“It took me a long time to understand how systems inflict pain and hardship in people’s lives, and to learn that being kind in an unjust system is not enough.”

- Sister Helen Prejean

It's time to move beyond research that identifies problems to research that identifies solutions—and not just solutions that address symptoms, but solutions that address root causes.

- Dr. Ruth Lopez Turley, Kinder Institute for Urban Research, Rice University.

Congratulations to our 2024 Houston Challenge winner, The Good Works Collective. This year, our winner will be receiving the following.



A cash grant of $25,000 used to drive your idea forward.


A Business Foundations Pack (policies, procedures, tech stack recommendations) provided by TrueWorks


Redemptive Lab attendance in the Fall of 2024, followed up with the Organizational Health Check provided by TrueWorks


A Visual Identity and Messaging guide (including the founder’s video story, brand narratives, and audience segmentation) provided by Solace Media and Yellowbox.


A Pitch Deck


One year of leadership coaching provided by the TrueWorks leadership team


Strategy formulation from the TrueWorks Virtual Board!

The Houston Challenge

Learn more about this year's winners, The Good Works Collective, by visiting goodworkscollective.us.