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Workshop Houston

Our mission is to provide youth with creative, technical and educational resources. Our vision is to lay the groundwork for a just society by creating a community that provides youth with support, expanded opportunities and alternative definitions of success.

Over the past twelve years, Workshop Houston has grown from its modest beginnings as a community bike shop to an innovative and vibrant youth development agency in the heart of the Third Ward of Houston, Texas. Using the power of the arts – specifically music production (Beat Shop), fashion design (Style Shop), discovery-based learning (Scholar Shop), and most recently, dance and performing arts (Dance Shop) – Workshop Houston’s programs deeply impact the lives of young people from some of Houston’s most underserved communities. These programs give youth the opportunity to build skills and self-confidence, develop a meaningful creative practice, and excel in school and beyond. The shops are open to students in middle and high school every afternoon during the school year and for eight weeks in the summer. Our professional teaching mentors are experts in their fields, and the programs are completely free to participants.

We are actively expanding to serve more students, and will be opening a dramatically improved facility for our programs in 2018. We invite you be a part of the vital creative resources we offer to youth in Houston, and hope you will choose to join the caring community that makes Workahop Houston possible. Thank you in advance for all of your love and continued support! 

Run Houston! University of Houston 10K, 5K, 1K
 4800 Calhoun Road Houston, TX 77004
September 25, 2016

Located in the heart of Houston's Third Ward area, each day we provide transportation to and from our facility in order to reach as many students as possible, all at no cost to the community. Each day, our students engage in creative, technical and eduational programs that challenge the mind, stretch the imagination and foster a love of knowledge and commitment to community.

Since joining Workshop Houston, I've been blessed to watch students transform right before my eyes. With the resources and support of the organization, students are able to devote time spent outside of the classroom, with critical tools needed to reach their full potential. As a graduate of the University of Houston, it's my pleasure to return to the campus in benefit of such a fantastic cause. Join me Sunday, September 25th as we hit the pavement for a great group of kids!

It is through funding that we are able to deliver our services free of charge! THANK YOU for your continued support and generous contribution!

Let's do this!

Cecilia M. Smith                                                                                                                                                                                                Development Director,                                                                                                                                                                                       Workshop Houston                                                                                                                                                              


Office: (713) 807-7911                                                                                                                                                                                             "Creativity. Technology. Education."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  


Donations2Date: $96

Donor Donation Amount Donation Date Comment
Joan Nwami $21.00 9/23/2016 Not much but I hope it helps
Monica Jones $25.00 9/21/2016 Great program and staff! Good luck this weekend.
Anonymous Donor $50.00 9/21/2016 Workshop Houston is a great cause!
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