Houston in Action is an initiative made up of people and organizations who have come together to advance our community forward through our respective and collective work to build a stronger Houston through a culture of civic engagement.
Through facilitated coordination with the Steering Committee and three task forces, groups come together for collaborative projects, to think innovatively, and create new approaches to removing barrier to, and improving access to, civic engagement opportunities for Houstonians.
Houston in Action is working to increase the civic participation of Houston youth through the work of GenHTX, advance policy that supports a culture of civic engagement, reduce barriers to political engagement for the community at-large, especially those affecting marginalized communities, and provide resources that empower organizations to be more effective in these areas.
The Task Forces meet monthly to guide the creation and implementation of specific strategies, as well as serve as knowledge hubs for expertise and measurement. The Task Forces include cross-sector experts, and community members from each focus population.
Each Task Force has developed individual goals and strategies to drive towards the accomplishments of Houston in Action Mission and Vision. While each Task Force has a distinct scope of work, their efforts are mutually reinforcing.