East End Chamber of Commerce Foundation


Our Mission:

The East End Chamber of Commerce Foundation is committed to serving the education and community needs of Houston's East End by partnering with businesses, chamber members and the East End community to offer resources, monetary support and guidance to local students.

Current Foundation initiatives include:

2016 East End Scholars Program

Download the 2016 East End Scholars Application

The East End Scholars Program is committed to supporting the educational needs of area students and has awarded over $230,000 in scholarships the last 9 years. At our Annual  Education Symposium,  we present students with scholarships to bridge industry and education by building an effective workforce. After receiving their scholarships, students are placed in our mentorship program where they are partnered with industry professionals from our community.

East End - My Career Path

East End - My Career Path is a soft-skills program that was developed to provide 11th & 12th grade students with a certification based on social skill learnings and career pathways. The program is currently in the Pilot Stage at Austin High School and Sanchez High School. East End - My Career Path also welcomes business professionals from the community to speak with the students about the career paths they chose, and expose them to various careers in their industry. 


STEAM Town USA, in partnership with the The Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce, provides exposure to 3rd grade girls interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math concepts while encouraging girls to pursue STEAM careers. In 2015, our elementary schools participate in the end-of-year Community Showcase where they competed with other schools for the “Best Place to Live” award. Park Place Elementary took home the “Best Overall Award.”

 Success in education not only guarantees a future for students but the positive growth of business and community. To continue our support of education in Houston's East End we depend on valuable donations from people like you. Make a tax-deductible donation today and become a proud supporter of Houston's success.


For sponsorship or volunteer opportunities contact:

Victoria Villarreal
Education & Workforce Manager 
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