Our Impact

OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

Good Works Houston has delivered results leading to early successes:

Our Impact
Our Impact
Our Impact
  • Accelerated the growth of 16 impact ventures tackling upward mobility, wellness and environment challenges by offering programs and sourcing valuable resources
  • Held a community forum for Good Works Houston Ventures providing exposure to local business and civic leaders who are engaged in fostering solutions tackling Houston’s challenges
  • Launched the Hi Ed Impact Forum with local colleges and universities to collaborate on fostering a new era of social innovation and conscientious capitalism
  • Formed a public-private partnership with The University of Houston and awarded a Federal economic grant for an Innovation Institute —the future home of Good Works Houston
  • Hosted Impact Investment Summit, convening Houston thought leaders with internationally recognized social impact experts, such as founders of Village Capital, SoCap, MakeSense, Access Ventures, The Verb, and many more

FOSTERING SOLUTIONS 

The Good Works Houston community generously offered expertise and resources to accelerate the growth of impact ventures delivering innovative solutions tackling our city’s social challenges:

  • The Good Works Houston social enterprises of 2016 collectively are empowering Houstonians in need to become economically and socially uplifted
  • iEducate tutoring inner city children in science and math improving academic results 20%+ or more, expanded to 6 HISD schools and on the path to serving 20 additional schools in 2017
  • Next Billion focused on empowering people with disabilities became a 2017 SXSW finalist
  • Houston In Motion developed a resource hub helping our international residents for a smoother transition to adapt and thrive in our city
  • One Jump providing life-changing internship experiences to disadvantaged teens and connected students enriching leading to viable college pathways
Education & Skills
Alleviating Poverty
Economic Opportunity
Social Wellbeing