East End Unidos brings together residents, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and religious organizations working together to make Houston’s historic East End a stronger community.
Started in 2014 by leaders from the East End District, BakerRipley, SER Jobs, El Centro de Corazón, civic clubs, and other neighborhood leaders, the East End Collaborative was envisioned as a space to convene neighborhood leaders. That year we hosted our first Día De Los Muertos Block Party.
In 2018 we embarked on a new future for the Collaborative. With support from Duke Leadership Education, we recommitted ourselves to the work of connecting the neighborhood to work for the common good. In our meetings, we have found energy around the need for affordable housing options in the East End and in regards to quality food access and education for area residents. We are currently convening conversations around the neighborhood to discuss Community Land Trusts, food access, and immigration. The East End Collaborative also supports Growing Roots East End Network (GREEN), a collaborative of most of the area school and community gardens that shares resources and promotes gardening and healthy food options at all stages of life.
In 2019 we are changed our name from East End Collaborative to East End Unidos to recognize our shift from a organization created to connect non-profits towards a neighbor driven community organization that utilizes the power of the people to affect meaningful change in the East End neighborhood of Houston, Texas.