Houston Press TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2016 AT 5 A.M BY MARGARET DOWNING It’s the smallest comprehensive high school in its district in one of the most poverty-ridden areas of Houston. Its scores and attendance levels haven’t met state standards for seven years and the state has sent in one of its
Nonprofit ProUnitas works to bridge gap between students and services. By Ericka Mellon December 4, 2016 Updated: December 5, 2016 9:13am In his first year teaching at Kashmere High School, Adeeb Barqawi asked a student why she was sleeping in class. Her mom, she said, was murdered the day before. She came
Copyright 2016: Houston Chronicle | October 27, 2016 For Chris Cusack, the future tastes like success If Houston’s food scene has a future – and who would be foolish enough to say it doesn’t? – Chris Cusack should be able to see it. Cusack is CEO and co-founder with Joey
Fixing Kashmere High will take “village” help. Copyright 2016: Houston Chronicle | September 12, 2016 Year after year, students and parents vote with their feet by transferring out of Kashmere High School, leaving it the district’s smallest comprehensive high school serving only about 585 students last year. There’s no single
No matter their dedication, school personnel cannot fix intergenerational poverty. Copyright 2016: Houston Chronicle | August 19, 2016 When Texas institutes its new A-through-F accountability system next year, the odds are overwhelming that Kashmere High School in northeast Houston will receive an “F.” Indeed, students’ performance on state standardized tests has
On Wednesday, Feb. 17, Kashmere High School celebrated the opening of HISD’s second ProUnitas, Inc., center with the unveiling of the Kashmere Success Center. The center, which was created, supported and financed by 40 different non-profit, for-profit, community, and municipal groups, is dedicated to empowering the Kashmere community by providing
Many educators would say that their work goes beyond teaching subjects like reading and math. They see students struggle with things from depression to homelessness. One former teacher is trying to fill in the gap with a new multiservice center at Kashmere High School in Northeast Houston. On Wednesday, the
Big Idea: Schools can’t fight poverty alone. Idea person: Adeeb Barqawi, 25. Idea: Create an ecosystem of support for inner city children Where it came from: After Barqawi was born in Washington, D.C., his father, who had studied at Louisiana State University, moved to Kuwait to work in the construction
Families living in Houston’s most affluent ZIP code earn on average 10 times more than those in the ZIP codes with the lowest incomes. Income inequality is neither new nor confined to Houston. Politicians, journalists and professors throughout the world are engaged in a debate over its causes and cures.
Houston’s Learning Curve It’s one of the most diverse, one of the poorest and one of the best public school systems in the country. But there’s still a lot of work to do. Read Full Article with Photos at Politico.com “HISD has a lot of good intentions,” says Adeeb Barqawi.
We are pleased to announce that Adeeb Barqawi’s Abstract, 329302, entitled “Community Health Collaboration- Outreach and Resources for Gulf Coastal Arms in Northeast Houston” has been selected and confirmed for Poster presentation during the 143rd American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition (October 31 – November 4, 2015) in
There is no shortage of challenges in the streets surrounding Kashmere High School in north Houston. Black and Hispanic children have more trouble reading than whites in other parts of the city. Teenagers are far more likely to be arrested, and adults more likely to be out of work. Still,
Richmond, Virginia (May 7, 2015) – Adeeb Barqawi, a teacher at Kashmere High School and founder of the nonprofit ProUnitas, was honored May 2 by his alma mater, Virginia Commonwealth University, as one of the university’s top 10 graduates of the last decade. VCU Alumni’s inaugural 10 Under 10 awards
Presentation by Adeeb Barqawi at the Houston Public Library The Houston Public Library presents its continuing series of The Changing Face of Houston – Civic Engagement Series with a discussion by Adeeb Barqawi, Founder and CEO of Pro Unitas, Inc. Barqawi will share his vision and passion for addressing the
Councilman Jerry Davis, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee, HDHHS Director Stephen Williams, local businessman Lee Zieben, and non-profit, ProUnitas all come together for the benefit of Kashmere Gardens What: HOUSTON, T.X., November 22nd, 2014 – City of Houston council leaders, directors, businesses and non-profits are all coming together for a common cause; Community.
BY SHELBY HODGE 11.3.14 | 10 am There are testimonials at fundraising events and then there are testimonials. Some pull at the heartstrings. Others inspire generous giving. The Teach for America dinner was a powerful combination of both. When all was said and done the evening raised a record $1.5
Senior Darius Lewis almost failed physics. Here’s how he changed his path. By: Laura Isensee, May 29th, 2014 06:30 AM Kashmere High School is ranked as one of the worst high schools in Greater Houston. But this year, the 12th grade physics class outscored every other school in the district.
Second-year HISD teacher Adeeb Barqawi’s physics students at Kashmere High School received a mayoral proclamation today from Mayor Annise Parker and Council Member Jerry Davis naming Tuesday, April 15, 2014 “Kashmere High School Junior and Senior Day” in Houston. The proclamation is in recognition of Barqawi’s students receiving the highest
MAY 8, 2014 — A Georgetown alumnus and physics teacher at Kashmere High School in Houston has been honored by the mayor and City Council for his students’ success on a district-wide assessment last fall. Adeeb Barqawi (G’12), who obtained his master’s in physiology and biophysics with a concentration in complementary and alternative
by HISD Communications Challenging students to devise their own methods of solving problems is one of the hallmarks of good teaching. And that’s precisely what Adeeb Barqawi does in his physics classes at Kashmere High School. Barqawi asks students to break down each new problem he introduces into more manageable