Throughout Spindletop’s history, there have been many special projects funded to support youth and community.  Highlighted in this section are projects that have evolved in recent years or continue to make a difference in the lives of our youth.

Spindletop Youth Charity Projects

Pro-Vision School and Vision Academy

Urban Farm Spindletop Greenhouse

Pro-Vision School and Vision Academy has offered students from the Sunnyside neighborhood of southeast Houston the guidance and support they need to realize their full potential, academically, morally and spiritually. Pro-Vision is an Open Enrollment Charter School for middle and high-school aged boys and girls who are the most vulnerable to the negative forces that continue to undermine their community.

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Small Steps Nurturing Center

Spindletop Student Assessment & Therapy Room

Small Steps Nurturing Center’s mission is to provide an exemplary early childhood program to instill and foster the social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual growth of economically at-risk children and their families. Small Steps Nurturing Center operates two preschools for children, ages two through six, for students living in the First, Second, Fourth, and Fifth Wards of Houston, Texas.

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Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum

The Spindletop Tower

The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum located in Waco, Texas, is recognized by the Texas State Legislature as the official repository of the Texas Rangers. Throughout the museum are historical displays telling the well documented history of the Texas Rangers and their service in protecting the citizens of Texas, past and present. The Spindletop Tower is located in the museum’s Tobin and Anne Armstrong Texas Ranger Research Center. This space provides a “heritage gallery” and archives to share important documents and collections related to the legendary Texas Rangers.

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Spindletop Scholarship Funds

Spindletop provides college scholarships through organizations such as the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, the Texas Ranger Association Foundation and Yes Prep Public Schools. Depending on the recipient organization, one or more students are selected to benefit from the Spindletop funds.

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M.D. Anderson Family YMCA

The Spindletop Dream Field

The Spindletop Dream Field located at the M.D. Anderson Family YMCA was completed in 2014. The $80,000 donation helped refurbish an unsafe playing field into a positive youth sports experience venue for the youth and families living in Houston’s Northside community.

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Children’s Assessment Center

Enhanced Technology Digital Conversion Network & The Spindletop Expressive Arts Therapy Services Room

Recognizing the need for advanced technology for the investigation of child sexual abuse, Spindletop donated $450,000 to fund the Children’s Assessment Center’s state-of-the-art forensic interviewing digital conversion project in 2005 and 2008. In 2012 an additional $100,000 was donated for CAC’s expressive arts therapy program.

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YES Prep Public Schools

Spindletop Teaching Excellence Center

Spindletop’s largest grant to date was announced in 2014—a $1 million pledge to YES Prep Public Schools for the Spindletop Teaching Excellence Center!

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Brookwood Community

The Spindletop Greenhouse

The 2007 Spindletop Board of Trustees approved a $690,000 pledge to Brookwood Community for the structure of the new state-of-the-art 24,480 square foot “sawtooth style” Spindletop Greenhouse.

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