My Profile | Network In Action
  • Basic Information

  • Company
    Bel Inizio
  • Phone
    832 247 5308
  • Mobile phone
    832 247 5308
  • Email
    theresa.strong@Bel-Inizio.org
  • What is your "why"? Why do you do what you do?
    The nonprofit that I started, Bel Inizio, means “Beautiful Beginning” in Italian. Our mission is to help disadvantaged individuals build confidence through fitness and nutrition. I started Bel Inizio after the death of my husband, and the bankruptcy of my employer, provided me an opportunity to dig deep and figure out how to survive. Ultimately, I realized that exercise, eating correctly, and accomplishing daily goals gave me the confidence to move forward day after day. It became my mission to pay this knowledge forward and now in our 11th year Bel Inizio has graduated 800+ women and men who live in shelters, helping them to not only cross the finish line of their first 5K but to face each day with confidence and resilience.
  • About me
    I lead Bel Inizio, run marathons, rescue dogs, and spend time with my precious 88 year-old mom. Oh, and I like a nice glass of wine from time to time.
  • Profession
    Social Services
  • Title
    Executive Director
  • Hobbies and interest
    Run, read, repeat.
  • Website
    https://www.bel-inizio.org
  • Contact Information

  • City / Town
    Houston
  • State
    Texas
  • Zip
    77071
  • Country
    United States
  • Special offers to the group
    Aside from the knowledge that your support is truly having an immediate impact on the lives of those who have been abused and are in recovery, you will receive probable tax deductions, recognition, and discounts to our events.
  • Google Business Review URL
    https://search.google.com/local/writereview?placeid=ChIJt7_n8tbpQIYRj0IBGYV8EiI
  • Facebook Business Page URL
    https://www.facebook.com/Bel.Inizio
  • LinkedIn Profile
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/theresamariastrong/
  • Education

  • College / University
    San Houston State University (BA), Texas Women's University (MFA), University of Texas Health Science Center Post Graduate work in Instructional Design), and Rice University (Leadership in Nonprofit Excellence program - graduated with Exemplary status).
  • Graduation Year
    1982, 1986, 1990, 2009