March 4, 2022 | Guadalupe Gonzalez

On February 26th 2022 , AIT brought the Community Leadership Program (CLP) to Houston, Texas at the Houston Food Bank. 

The CLP is an in-person, free, non-partisan half-day event where AIT, local partner organizations, and community leaders provide civic engagement training and tools to help underrepresented women develop civic leadership skills

Featured panelists included Former Representative Sarah Davis (Texas House of Representatives), Councilwoman Tiffany D. Thomas (Houston City Council), Veronica Chapa Gorczynski (President of the East End District), and Bianca Davis (New Friends New Life) who moderated the panel.

The panelists shared their personal journey and experience leading for women and the challenges and opportunities of becoming elected officials to make a difference in their communities, as well as actionable steps to take to get involved.

Our breakout sessions included local grassroots organizations that mobilize underrepresented communities for civic engagement with a gender approach. The Mexican Consulate in Houston (Diana Vazquez, Consul),Young Invincibles, MOVE Texas (Alan de Leon, Advocacy Manager) and Shining Stars Leadership Academy (Lanita Hayes, CEO)  shared strategies on how to engage with homeless population, immigrant women, and youth.

Alliance Texas, APAICS, OCA Houston, Young Invincibles, and the Mexican Consulate shared their services and provided information and resources through tabling.

Special Thanks to Our Community Partners:

  • Alliance Texas
  • Houston Food Bank
  • MOVE Texas
  • New Friends New Life
  • OCA Houston
  • Shining Stars Leadership Academy
  • The Mexican Consulate in Houston
  • Young Invincibles