Community Engagement

Community Outreach 

El Centro de Corazón hosts their annual Be Healthy Family Expo/Back to School and their East End Holiday events every year. These events are a chance to give back to Houston’s East End. We are grateful for our volunteers and sponsors that make each even possible!

Being an active member of the Houston’s East End community is a big part of what we do at El Centro de Corazón. We work on specific projects that help make a healthier community and also attend various community events, health fairs, and school events throughout the year. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor/volunteer or would like El Centro to attend your next upcoming event, please contact Obed Canjura at or 832-494-1772 for more information.

Community Outreach Calendar

2019 Event Dates:

Saturday, August 10, 2019 – Be Healthy Family Expo/ Back to School Event 

Saturday, December 14, 2019 – East End Holiday Event 

Growing Roots East End Network (G.R.E.E.N.)

The Growing Roots East End Network aim is to bring together local schools and organizations for the purpose of helping sustain, promote, and connect gardens across the school feeder patterns. As a result, we hope to see an increase in access to healthy foods, improved nutrition education, greater social cohesion, and economic opportunities for low-income families. To learn more, click here. 

Commit to be Fit

El Centro has implemented the Commit to be Fit program, which educates participating youth and their parents on the benefits of healthier eating and being more active and promotes exercise and fitness in order to reduce health disparities, such as childhood obesity and diabetes. Physical Activity classes are available and open to the public at De Zavala Community Center and Yolanda Navarro Black Middle School.

For more information:

DeZavala Community Center, please contact Mr. Hector Garza at (713) 923-5163

De Zavala Community Center Physical Activity Classes Flyer

Yolanda Navarro Black Middle School, please contact Ms.Tika Collins at (615) 306-7353

Yolanda Navarro Black Middle School Physical Activity Classes Flyer


2018 Be Healthy Family Expo







2018 East End Holiday Event

Growing Roots East End Network (G.R.E.E.N.)







Commit to be Fit

Community Outreach Sponsors