|On any given night in the City of Houston approximately 10,000 women, children, and men find themselves Homeless. Approximately 870,000 families in the city go Hungry as a result of economic down times, underemployment, and unemployment. Houston has become a city with one of the fastest growth rates of HIV. Houston definitely has a problem!The Bread of Life, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, provides solutions to these problems through sustaining, equipping, and transforming the forgotten – with compassion.|
|The Art Project, Houston (TAPH) is the mental health and self-empowerment project of the Bread of Life, Inc. TAPH facilitates the mental healing and transition of men and women who are homeless in Houston, Texas through various therapeutic art experiences.The Art Project, Houston’s ultimate goal is to provide homeless artist an opportunity to make their own trade by creating, displaying and selling their art as a collective body through art exhibits in collaboration with those who are actively engaged in ameliorating suffering and bringing an end to this condition including local agencies, groups, organizations and individuals who share the concern of the homeless dilemma.|
|The African American Library at the Gregory School is located in Houston’s historic Fourth Ward (Freedman’s Town), housed in the Edgar M. Gregory School, which served as the first public school for African Americans in Houston. The first library of its kind in Houston and one of the few African American libraries in the country, the Gregory School serves as a resource to preserve, promote, and celebrate the rich history and culture of African Americans in Houston, the surrounding region, and the African Diaspora.This historic building was reconditioned to serve as a repository for use by historians, researchers, and general public. The African American Library at the Gregory School is the newest of three special collections operated by the Houston Public library. The library provides incomparable collections of multi-type resources including reference books, rare books, archival materials, exhibits, artifacts, oral histories, and innovative programs. With community participation, this facility is expected to become one-of-a-kind research and cultural center, providing valuable information to the Houston community and the entire world.|
The Dream Defenders develop the next generation of radical leaders to realize and exercise our independent collective power; building alternative systems and organizing to disrupt the structures that oppress our communities.
The MLLES (Mademoiselles) Alumnae, Inc. (The Alumnae) is a 501 (c)(3) organization that provides mentorship, programming, advising, service support, and scholarships to more than 250 young women of color on 12 high school campuses in Houston, TX. The largest of these programs is the Annual Mademoiselle Conference with workshops covering health, higher education, social and life skills.
The Mademoiselle Service & Social Club (The Club) was founded in 1960 on the campus of Booker T. Washington High School and the High School for the Engineering Professions in Houston, Texas. This organization was founded on the principles of promoting finer young womanhood and uplifting the community.