About Us

Project Row Houses is a community platform that enriches lives through art with an emphasis on cultural identity and its impact on the urban landscape. We engage neighbors, artists, and enterprises in collective creative action to help materialize sustainable opportunities in marginalized communities.

Project Row Houses occupies a significant footprint in Houston’s Historic Third Ward, one of the city’s oldest African-American neighborhoods. The site encompasses five city blocks and houses 39 structures that serve as home base to a variety of community enriching initiatives, art programs, and neighborhood development activities. PRH programs touch the lives of under resourced neighbors, young single mothers with the ambition of a better life for themselves and their children, small enterprises with the drive to take their businesses to the next level, and artists interested in using their talents to understand and enrich the lives of others. Although PRH’s African-American roots are planted deeply in Third Ward, the work of PRH extends far beyond the borders of a neighborhood in transition. The Project Row Houses model for art and social engagement applies not only to Houston, but also to diverse communities around the world


PRH Board

Hasty Johnson
Elwyn C. Lee, J.D., Secretary
Nina Oakes, Vice President
Theola Petteway
Bert Samples
Andrew Speckhard, Treasurer
Emily Todd
Devaron Yates, President

Bert Bertonaschi
James V Derrick Jr., Assistant Secretary
Deepak Doshi
Amber Doss
Aarti Garehgrat, Assistant Treasurer
Janet Griesenbeck
Edwin Harrison, Ex Officio


Impact & Financials

The Impact Report for Project Row Houses summarizes accomplishments and achievements of the organization. 

2017-2018 Impact Report

2016-2017 Financial Statements Audit

2016-2017 Form 990