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Empowering East Harris County

BARRETT STATION– A dedicated young man decided four years ago, that he could make a difference in the lives of the youth and families in this community.

Thinking that an organization that would focus the help of many volunteers was the right vehicle, he formed the East Harris County Empowerment Council, and proceeded to undertake a number of worthwhile community service projects.

Trey Narcisse spoke recently at the Highlands Rotary club’s luncheon meeting, about his vision for this work.

“Be Empowered. Own the Vision.”

He said that after seeing a good friend of his killed in 2008, he looked for a better direction for his own life. He studied many paths, including the tenets of Paul Harris, founder of the Rotary Clubs.

Narcisse’s goal is to help people live better, with the help of volunteers and collaboration with those who can assist.

With a board of directors from Crosby, Barrett, and Sheldon, and funding from individuals, businesses, and corporations, he has proceeded to accomplish a number of community service projects. These include holiday toy drives, Thanksgiving dinners for families, Back-to-School drives and health fairs, Meet the Candidate Night, Business Mixers, a Community Picnic for Veterans, Seniors, and Families, a Run to Remember on 9/11, a $4000 grant for a 2012 MLK Day of Service Project, and much more in the last 4 years.

More than just accomplish service projects, Narcisse wants to build future leaders in the community and develop collaborations with other organizations.

He expects that from his work, others will join to prepare youth and families with knowledge, skills and real-life experiences. He wants to build up the civic minded and skilled leadership in the community. Another goal is to increase the marketability of members of the community for jobs in the economy now and in the future.

In 2010 Narcisse received the Crosby-Huffman Chamber of Commerce President’s Award for his efforts.