Wisdom of Life



One of the wonderful perks of my position as CEO of Julia C. Hester House is that I get a front row seat to the exciting goings on here. And so far 2013 has been exceptional in many ways. One such exciting occurrence is this website. We are excited to share it with the community and (because this is the Internet) the world!Julia C. Hester has so much to share. There is never a dull moment around here, with our Swinging Seniors’ as daily inspiration,

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After School Students Helping to Save Our Dwindling Amphibian Neighbors to the South- The Kemp Ridley Sea Turtle—with CSTEM

More than 50 students attending the daily After School Program at the Hester House are participating in the CSTEM Challenge. The primary purpose of the challenge is to introduce students to Communications, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (CSTEM) in an accessible, kid-friendly way. Our students are having a great time learning about Sea Turtles and the deadly environmental impact that human pollution has on their natural habitats. Hester

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Banner Year for Boy Scouts and Special Privileges at NASA

During the 2011 year, Julia C. Hester House began a collaborative partnership with the Boy Scouts of America to establish a new troop dedicated to the Fifth Ward community.  Troop 1943 was officially formed with a kick-off excursion to NASA Space Center  sponsored by Sigma Pi Phi Nu Boule’ business owner Percy Creuzot, III. Mr. Creuzot, along with fellow Boule’ members, Henry Brown, Al Tervalon and Bill Easter, accompanied the group of Hester

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Hard Hat Time at Hester House – The New Julia C. Hester Recreation Building

Construction is slated to begin in July of the new Julia C. Hester House Recreation Building. When completed, the building will house a multi-purpose space that will support a myriad of activities: basketball, volleyball, boxing, line dancing, banquets, seminars, health fairs and many other activities. Another portion of the building would provide space for cardio exercising, weight-lifting.  The aquatics area will provide for recreational swimming,

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