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When Roderick Brown learned he would receive a grant for his favorite charity because of his volunteer efforts for UPS, his first thought was Change Happens.

On Friday, April 22, Roderick presented Helen Stagg, Chief Executive Officer of Change Happens the honorary big check at their annual Spring Breakfast.

“With funding from the UPS Foundation, Change Happens will be able to expand resources and supports to empower young people to expand educational opportunities, to gain access to health care resources, and to prepare for future success,” said Stagg.

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When Roderick Brown learned he would be receiving a grant for his favorite charity because of his volunteer efforts for UPS his first thought was Change Happens. This Friday, April 22, Roderick will be presenting Helen Stagg, Chief Executive Officer of Change Happens the honorary big check at their Spring Breakfast event.

“With funding from the UPS Foundation, Change Happens will be able to expand resources and supports to empower young people to expand educational opportunities, to gain access to health care resources, and to prepare for future success,” said Stagg.
 
The Houston non-profit will use the funds towards two programs; Children’s Health Day and Kids’ University. Each year UPS gives one random volunteer per business unit a $10K grant based on volunteer hours in celebration of Global Volunteer Month,

“The resources that UPS brings to our community with this funding to Change Happens will help increase youth opportunities for educational excellence and access to health care,” said Councilwoman Dr. Caroline Evans-Shabazz. “I am especially pleased that the Third Ward community and my constituents will benefit through the Kids’ University and Children’s Health Day programs. I commend Roderick Brown of UPS for his tireless efforts to support our community and expand opportunities for our youth to succeed.”
UPS has committed to 30 million volunteer hours by 2030, on the way to helping to improve the well-being of 1 billion lives by 2040, backing employee volunteerism with charitable funds

                                              Guest In Attendance
-        Roderick Brown, UPS Health & Safety Manager
-        Helen Stagg, Chief Executive Officer of Change Happens
-        Council Member Carolyn Evans-Shabazz District D
 

Change Happens was featured on Houston's local radio station 90.1 FM. CEO, Helen Stagg speaks with The Peoples News about the LISC and Footlocker Foundation Grant that was recently secured by Change Happens. To learn more about this grant and its opportunities for Change Happens, click HERE. 

The Greater Houston Black Chamber honors Helen Stagg, CEO of the local nonprofit organization Change Happens, which supports at-risk youth and underserved families in the Houston area. Now in its 27th year, the award celebrates African American businesses who are seizing the moment and building back better for their community. This award highlights the great work we ALL do to help make CHANGE HAPPEN and we should be proud of not only Ms. Stagg, but of ourselves as well.  In the words of our amazing CEO, “ There is nothing of significance that I, myself, can do alone; it’s a collaborative effort.”

 

View the video below to see Ms. Stagg’s acceptance of this award. Also, to view the virtual award presentation on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Visit the Greater Houston Black Chamber Facebook stream , linked here or their YouTube channel, linked here.

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The Top 30 Women celebrate the accomplishments and giving spirit of hundreds of diverse, influential and powerful women in Houston and the surrounding areas. But what really makes these women influential is their journey to the top. They have all taken risks, embraced falls, believed in themselves, and remained courageous and resilient throughout their climb. Their fearless attitudes have allowed them to break glass ceilings and establish themselves as leaders committed to growth and professional excellence in their respective fields and in the community. The Top 30 Women honor these champions.

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A huge CONGRATULATIONS goes out to our very own CEO, Helen Stagg, for being selected as one of Houston Business Journal’s 2021 Most Admired CEOs. Here at Change Happens, we’ve always held great admiration for Ms. Stagg and we can’t think of a more deserving CEO!  

 

Ms. Stagg will be recognized with an award during the live broadcast of HBJ’s virtual Most Admired CEO Awards on August 19 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM and in their special publication of the August 20th issue of HBJ. Details on the live broadcast will be shared at a later date.

 

Please click here to see a complete list of the finalists!

BBB Award of Excellence

The BBB Awards for Excellence recognizes businesses, organizations, and employees that are positive examples to all in areas that mirror the core values of the BBB and demonstrate the highest standards of business ethics and practices.  These organizations and employees foster trust with their customers, employees, suppliers, and the community. Change Happens! is proud to announce that we are a 2020 Awards for Excellence Winner of Distinction. We are extremely grateful and would like to thank The Houston BBB for this amazing award.

To learn more about this award and Change Happens! click on the image below:

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CSH Quality Supportive Housing Certification

The Rescue in Motion Permanent Housing Program 2.0 received the CSH Quality Supportive Housing Certification “Stamp of Approval”, and stands out in the industry as having one of the highest quality supportive housing programs in the industry. What does this mean for Change Happens? 1).CSH will promote the results of the certification on their website that provides a national platform for thousands of views by people involved in supportive housing; 2). CSH will include information about Change Happens’ certification in its public reports; 3). Change Happens can acknowledge the Quality Certification designation on our website, in press releases, social media, newsletters, and any other public communications; and more importantly, the results speak to the outstanding work our housing team is doing.

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