The HUB Mission
The HUB Houston is a relationship-centered educational program serving teenagers and young adults with neurological differences. We bring belonging to life in a community where members are Heard, Understood and Believed in.
The HUB Vision
The HUB Houston envisions a world of belonging for all.
This winter the Discovery Green Conservancy, in partnership with KPRC, is shining a light on unsung heroes in our community and the tradition of neighbor helping neighbor in Houston. Houstonians nominated individuals who contribute to life in our community, but don’t receive the recognition they deserve.
A committee composed of respected community leaders reviewed and selected five nominees to have their stories told in the park, on the Discovery Green website and shared through social channels. We're proud to announce that one of the five is Colleen Russo!
Colleen Russo or “Coach” as she is known by those she works with, is the co-founder of The HUB Houston, a non-residential educational organization started in 2015 that offers high school and post-graduate programs specifically designed to serve neurodiverse teenagers and young adults. Driven to increase awareness and acceptance of the neuro diverse population at every societal level, Russo is deeply involved in the Houston community from the workplace to broader social activities.
You can read more about the winter art installation at www.discoverygreen.com/monuments.
It is on view December 12 through January 18 from 6-10 pm.
Our Team, Our Members, Our Story
Testimonials About The HUB Houston
The Journey of Belonging
Members are invited to “do the work” of belonging–of reaching full contribution in community– through a distinctive personal and relational curriculum called the Journey of Belonging, which coexists with and is embedded throughout programs in academic and professional competence.
Donna and I wanted to send you a note to thank you for all the time and effort you’ve invested in Daniel. He is doing really well right now. He left his full-time job at FedEx because the hours were unreliable and it’s not air-conditioned in the summer. He was able on his own and without help from his brother to get a full-time job at Amazon paying $15 an hour with benefits.
It is interesting to me to see that he can do all the things that people said he was unable to do. He is working a full-time shift 10 hours a day four days a week, on his feet all day, in a space that’s pretty noisy, and is able to do everything that everyone else is doing in his work group without special help.
In no small part it’s all the special attention you were able to give Daniel through the years, and the training he got at Monarch and The Hub that has enabled him to successfully launch himself into the Neurotypical world.
I know you’re always looking for successes in all the kids that you mentor, and I thought you’d like to know that Daniel is one of them.
Thanks again for all your help
-Donna & Michael"
“As always, the HUB team has been a lifesaver to our family during this very difficult time. We would not have made it without your creative and selfless dedication to maintaining contact with each and every one of the kids! Thank you all so much!”
“I am so glad and grateful that you and the staff continued the education and persevered though this pandemic for our kids. This change had a big impact on all of us, especially for the kiddos. I know Daniel struggled with online classes, but there were numerous times he looked forward to signing on and engaging with his classmates and teachers. These times really show how resilient and brave our kiddos are. A BIG THANK YOU and SENDING LOTS OF LOVE.”
“Thanks so much for another amazing year. Though all of life's twists and turns, it is a huge blessing to have you and The HUB be part of our lives. As we go forward, it is a source of confidence and comfort that your love, care, and mentorship have helped us grow the Bram we know. He's an amazing dude, and I feel lucky to have you as part of our adventure. On we go!”
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