Help fight for jobs in our neighborhoods! Minority communities have higher unemployment rates than the overall population, and the goal of this campaign is to change that. We need jobs that pay good wages and benefits, so that we can support our families and better our communities.

With all of the tax dollars thrown at developers for new construction in our cities in Texas, we think taxpayers should get a return on that investment.

That’s why TOP, along with churches, trade unions, and other community organizations, is pushing for community benefits agreements with developers and government agencies that will guarantee good jobs, local hiring and training opportunities in our communities.

Also, with the expansion of the Port of Houston, and as more jobs are brought into the area, residents need to have access to these new jobs, as well as job training that will allow them to succeed.

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Program Coordinator, Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute (Houston)

Program Coordinator, Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute (Houston)

About the Texas Organizing Project (TOP): Founded in 2009, TOP, has become the leading statewide organizing group in Texas, advancing racial and economic justice through community and electoral organizing. Our programs are anchored in the three largest metro regions of the state, Houston, Dallas and San Antonio. We have a base of over 100,000 members […]

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Coalition Wants Tax Abatements To Require Help For Houston Economy

A coalition of groups wants the City of Houston to require more jobs when it awards tax abatements. A new study from the Texas Organizing Project says Houston is missing an opportunity by not requiring more from companies getting tax breaks. The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development works to attract business owners into relocating or […]


Tax Breaks for What?: A Community Report on the City of Houston’s Economic Development Deals

On July 6, 2017, Houston4All partners from the Texas Organizing Project, SEIU Texas, the Sankofa Research Institute, the Texas Gulf Coast Area Labor Federation, and the Workers’ Defense Project gathered at the River Oaks District shopping center to release a report on Houston’s tax incentive programs. Also present were representatives from Rice University, IUPAT88, Texas […]