UOI provides out-of-school time enrichment for at-risk 
youth and vulnerable families in apartment 
communities, schools, and camps in the greater 
Houston area.

Urban Outreach Inc. (UOI) program areas are structured to supplement and enrich traditional academics. Our enrichment activities include Sports, Literacy, STEAM and Character education and reinforce character development. We follow the Character First curriculum and teach 9 of the 49 possible positive character qualities each year. Our character education focuses on inspiring kindness of the heart, developing a strong and decisive mind, and encouraging hope and zeal for life.

We believe strong character leads to success in school and in life.


Urban Outreach, Inc. (UOI) began when Houston area churches identified a need to support families and schools in the inner city of Houston. After witnessing the impact of the life-transforming ministry, UOI organized as an independent 501(c)(3) in 1996.

Urban Outreach offers 3 character based enrichment programs: Apartment Ministry Program (AMP), Character Development in Schools Program (CDSP), and Christian Summer Camping Program (CSCP).

Today, UOI operates out of school time programs in 22 apartment communities, touching over 5000 family members.

Apartment Communities

Families Touched

Six schools were served last year and we anticipate as many finally this year; serving approximately 300 students each week.

Schools Partnered With

Students Served Each Week

We’ve sent over 4000 campers to transformational Christian Summer Camp over the past 20+ years, and about 200 each year.

Campers Sent To Christian Summer Camp

Campers Each Year

Urban Outreach is committed to serving the greater Houston community. As our city evolves and becomes increasingly diverse, we see new challenges emerge. In response to the constantly changing needs, we are always looking for ways to enrich and support the educational needs of our marginalized children and families.

Please join us in educating, loving and transforming the lives of the kids who need it most.

A Look Back

Urban Outreach Timeline