Community Centers and Cultural Organizations
The University of Houston offers a variety of cultural centers and student organizations access to the campus community. Feel free to view their websites, subscribe to their newsletters, or follow them on social media to learn more about upcoming events and opportunities to get involved.
- Project Row Houses
Project Row Houses (PRH) is a community-based arts and culture non-profit organization in Houston’s northern Third Ward, one of the city’s oldest African American neighborhoods. Founded in 1993 as a result of the vision of local African-American artists wanting a positive creative presence in their own community, PRH shifts the view of art from traditional studio practice to a more conceptual base of transforming the social environment.
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- Rothko Chapel (non-denominational)
The Rothko Chapel is a spiritual space, a forum for world leaders, a place for solitude, and gathering. It’s an epicenter for civil rights activists, a quiet disruption, a stillness that moves. It’s a destination for the 90,000 people of all faiths who visit each year from all parts of the world.
- Interfaith Ministries
Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (IM) brings people of diverse faith traditions together for dialogue, collaboration, and service, as a demonstration of our shared beliefs.
- ACLU of Texas
The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas is the leading civil rights organization in the Lone Star State. Since our formation in 1938, we have worked in the courts, the legislature, and through public education to protect civil rights and individual liberty.
- Human Rights Campaign
The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBT people are ensured of their basic equal rights and can be open, honest, and safe at home, at work, and in the community.
- The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond
The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond focuses on understanding what racism is, where it comes from, how it functions, why it persists, and how it can be undone. Our workshops utilize a systemic approach that emphasizes learning from history, developing leadership, maintaining accountability to communities, creating networks, undoing internalized racial oppression, and understanding the role of organizational gatekeeping as a mechanism for perpetuating racism.
- Legacy Community Health Services - A health center that provides low- or no-cost health and educational services including testing, counseling, and treatment for STDs, HIV, and AIDS.
- Adult Primary Care
- OB/GYN & Maternity
- Dental Care
- Behavioral Health
- Vaccinations & Immunizations
- Family Medicine
- HIV/STD Screening & Treatment
- The Montrose Center - A team of state-licensed clinicians, masters-level therapists, skilled educators, support staff, and dedicated volunteers work together to create healthier futures.
- Substance Abuse/Recovery Program
- Support Groups
- Emergency Shelter
- Anti-Violence/Survivor Services
- Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast - PPGC aims to provide clients with the best healthcare services at an affordable price in a caring atmosphere.
- Annual Wellness Visits
- Birth Control
- Breast Cancer Screening
- HPV Testing & Vaccine
- Morning-After-Pill (Emergency Contraception)
- Pregnancy Options
- Pregnancy Testing
- STI Testing
- Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy
- And more
- Avenue 360 - Provides compassionate health care and social services to residents, regardless of economic status with HIV or AIDS
- Medical care
- Behavioral Health
- LHI - provides funding and support for direct access to healthcare for its clients. This program delivers health insurance education and enrollment assistance, and access to a diverse array of no-cost health screenings targeting high-risk health issues.
- AssistHers - Provides a network of support to lesbian women struggling with debilitating or life-threatening illnesses in order for them to live as normally as possible.
- Lambda Center Houston – A Twelve-Step Recovery Clubhouse designed to bring hope, healing, and love through the fellowship found in Alcoholics Anonymous/Twelve-Step Recovery.
- Thomas Street - There are several ways to volunteer with Thomas Street including Eligibility & Accessibility Volunteer, Snack Bar Volunteer, Patient Mentor, and Research & Education Volunteer. Contact Ian Todd for more information.
- Montrose Center – The Montrose Center has many opportunities for individuals and organizations to volunteer including a clerical assistant, youth facilitator, switchboard volunteer, and more! Volunteer application required.
- Montrose Grace Place – Montrose Grace Place has several levels of volunteering opportunities including direct volunteers, activity volunteers, kitchen crew, and clothing closet volunteers. You can also sponsor a meal if you are unable to give your time.