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Houston First supports the Houston Area Urban League Equal Opportunity Gala

Houston • June 15, 2019

Houston First Corporation (HFC) was on hand to support the 51st Annual Houston Area Urban League Equal Opportunity Gala on June 15, 2019.  The “Ain’t no Stopping Us Now” gala announced that the 2020 National Urban League conference will be held in Houston.  The mistress of ceremonies, Rehema Ellis, NBC News Chief Education Correspondent honored next-gen trailblazers including Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo.   In total, more than 800 attendees raised $700,000 toward helping diverse communities secure economic self-reliance, parity and civil rights.

HFC’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is evident throughout our company and the partnerships we form to advance our values, vision and mission. As Houston First Corporation leads the effort to promote Houston as a premier destination, we draw on a talented and diverse workforce, reflective of the population we serve.  Diversity is an integral part of who we are and how we conduct business in our larger Houston community.  It contributes to our ability to foster innovation and engagement to enrich the cultural fabric throughout the Houston region.

Established in 1910, The Urban League is the nation’s oldest and largest community based movement devoted to empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream. Today, the National Urban League, headquartered in New York City, spearheads the non-partisan efforts of its local affiliates.  The mission of the Houston Area Urban League is to enable African Americans and other minorities to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights.  To learn more visit:  http://www.haul.org/