The East End Collaborative 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 are embarking on a new future for the Collaborative. With support from Duke Leadership Education, we are recommitting 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. We are currently convening conversations around the neighborhood to discuss Community Land Trusts.