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Funeraria Del Angel

A pillar in the Greater Northside community, Funeraria del Angel® has been providing funeral and cremation services for Houston-area families for more than 55 years.

Felton's RV Service

Felton’s RV Service is a full-service center where you can take your RV commercial vehicle for repairs of all kinds, as well as inspections and consignment sales. 

Educo Research

Educo Research assists organizations, schools, communities and institutions in building a research study, collecting and analyzing data, and presenting and sharing the findings. 

Educo Research

Pamela Hernandez, Ph.D. is the principal researcher and owner of Educo Research. Originally raised in Houston, TX, she pursued higher education and work opportunities across the U.S., from Illinois, Oregon to Maryland. Dr. Hernandez has thirteen years of professional experience in U.S. public and private higher education institutions in fields such as educational research, assessment and evaluation, as well as student leadership development, multiculturalism, diversity, social justice training, and program and fiscal management. Additionally, she worked to supported the college access and college success of Houston families, developing and managing programs, curriculum and resources to ensure relevance to a diverse population. She founded Educo Research when she engaged nonprofits and community partners, and discovered an unmet need for more research, assessment and evaluation to support organizational missions and community group projects. Educo Research assists organizations, schools, communities and institutions in building a research study, collecting and analyzing data, and presenting and sharing the findings. We also assist organizations in strategically thinking about these issues, and building human capacity through leadership development trainings.   
 
Some of our services are:
- Qualitative research in the form of interviews, focus groups & action-based research
- Develop program assessment, measurement tools, survey & evaluation
- Provide strategic research planning
- Develop and conduct youth & adult leadership development curriculum
- Facilitate company, community retreats
- Train on diversity, cultural competency topics
- Do motivational speaking engagements (usually for youth audience members)
- Provide college & career counseling, and dissertation coaching
 
Organizations seek out Educo Research when
- they have a question they need to find an answer to in their organization, and the data they have found does not answer that questions
- they want to find out the needs, satisfaction level, learning capabilities of a group of people
- they have data themselves but do not know how to interpret it or organize it
- they want to redesign or develop leadership training curriculum for their organization
- they want to do a community meeting that will require a facilitator because they (the organization) too wants to participate in the conversation
- they want to submit a grant proposal and they would like to gather or conduct research to strengthen the proposal
- they have a grant proposal that says they will do X research in a community, but don't know how to do the research