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Grow Here!

La Porte Neighborhood Center

526 San Jacinto
La Porte, Texas 77571
Phone: 281-471-1824

Neighborhood Centers Inc. began delivering program services in the La Porte/Bayshore area in 1952. The center is now housed in the city's old library, close to neighborhoods and schools.

La Porte Neighborhood Center offers a variety of education and enrichment classes for all ages at convenient times and minimal cost.

Call or visit the center to become a member and gain full access to classes and events.

What the Center Offers You:
La Porte offers many ways to grow, year-round for the whole family, including:
Opportunities to be a Part of Your Community
  • Instant access to all Neighborhood Centers Inc. community centers
  • Member discounts on space rentals for your events
  • Opportunities to volunteer
  • Community and holiday celebrations

Education & Enrichment for the Whole Family

Build or enhance your skills at convenient times with a minimal membership fee of $100 per year per family or $30 for youth and seniors. This includes classes to develop a hobby, meet new people, or continue your education. Frequently offered classes include:

  • Computer classes - offered in English & Spanish
  • Sewing courses
  • Cake decorating & Pastry baking
  • Fitness classes
  • Jewelry classes

Specialized Programs in:

Family Health & Wellness
  • Health fairs and screenings, connection to health care providers
  • Fitness classes, Nutrition and Cooking programs
  • Year-round Health and Wellness classes on site for the whole family

Leadership & Community Engagement
  • Opportunities to help your neighbors grow and prosper
  • Connections to your neighbors, legislators, city officials and community leaders
  • Leadership classes

Economic Development
  • Tools, resources and workshops to help you plan for a stronger financial future
  • Free tax preparation services, including ITIN applications, for qualifying families
  • Small business development seminars

Immigration & Citizenship
  • Guidance through the application process
  • Connection to social and legal resources
  • Immigration workships and forums

Youth Programs

After-School Programs
The center offers care for 5-13 year olds and a youth enrichment program 14-18 year olds, Monday through Friday. Participants receive:
  • Help with daily homework
  • Tutoring, as needed
  • Opportunities to learn new skills, meet new friends and broaden horizons
  • Enrichment activities

Summer Day Camps

La Porte offers 5-13 year olds a 10-week summer day camp Monday-Friday. This program offers:
  • Supervised, fun-filled days
  • Opportunities to learn about different cultures
  • Weekly field trips
  • Fun activities such as arts and crafts, sports and fitness, cooking and nutrition classes and more
Summer programs for ages 14-18 vary by site and include summer youth employment opportunities, community service projects, enrichment activities and field trips.
Campus-based Social Services & Collaborations
  • Houston Food Bank
  • Texas Agrilife extension
  • Harris County Department of Education
  • Shell Federal Credit Union
  • The Bridge Over Troubled Waters
  • Inter Church Council
  • Community Health Choice
  • Wells Fargo