Bringing A Purpose-Built Community to Houston
In 2013, these four organizations landed upon Purpose-Built Communities as the model they wanted to emulate in Houston. Together, they created what is now known as Connect Community, a non-profit focused on bringing organizations and local residents together to collaborate and align their efforts so that they are able to mobilize a broader network of assets to meet needs and strengthen the overall community.
All four anchor organizations along with other community partners work together to align missions and improve the overall health and wellbeing of Gulfton/Sharpstown. Connect Community acts as a coordinator among the partners to ‘bust silos, connect dots and herd cats’ ensuring that all partners have their North Star pointed towards the same outcomes.
Group Exercise Classes and Teen Programs are offered at the Connect YMCA.