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Frequent Questions

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  1. Is Project Canvas a 501(c)(3)?


  2. What does your organization do?

    We help high potential youth in Sunnyside and South Park impact their communities and compete for admissions to a range of colleges. We accomplish this by engaging youth in a 3-week intensive leadership development program and a semester-long service learning project guided by a field mentor.

    Upon completion of the Canvas Leadership Program and Service Learning Project, each participant will be eligible to receive personalized college counseling services. This service will help students navigate the college search and selection process and present their value to colleges that value their talent.

  3. How can I get involved?

    We’re always on the lookout for individuals like you wanting to get involved. Visit our How To Help section to find out ways to donate or volunteer.

  4. If I were to donate funds, how is my money used?

    We have a responsibility to our stakeholders and donors to use our resources, both tangible and intangible, to accomplish our mission. Funds will be used mainly to provide college counseling services and community-based workshops.

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    In the wake of recent violence and brutality against black lives that continues to sweep the nation, BLMHTX formed as a locally-based, and Houston-founded, activist organization and collective of researchers, activists, artists, religious leaders, and community organizers that aims to educate, empower, and build coalition in order to address issues that impact black lives in the city of Houston.

    Our mission is to spark critical visions of a world where black lives matter while working toward making this a concrete reality here in Houston. In all of our work, we emphasize three core tenets: creative imagination, critical dialogue, and coalition building--all in the pursuit of intersectional social justice.

    BLMHTX employs an Ella Baker model of community organizing, a model which brings people together for sustained and coordinated strategic action for social justice. As such, in addition to direct actions and political engagement with local civic leaders, we are committed to building community through programming, trainings, community meetings, and conferences that combine critical dialogue and the arts in ways that creatively highlight and confront issues of racism and social injustice. These community building efforts are central to our aim of curating spaces for disparate members of the Houston community to collaborate, come together, and think about how to contribute to the valuing of black lives through their own areas of interest and influence.

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