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Est. 2012

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To date, Houston Scholars have won $70.7 million scholarship dollars from Houston partner colleges and universities.


The generosity of The Brown Family Foundation, Inc., The Houston Endowment, Inc. and The Kresge Foundation allowed Posse to expand to Houston. We were eager to bring the Posse movement to Texas and to a city with one of the country’s largest public school systems.

Posse is grateful to the teachers, counselors and community leaders of Houston, who help us identify incredible high school students. We especially thank our partner colleges and universities for their investments in the program and belief in the promise of Posse Scholars.

Posse Houston Staff

Zakiya Thomas, Director
Emma Basen-Engquist, Program Coordinator
Tanya Jones, Assistant to the Director
Stanley Kang, Program Director
Reine Lucas, Trainer
Mel Seymour, Trainer
VanKeila Simmons, Career Program Manager
Marla Turan, Senior Development Officer

Posse Houston Advisory Board

Dan Pickering, Chair
Erin Asprec
Caroline Baker Hurley
James P. Baker
Luciano Batista
Bill Benitez
Otisha Byrd
Adriana Castillo
James P. Loucks
Javier Loya
Scott McClelland
Brooks McGee
Patrick Wade
Patti Wilkie Proietti
Carol M. Wood
Steve Wyatt
Forrest E. Wylie

Houston Partner Colleges and Universities

Contact Posse Houston

1001 McKinney Street
Suite 950
Houston, TX 77002
Tel: (832) 397-5399
Fax: (832) 397-5398
 [email protected]

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