Connect Community Impact Zone
Over the past few decades, cheap rents have attracted many first-generation immigrants to settle in Sharpstown/Gulfton. As a result, this has become the most densely populated and culturally diverse community in Houston. It is also one of the most economically challenged.
Connect Community focuses its efforts and measures its impact within a delineated geographic area called the Impact Zone, which encompasses an approximately two-mile radius around the Connect campus at 6700 Bellaire Boulevard. Within this Impact Zone, approximately 65% of the residents are from Latin America and 20% are refugees from around the world.
Connect Community Initiatives
In the Connect Community effort, the collaborating partner organizations include public school systems, social service providers, adult ESL and workforce development programs, career centers, refugee resettlement agencies, employers, and government agencies, as well as the social support networks of residents themselves. This broad-based effort shapes community initiatives.