YMRP Applications Are Open!

From the installation Faces of PRH by Caroline Ryan, Summer Studios 2016

From the installation Faces of PRH by Caroline Ryan, Summer Studios 2016

Apply to YMRP

To apply for an opening in YMRP, please download the application and submit a completed copy to ymrp@projectrowhouses.org.

About the Young Mothers Program

The purpose of YMRP is to empower low-income single mothers and their children in achieving independent, self-sufficient lives. Through this program, PRH provides a culturally rich environment in which residents develop healthy, holistic living practices and cultivate a sense of positive energy and self-worth that will guide them in becoming empowered, self-confident, nurturing women, mothers, daughters, companions, and employees. 

YMRP is geared towards young mothers with ambition and goals for themselves and for each member of their family, who believe they will benefit from a structured program. The goals of the program are to strengthen the self in the following key areas:

  • Academic Excellence
  • Career Development
  • Financial Management
  • Parental Responsibility
  • Emotional/Physical/Spiritual Awareness
  • Relationship Building

Program Requirements

To be eligible for YMRP, applicants must:

  • Be a single mother between the ages of 18 and 26.
  • Have physical custody of at least one (1) of their children under the age of 17.
  • Have all children enrolled and regularly attending a public/private school and daycare classes.
  • Be employed either part-time or full-time.
  • Have income documented by independent sources such as Social Security, pay stubs, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Food Stamps award letters, etc. and must be current at the time of admission.
  • Be pursuing their education either part-time or full-time in two or four-year college or university and/or accredited training program (wielding, cosmetology, CNA). 
  • Be in good academic standing with the college or university she is currently attending and maintaining a grade point average of 2.5 both for the semester and overall.
  • Honor YMRP schedule program commitments, including weekly meetings, programs and volunteer opportunities that support a year-long focus on self, family, and community growth.
  • Be willing to interview with the YMRP Committee members and program staff.
  • Provide a current, official transcript at the time of the interview. 
  • Project Row Houses cannot accept women who are pregnant or suffering from mental illness or drug/alcohol addiction into YMRP.


CityLab: Travel Like You Live Here: Houston

Full article by Shannon Sims

Ryan Dennis knows Houston. She is the public art director of Project Row Houses, an arts nonprofit that has acted as a hub for urban art and architecture projects in the city. It's based in the Third Ward, a historically African-American neighborhood that was relatively unscathed by Hurricane Harvey earlier this summer.

Although she's originally from Houston, Dennis, a curator, spent a few years in New York City earning her graduate degree and working at the Museum of African Art. She's also got some community organizing experience under her belt, and now at Project Row Houses her job is to keep her finger on the pulse of Houston's cultural scene. So who better to offer up a guided tour of the country’s fourth-largest city—especially as it continues to rebuild?

Vendor Opportunity: Round 47 Opening + Free Market Square

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Be a Vendor at
Free Market Square 

Saturday, October 14, 2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm (Setup: 1:45-2:45)
$40/Artists | $50/Food | $0/Non-profit Info.

PRH has partnered with Free Market Square to highlight entrepreneurs and performers throughout the year and host the Community Market in conjunction with the opening of Round 47. Free Market Square adds to the strength, vibrancy and self-determination of historical Third Ward with this free, family-friendly event. Local vendors, art activities for children and adults, and performances by established and up and coming performers in music and dance reignite the historical legacy of Third Ward. 

This market is focused on the sale of goods that are hand-made, customized, or fair-trade. 

The Daily Cougar: The morality of gentrification and the future of the Third Ward

Full article by Mia Valdez

Currently, with the collective efforts of community leaders at Project Row Houses, state representative Garnet Coleman, UH service groups and the OST/Almeda Corridors Redevelopment Authority, the Third Ward’s future may be an ideal one, wherein its residents’ accommodations meet the standards deserved by their legacy of freedom.

The Corridors Redevelopment Authority purchases land in the interest of revitalizing neighborhoods that are at risk of being gentrified. Rather than updating the area and leaving the previous residents out to dry, this organization makes repairs and spurs economic growth in the neighborhoods without obscuring or erasing the identity of the people who live there.

The Idea Fund Round 10: Applications Open!

Round Ten Application Open

Deadline: MONDAY NOVEMBER 6, 2017

Apply Now!

What types of projects will be funded?
The Idea Fund is committed to new, risk-taking forms that help to define new practices in contemporary art. The Idea Fund favors projects that exemplify unconventional, participatory or social practice, conceptual, innovative or entrepreneurial, or activist artistic practices that occur outside of the traditional frameworks of support. Works that are eligible for conventional sources of funding are highly unlikely to be awarded.

A panel of professionals will select between 12-14 projects submitted by individual artists, curators, performers, collectives or collaboratives that must be completed by December 31, 2018.

Who can apply?
The Idea Fund supports individual artists, curators, collectives, collaboratives or partnerships. If applying as a group, the artistic group can be long-standing or created specifically for this project; however, the lead member of the group must be living and working in the greater Houston area.

Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any questions that are not addressed below, please email info@theideafund.org or contact Rachel Cook, TIF Administrator, at 713.223.8346.