MultiCultural Center now serving Webster community

The MultiCultural Center celebrated its grand opening Feb. 8 with a ceremony and banquet. The facility at 951 Tristar Drive, Webster, is dedicated to inspiring community members to work together while celebrating shared humanity and addressing common challenges.

The MCC focuses on “health, education, helping the needy, and guiding the next generation from every faith, every color and every ethnic background,” MCC President Mohamed Shalaby said in a news release. The center aims to enhance interaction among southeast Houston's diverse cultural and religious groups through social, educational, recreational and service-based activities. Programming includes a food pantry run in association with the Houston Food Bank, a medical clinic for uninsured and underinsured community members, political awareness workshops, art classes and youth programming. 832-481-4004.

By Colleen Ferguson

Reporter, Bay Area

A native central New Yorker, Colleen worked as an editorial intern with the Cy-Fair and Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood editions of Community Impact Newspaper before joining the Bay Area team in 2020. She covers public education, higher education, business and development news in southeast Houston. Colleen graduated in 2019 from Syracuse University and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she worked for the university's independent student newspaper The Daily Orange. Her degrees are in journalism and Spanish language and culture. When not chasing a story, Colleen can be found petting cats and dogs, listening to podcasts, swimming or watching true crime documentaries.