WHO WE ARE
We are the ‘community quarterback’ working closely with residents to bring about lasting change in Gulfton & Sharpstown. We use a holistic model, created by Purpose Built Communities, that focuses on creating a high quality cradle-through-career pipeline, mixed income housing and community wellness opportunities.
WHAT WE DO
We like to say we ‘herd cats, bust silos and connect dots.’ What that really means is we:
- Engage the community and accelerate its pathway to productivity
- Leverage resources across and between partners
- Serve as a single point of accountability for funders
- Drive all initiatives to ensure they are aligned and sustainable
- Track and improve key community indicators
OUR THEORY OF CHANGE:
We believe if we are to solve for poverty, building great schools is not enough, we must build great communities with families at the center. Our theory of change is that when residents and public and private organizations collaborate and align their efforts, they are able to mobilize a broader network of resources to meet both student and family needs and strengthen the overall community.
LEARN ABOUT US
OUR IMPACT ZONE
speak a language other than English
2% of households receive public assistance
the population density of any other neighborhood
unemployment rate in Houston; but also one of the lowest median income
within a one-mile radius
of residents lack a high school diploma
KIPP TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS:
We believe that all students will learn and achieve at high levels when given the opportunity.
THE YMCA OF GREATER HOUSTON:
We are a community-centered organization focused on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
ST. LUKE’S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH – GETHSEMANE CAMPUS:
Located in the heart of Gulfton, Gethsemane exists to be an epicenter of hope where faith is turned inside out in love for the community.
LEGACY COMMUNITY HEALTH – SOUTHWEST CLINIC:
Legacy Community Health is a full-service, Federally Qualified Health Center, identifying unmet needs and gaps in health related services and developing client-centered programs to address those needs.