Civic Engagement


How We’re Using Data on Houston’s Growing Diversity to Drive Naturalization Strategies

The Migration Policy Institute recently published “Immigration and Integration in the Ever More Diverse Houston Area,” a robust report about immigrant communities in the nine-county Greater Houston area. Here, our civic engagement program team members Meghna Goswami and Gislaine Williams explain the report’s importance to their work and why it matters for the community at large.

The Earl Carl Institute for Legal and Social Policy Immigration Clinic at Texas Southern University Receives $1 Million

The Texas Southern University Foundation recently announced it was awarded more than $1 million to support the establishment and operations of The Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law’s Earl Carl Institute for Legal and Social Policy, Inc. (ECI) Immigration Clinic. The clinic will focus on the expansion of assistance for applying for U.S. citizenship and navigating the naturalization process.

Houston Landing Practices People-Centered Journalism

This past February came word that a new nonprofit was budding in Houston. In early June, Houston Landing formally launched under the direction of CEO Peter Bhatia. Two months in, Bhatia shared about his Pulitzer-winning career in newspapers and about his new role at the Landing.

‘Citizenship Changed My Life’

Program Officer Gislaine Williams oversees Houston Endowment’s strategies to increase immigrant civic integration in the Greater Houston area. Here, she shares insights about her work, what it means to Houston, and how it has impacted her personally.