Our part in something grander

Our community inspires us and gives us hope for the future. To show our commitment to the people of Houston we have developed a host of programs that deliver to their needs. Through vital partnerships in public health; social services; parks and recreation; and local, county, and state government, we work hand-in-hand to create a more vibrant, inclusive community for generations to come.
our partners

houston methodist

Houston Methodist comprises a leading academic medical center in the Texas Medical Center and six community hospitals serving the Greater Houston area. Each hospital is staffed by committed personnel who exemplify I CARE values: integrity, compassion, accountability, respect, and excellence. Patient safety, quality, and service are Houston Methodist’s highest priorities, and partnering with HGO enables the team to meet this commitment with enriching arts, musical therapy, and more.

Emancipation Park Conservancy

Emancipation Park Conservancy is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable corporation established in 2014 to restore, manage, and enhance Emancipation Park in Houston’s historic Third Ward. The conservancy’s purpose is to create an open space of environmental and community excellence while continuing to preserve the integrity and historical roots of the park. Its goal is to transform Emancipation Park into one of the nation’s premier landmark parks and international destinations through capital initiatives, operational improvements, strategic partnerships, programming, and events including performances and community happenings in partnership with HGO.

Arts Connect Houston

Arts Connect Houston unites the Greater Houston community to ensure access to high-quality arts education in creative writing, dance, music, theater, and the visual arts for every student, beginning with the Houston ISD. HGO is honored to be a part of this initiative by providing HISD educators with resources, performances, and opportunities to engage with the arts at the Wortham Theater Center.

harris county public libraries

The Harris County Public Libraries system provides all the essential resources and services of a traditional public library, as well as innovative, engaging resources that ignite learning across disciplines. HGO is proud to partner with the Harris County Public Libraries system to provide year-round performances, educational programming, and summer initiatives at branches across the Greater Houston area.

Wheeler avenue Baptist Church

HGO is proud to partner with Houston’s historic Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church. Founded by Rev. William A. Lawson in 1962, the church now has more than 12,000 members and is a vital entity in Houston’s Third Ward Community. Its mission is to be a worshiping, witnessing, and welcoming congregation committed to a spirit of excellence in the praise of the Almighty God through Jesus Christ; the Christian education of children, youth, and adults for the maturation in the faith; and worldwide ministry for the promotion of peace and justice in every aspect of life. As part of an ongoing collaboration, the church was one of HGO’s partners for the February 2023 concert Giving Voice.

Coalition for the Homeless

The Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County acts as a catalyst, uniting partners and maximizing resources to move people experiencing homelessness into permanent housing with supportive services. Following the 2023 world premiere of Another City—a company-commissioned opera sharing stories of Houstonians experiencing homelessness—HGO made a commitment to support the Coalition and its partner organizations on an ongoing basis with community recitals and workshops.

harris county juvenile probation dept.

The Harris County Juvenile Probation Department is committed to the protection of the public utilizing intervention strategies that are community-based, family-oriented, and least restrictive while emphasizing responsibility and accountability of both parent and child. Throughout each year HGO teaching artists visit Houston-area sites, leading Cultivating Empathy classes for young people.

Houston Coalition Against Hate

Houston Coalition Against Hate (HCAH) is a network of community-based organizations, institutions, and leaders who come together to reduce hate and encourage belonging. HGO is proud to be a founding member organization, working with its partners in HCAH to serve the Houston community through education, research, relationship building, and prevention initiatives, while celebrating the diversity that makes Houston strong.

Current Initiatives

Discovery Green Park
Carols on the Green
Dec. 14
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Giving Voice 2025