Making New Connections
Connect Community is a community-based initiative in the densely populated Sharpstown/Gulfton neighborhood of Houston whose mission is to work in partnership with families to build thriving lives and a flourishing community by creating pathways for residents to develop their mind, body and spirit. This area is home to many first generation families who are among the working poor and most lack knowledge about and access to resources and local support systems.
The founding partners of Connect Community are KIPP Houston Public Schools, Legacy Community Health, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church and the YMCA of Greater Houston. Houston Center for Literacy is a strong collaborating partner.