Create your own colorful beads inspired by a ceremonial hat – Looking for in-home art activities? We have you covered! The inspiration for this family-friendly art project comes from the Chief’s Ceremonial Hat in the MFAH collection of African art. Take it a step further and create your own animals, hats, or wearable art.
Or take a virtual tour through Bayou Bend! And then there are three new films to watch on demand at home!
Initially, the goal of all nonprofit communications around COVID-19 was to keep stakeholders engaged in the mission. The primary message — sent through social media, emails, and personal phone calls — was checking in:
“Are you O.K.? We’re O.K.” and “We’ll still be here when all of this is over!”
However, in the middle stage of the outbreak, when no one knows exactly how long the stay-at-home order will last — or what the ultimate impact on our nonprofit will be — how do we keep communication channels open in a way that honestly reflects what we are experiencing, but still shows empathy, inspires hope, and motivates donors to give?
Here a few helpful prompts and practical strategies to more effectively connect with clients, donors and volunteers (i.e. potential donors).
CITGO Petroleum Corporation, in partnership with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO), donated 150 Kindle tablets to the Houston and Alief Independent School Districts to help support low-income students’ e-learning needs during the COVID-19 school closures and subsequent move to remote learning platforms. “We are very pleased to support Houston-area students as they remain safe at home while continuing their academic curriculum online under this unprecedented challenge to public… Read more »
ARE YOU READY TO TAKE ACTION? The 86th Texas Legislative Session kicked off today and CHILDREN AT RISK is ready to advocate for policies that improve the lives of Texas children. From access to quality child care to school finance, mental health support, and protections for human trafficking victims, Texas has a lot of work to do. Help us make Texas the best… Read more »
Sunday Brunch with Lawndale Sunday, January 27 11 AM – 1 PM Tickets: $100 // $75 (Lawndale Members) Artworks: $300 (per work) Support Lawndale’s vibrant exhibitions and programs while feasting on Bloody Marys, mimosas, and art! At this new fundraiser, nineteen 8 x 10″ artworks created and donated by artists in the Lawndale community will be exhibited anonymously and can be purchased for $300,… Read more »
The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) announced a $1.3 million grant to the national nonprofit Shatterproof to pilot the first addiction treatment rating system. The system will be an important step toward ensuring patients with opioid use disorder receive tested forms of medical treatment. Only one in 10 Americans with opioid use disorder receives treatment shown by research to be effective. The problems… Read more »
“This initiative exemplifies a strong health equity focus,” said Dr. Octavio N. Martinez, Jr., executive director of the Hogg Foundation. “For us, equity means two things: first, inclusion of all members of the community, not as a client population but as leaders and guiding voices; and second, a widened focus that includes whole community transformation as much as individual well-being.” The Hogg Foundation invites… Read more »
Lawndale Lending Library Pop-Up Exhibition BRAVERY IS CONTAGIOUSby Sarah Fisher Yours, Mine, and Ours: Selections from the Lawndale Lending Library Collaboration with Houston Community College – Central Monday, October 29 – Friday, November 9, 2018HCC Central Campus Art Gallery (3517 Austin Street, Houston, TX 77004) Reception Thursday, November 1 6 – 8 PM Join the event on Facebook! Get a sneak preview of the… Read more »
Special Olympics Texas today unveiled details surrounding its upcoming 9th Annual Over the Edge event, which is set to take place once again at the Embassy Suites Hotel in downtown Houston on Saturday, November 17, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Raising funds to support the organization’s more than 59,000 athletes, Over the Edge will provide an adrenaline rush for a good cause… Read more »
/// The Big Show Preview Party/// Thursday, September 13 from 7 – 9 PM $100 Lawndale Members, $125 General We invite you to join this year’s participating artists in celebration of The Big Show and launch of the Lawndale Lending Library, all while supporting Lawndale! Tickets not only include early access to The Big Show 2018 (minus the crowds!), access to the open bar, chicken… Read more »
The Justin J. Watt Foundation today released the progress of the contributions made to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund started by J.J. Watt following the destruction left by Hurricane Harvey 12 months ago. The fundraiser raised $41.6 million making it the largest crowdsourced fundraiser in world history. All funds have been distributed to eight nonprofits: All Hands and Hearts, Americares, Boys & Girls Clubs,… Read more »
Announcing The Big Show 2018! The Big Show 2018 Saturday, September 15 – Sunday, November 11, 2018 Lawndale is pleased to announce the artists, programming, and events for the 2018 iteration of The Big Show, our ambitious annual exhibition of new work by artists practicing within a 100-mile radius of Lawndale. For the 2018 exhibition, juror Evelyn C. Hankins selected 53 works from 501 artist… Read more »
Through the Intercultural Harmony Initiative, the Laura Jane Musser Fund supports projects that promote mutual understanding and cooperation between groups of community members of different cultural backgrounds. Project planning grants up to $5,000 or implementation grants up to $25,000 will be considered. New programs or projects in their first three years are eligible. Applications will be accepted online through the Fund’s website from September… Read more »
Did you know that every 30 seconds someone becomes a victim of modern-day slavery? Or that there are 48.8M slaves in the world today? 22% are sex slaves. And I’m embarrassed to say that Texas is ranked #2 in the nation for the most reported human trafficking cases. The average age an American girl enters the sex trade is 13. And shockingly, 400 trafficked, underage teens work the streets of Dallas each night. And finally, there are illegal massage business working trafficked girls by schools and even in our wealthiest neighborhoods . . . think about it.
“If we truly hold family values dear, if we sincerely believe that children belong with their parents, and if freedom matters, we must end the zero-tolerance policy.” -Yael Ross Director, Center for New American Children CENTER FOR NEW AMERICAN CHILDREN This April, CHILDREN AT RISK launched its Center for New American Children and Education (CNAC). New American Children include: Documented… Read more »
When we celebrated our 30th anniversary at the “Building a Dream” luncheon last year, who knew we would have so much fun? Of course, there was the traditional meet and greet and networking, but we also taking photo at the “step and repeat” screen, and enjoyed an entertaining talk with Dr. Tererai Trent of Zimbabwe. This year, we celebrate one of our own –… Read more »
This Saturday afternoon, enjoy a day of FREE fun at Lawndale! Family Dayin collaboration with Asia Society, CAMH, and MFAHSaturday, July 21 1 – 4 PM FREE Come on out to Lawndale on Saturday, July 21 from 1 – 4 PM for a summer Family Day, featuring hands-on activities inspired by our 2018 Artist Studio Program exhibition, In Real Life, and Elaine… Read more »
Walton Family Foundation announced efforts to build and expand on two decades of school startup grants to fuel the growth of high-quality schools across the country. The strategy, detailed in Rooted in Opportunity: The Walton Family Foundation’s Approach to Starting and Growing High-Quality Schools, includes continued grants to proven organizations, like those that help create successful charter schools, with an expanded focus on innovative… Read more »
Exhibitions Opening Opening Reception: May 25, 2018 6 – 8 PM Join the event on Facebook! 2018 Artist Studio Program Exhibition featuring Regina Agu, Shannon Crider, and htx people project: In Real Life May 25 – July 29, 2018 John M. O’Quinn Gallery This annual exhibition showcases the work of Lawndale’s Artist Studio Program participants. The Artist Studio Program is a nine-month… Read more »
The Big Show is an ambitious annual exhibition of new work by artists practicing within a 100-mile radius of Lawndale. Juror Evelyn C. Hankins, PhD Senior Curator Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Evelyn C. Hankins has been a curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden since 2007. While at the Hirshhorn, she has also organized an array of projects, including Mark… Read more »