Right to Read provides no-cost reading support to kindergarten through third-grade students in Houston’s under-resourced communities. Through our commitment to closing the literacy gap, we hope to promote observable reading growth, confidence, and success. Learn more >
CODEXCEL, in partnership with the local church, educators, STEM and construction professionals, and diversity champions, trains minority, underserved, and truant teens from low-income areas for Future Skill STEM and Construction Occupations through innovative, unconventional programming and industry partnerships. Learn more >
Brandon Walker, Darnell Cleary, Macy Land
The Summer Institute is a not-for-profit educational enrichment program servicing low-income students in Houston that seeks to encourage, equip and empower under-resourced middle school students to become diligent scholars and faithful leaders in their communities. Learn more >
Kloe Evans, Leneal Thomas, Michael Carpenter
KUTS for Christ, serves the unhoused and impoverished community in the Houston area by providing free haircuts, hygiene packages, bibles, and the love of Christ through prayer. Our goal is to give people the opportunity for dignity, a glimpse of how God sees them, and connect them to community organizations that can help them take the next step out of poverty. Learn more >
Zoe’s Toolbox provides free early developmental therapy toolboxes to families in the Down Syndrome community to empower parents with resources to assist them in encouraging their child’s developmental growth outside of professional therapy. Learn more >
Creating free, Christ-centered childcare for economically at-risk infants and toddlers through the use of a Single Parent Cooperative. Parents volunteer one day a week to receive 44 hours of FREE child-care weekly to facilitate work or furtherance of their education. Watch update video or learn more >
Small Places utilizes urban agriculture to develop a culture of health in our communities by renewing the bond between people, places, and food. We believe that farming can become the focal point from which we alter how the various aspects of our communities interact to establish health at the center of our Human Ecosystem. Watch update video or learn more.
The mission of Belong Bakery is to certify, train and create dignified, meaningful, paid employment for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Employment will provide them the opportunity to develop, foster and nurture essential social developmental and genuine relationships which, although necessary, are grossly lacking for the IDD population. Watch update video or learn more.
No matter how accessible music is today, there seems to be a music monopoly and a scarcity of transformative music. GoBU wants to disrupt this by providing a whole generation with quality Christian Hip Hop and R&B, but we’re more than just music; we’re a movement that aims to entertain, educate and evangelize a culture longing for purpose. Watch update video.
Joun & Silva Samara
In the heart of the city, the Evangelical Church of Aleppo, Syria will establish
a mico-enterprise in the form of a bakery to feed the recovering citizens of Aleppo
and rebuild the capacity of the city lost to war and violence. Learn more >
Creating jobs for formerly incarcerated adults.
Allison Meier Madrigal