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Original article from the Spring Branch District website.

Sonja Gee brings a passion for asset-based community building and an entrepreneurial spirit into her new leadership role at Memorial Assistance Ministries. Stepping into the role of President and CEO at this Spri...

September 9, 2019


September 9, 2019, Houston, TX  – Memorial Assistance Ministries (MAM) has been selected as a finalist in Aetna’s 2019 Voices of Health Campaign, celebrating grassroots non-profit organizations across the country that are working to address social...

September 4, 2019

ABC13's Steve Campion and HTX+ visits the resale shop that is turning donations into a way to empower those seeking jobs.

By Steve Campion

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A resale shop in Spring Branch is helping change lives.

Memorial Assistance Mini...

August 2, 2019

For four weeks in June and July, Pete Zagone, Manager of the ESL & Citizenship Program on Blalock, attended the Bilingual Education Institute in Houston, studying to receive his CELTA Certification.  CELTA stands for Certification in English Language Teaching to Speake...

June 27, 2019

The Board of Directors of Memorial Assistance Ministries (MAM) is pleased to announce that Sonja Gee has agreed to serve as its new President and CEO. 

A native Houstonian, Ms. Gee is known for her visionary leadership of faith-based organizations with a focus on transf...

June 21, 2019

We are pleased to announce Memorial Assistance Ministries has received a grant from Bank of America that will advance economic mobility for individuals and families in Houston and put them on a path toward success. Bank of America’s Economic Mobility Grants focus on ne...

June 6, 2019

We finished our spring semester with a flourish, as 20 students graduated from Advanced English, the highest level of ESL class offered at MAM Literacy Advance.

We are so proud of our most recent graduates, who dedicated many months - and in some cases years - to their...

April 19, 2019

  • Project Description: Assess and Evaluate MAM’s English as a Second Language Programs for Adult Learners

  • Organization: Memorial Assistance Ministries (MAM)

  • Address: 1625 Blalock Road Houston, TX 77080

  • Contact Person: Martha Macris, CEO

  • Telephone:...

March 1, 2019

At its regular Board of Directors meeting last night, Martha Macris, President and CEO of Memorial Assistance Ministries (MAM), announced her plans to retire at the end of the year. Ms. Macris has been with the organization since 2005 when she was hired as MAM’s first...

February 7, 2019

Tom began volunteering at MAM Literacy Advance as an ESL tutor in May 2017. Since then, he has led several regular classes and frequently leads Waiting Class. In the last semester of 2018, he had TWO ESL classes in addition to multiple sessions of Waiting Class.


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