Youth Development

Build up a Head Full of STEAM– Science, Technology, Education, Arts, and Math after school program offers after school tutoring in STEAM fields in addition to homework help during the school year. This free program offers a balanced mix of academic support, sports, recreational activities, and cultural experiences for elementary school youth. We measure children’s performance and track  improvements at school during their time in the program.

Coming soon- The centerpiece of Build up a Head Full of STEAM will be a community garden

Crisis Prevention

We provide assistance, referral and information for people in our service area who may be in need of services and don’t know how to access help. We advocate for families or individuals, helping them find community resources to help them become more self-reliant.

Housing Programs

Our Dream Program keeps the Dream of home ownership alive and well through our home buyer education and DREAM down payment assistance program. UNI is also certified as a HUD Housing Counseling Agency and is working every day to help people stay in their homes during these rough economic times.

Since 2001, United Neighbors has been a HUD-approved Housing Counseling Agency. The Foreclosure Assistance program  assists homeowners who are facing possible foreclosure by providing information and guidance as to the options that are available.

Neighborhood Organizing

By organizing, with support and consultation from United Neighbors, residents come together to reduce crime, beautify their area, and reconnect with each other in a spirit of community.

Summer Parks Program

United Neighbors provides supervised, structured recreational and educational activities for six to eight weeks each summer.  Held at three park sites, Herington, Cork Hill,  Emeis Park, more than 400 area youth, ages 5-12 years old participate four days a week (Monday through Thursday). There is no fee to participate.


United Neighbors will cover up reported graffiti at no cost. The city-funded project covers graffiti on private and public properties, bridges and bike paths.

Juneteenth Festival

Juneteenth Festival is held on the third Saturday of every June to commemorate June 19, 1865 when Union soldiers marched into Galveston, TX and freed the remaining slaves still in bondage 2 months after the end of the Civil War.  The festival is a celebration of music, dance and lively storytelling.