Project CLASS funding is largely collaborative funding with a significant part of costs supported by private sector donations and underwriting. Contributions for Project CLASS services and resources are tax-deductible. Contributions are payable to:

Houston Achievement Place

Paul Gilford, Executive Director
245 West 17th Street
Houston, Texas 77008
832-623-9889 phone
713-868-4823 fax

For ZELLE donations, use HAP email:

Annual Campaign & Holiday Outreach

Please help Houston Achievement Place and Project CLASS make a difference in kids lives. Our primary mission is serving children who are disadvantaged, underserved and from low-income families. Our complementary mission is serving ALL children and ALL adults for achievement and success at home, in school and in the community.

2023 Pathlighter Honoree

Jeremy Samuels

Annual Campaign & Holiday Donation

Annual Holiday Donation

Volunteer Opportunities

Houston Achievement Place would love for you to become involved with us. If you are an individual who would like to provide a “thin slice of well-leveraged time” to help children throughout Houston, consider joining our advisory board of directors. Our advisory board meets three to six times a year and advises on the direction of our organization, in addition to providing crucial networking linkages in Houston. For more information, contact Katrina Chance at

If you are a member of an organization, corporation or faith community that would like to give back, we would love to discuss ways in which to do so with Houston Achievement Place. Contact Katrina Chance at for more information.