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Engage Houston: Results

By Margaret A. Keough

man stands before group of people giving a presentation

Engage Houston participant reports success

In May 2018, M-AAA celebrated the conclusion of Engage Houston’s Phase II. We were lucky to speak recently with Eureka Gilkey, executive director of Project Row Houses (PRH). PRH began participating in Engage in 2015, at a time where Gilkey observed many Houston arts and culture organizations undergo leadership changes and reach out for professional development opportunities.

“Engage provided a model and the tools that we needed to take ourselves to the next level,” said Eureka Gilkey, executive director of Project Row Houses, which began participating in 2015. “As a result of our participation, Project Row Houses has reached so many milestones—creating and distributing the organization’s first annual report, revamped governance documents and procedures, a daily working mission statement for our community-centered work—because of the cost-effective resources of Engage. Through our work with Engage, funders in Houston saw that Project Row Houses was a mature organization with the operational systems to match its culturally creative brainpower.”