You can help us develop several critical community initiatives.
Houston Institute for Culture seeks effective, energetic volunteers and leaders to achieve its vision of a better future for everyone through promotion of cross-cultural experience and exchange of ideas, and significant way-of-life changes.
Why is this the mission of Houston Institute for Culture? At the source of most everything positive and negative in our lives are cultural influences - history, family, religion, education, health, technology, media, arts, environment, business and marketing practices, economics, and more - that impact our quality of life and the living conditions of people around the world.
While people eagerly look to politicians to make positive changes, there is much greater potential for change in the world through the actions and lifeways of all people. Houston Institute for Culture works to increase the potential for communities to determine their own quality of life and lessen detrimental impacts on others in the world. Houston Institute for Culture works to improve public responsiveness and implement proactive practices in marginalized communities.
Our community initiatives collaborate extensively with our other areas of work, particularly Media Arts and Youth Programs.
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Chinese factory workers, ages 14 and 16, who are documented in the film China Blue, demonstrate techniques used to keep their eyes open as workdays can last 16 to 20 hours. In three screenings, Houston Institute for Culture has shown the film for more than 1,000 people, mostly college students who had never considered the working conditions of people who make trendy clothing.