. Lambert

Main address

8945 Long Point, Suite 100

Houston, TX 77055 USA

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Formerly known as

Centro De Esperanza

EIN

20-5319679

NTEE code info

Economic Development (S30)

Secondary/High School (B25)

Visual Arts Organizations (A40)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Youth Development/Visual Arts

Newspring Visual Arts began in 2007 and aims at elementary, middle and high school art students. Volunteers include professional artists: painters, sculptors, photographers, graphic designers, architects, etc. These artists have provided career mentoring to over 1,500 art students in Spring Branch middle and high schools.
The Newspring annual art auction has sold over $60,000 of student art to date. All proceeds go to the student artists, encouraging them to stay in school and providing savings for college.
The Newspring art studio on Long Point opened in July 2010. The studio offers after-school and summer programs for students who otherwise have no place to develop their artistic skills. The art Studio offers art integrated curriculum that reinforces the basic concepts of other academic subjects like science, geography, and history through creative art projects. Newspring Art Studio sells student art year round with 100% of the proceeds going to the young artists.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
People of Latin American descent

The Annual Business Plan Competition was a 5-month program that enabled HCC students to develop a business plan with the guidance of experienced Newspring business advisors. By 2013, the competition served 150 teams and awarded $150,000 in seed capital prizes to the finalists. Responding to the needs of local businesses, Newspring Business Plan evolved into Newspring Edge, a 12-month business mentorship program to nurture Spring Branch businesses and encouraging growth to create jobs and stable incomes. Under the direction of Edge mentors, Edge assists with business planning, market strategies, operational improvement, etc. We also provide potential customer connections to sponsored businesses, opening business opportunities beyond their current reach. Additionally, Newspring has been in discussion with financial agencies to provide loans to qualified small businesses that Newspring mentors.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Ethnic and racial groups

In 2012 we celebrated the first Annual Newspring-Linda Buchman Scholarship awarding $5,000, establishing a college scholarship fund for deserving Spring Branch ISD students who have participated successfully in Newspring's Visual Arts program;have been accepted to a university or college; will major in an arts related program. Because most of these students are classified as "at risk," their dreams of further developing artistic abilities at the college level rarely become a reality - the financial requirements are simply too overwhelming. Without financial support, these talented students return home to seek minimum wage jobs, continuing the
cycle of economic instability in their families. The Newspring scholarship provides a chance to break
that cycle. The 1st scholarship was awarded in 2012 and continued in 2013.

In 2013 we also added a $5,000 1st Baptist Spring Branch scholarship. With the addition of the Andreas Bautista and Newspring Scholarships, we awarded four $5,000 scholarships. And in 2020, when it was needed so much, we awarded 5 scholarships of $5,000 each to 3 previously awarded students to help them finish their degrees and 2 to 2020 high school seniors.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
People of Latin American descent

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Awards

Affiliations & memberships

Association of Fundraising Professionals 2012

Financials

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Newspring

Board of directors
as of 5/18/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Sharon Webb

Retired CTO, Ernst & Young

Term: 2020 - 2023


Board co-chair

Mr. Joe Warren

Allpoints Services Corp.

Gerald Bennett

retired

Mary Fuller

community volunteer

Frank Monachelli

BBVA Compass

Juan Islas

e-Vision 1 Productions

Barbara Retzloff

Pines Presbyterian Church

Luiza Grandchamp

The Kinkaid School

Sharon Webb

community volunteer

Terry Sabom

Terry Sabom, Attorney at Law

Earl Lambert

Encore Partner LLP

Heather Bain

Bain CPA Business Strategies LLC

Monica Hill

JP Morgan Chase

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No