YMRP Applications Are Open!

Download the application here. The deadline for submissions is August 31! Submit completed applications to ymrp@projectrowhouses.org. 

About the Young Mothers Program

The purpose of YMRP is to assist 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 (welding, 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.

Save the Date! Celebration at Emancipation

Celebration at Emancipation

Annual Membership Event 

Friday, September 29, 2017

Emancipation Park Cultural Center
3018 Emancipation Ave
Houston, TX 77004

11 AM
Doors open

12 PM
Lunch program

1 PM
Dessert, Dominos, and Tours of the PRH site (optional)

All are welcome!

This event is open to members and non-members
with membership included in certain sponsorship levels.

To purchase tickets or sponsor a table, visit projectrowhouses.org/celebrationor contact us via email at events@projectrowhouses.org or by phone at

Glasstire: Project Row Houses Announces Summer Studios Residents

Houston’s Project Row Houses (PRH) recently announced the recipients of its 2017 Summer Studiosresidency. The program, which is structured around a six-week-long residency, brings in college and university students and teaches them about the concepts and experiences of PRH. (While this is a great program unto itself, it is also a way to skirt using PRH’s unairconditioned houses as public exhibition spaces during the hot summer months). In this spirit, many of the projects that come out of the Summer Studios program have a community-centered focus. Artists selected for this year’s Summer Studios include:

Colby Deal, University of Houston
Barbara Gamiz, University of St. Thomas
Maureen Lax, University of Houston
LeAirre Morris, Texas Southern University
Luis Parra, Houston Community College
Faith Schwartz, Texas Southern University
Heather Wright, Rice University

Notice: Art Houses on Holman Closed to Public for Summer Studios Residency Period

During the Summer Studios residency period, the Art Houses on Holman Street are not open to the public. We welcome you to visit during our regular hours to walk the PRH site, enjoy our architectural preservation projects, visit our business incubations, or take a tour. Please join us for the opening of Summer Studios installations on Saturday, August 12, after the Art Houses will resume normal hours.

Join us on Thursday, August 10 to hear the artists discuss their installations and on Saturday, August 12 as we open the installations to the public!