Acres Homes students hit hardest by COVID-19 gifted by community

Houston native, educator and entrepreneur Dr. LaKeisha Menifee, affectionately known as “Dr. KiKi,” teamed up with local black-owned businesses to bring much-needed holiday cheer to those hardest hit by the pandemic.

For the past two years, Dr. KiKi has partnered with Booker T. Washington High School, her alma mater, to select students from the STEM UP Urban Perspective after-school program to participate in a Christmas giveaway.

This year, the program selected nearly two dozen families of students who attended area schools including MC Williams Middle School and Ernest McGowen Sr. Elementary.

“This was our second year doing the event, but


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