Downtown Rotary Club of Houston


Fresh Start / PEP Committee

Fresh Start / PEP Committee

The Fresh Start Program’s purpose is to stimulate positive life transformation for inmates and volunteers by uniting them around shared passions for entrepreneurship, education and mentoring.

The Committee’s goal is to engage Rotary Club of Houston volunteers in helping inmates served by the Prison Entrepreneurship Program to develop solid business plans for businesses they will start after release, as well as the life skills they will need for success.
• In-prison volunteer opportunities about 1/2 day per month.
• Business plan advising can also be done via email.
• Post-release volunteer opportunities arise at least once per week, and include teaching and mentoring.
• PEP’s program has been internationally recognized for delivering best-in-class results, including 100% employment and only 7% recidivism of its graduates.

Prison Entrepreneurship Program

Virtual Tour of RI Headquarters

Virtual tour of Rotary International Headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, USA. Fall 2020.

Go Organics for Peace

Spencer Leung, 2013 peace fellow and founder of Go Organics, Ltd., talks about the organization’s mission to build peace by addressing income inequities through economic development.

Women Uplifting Women

Seven Women Centre is a nonprofit that offers fair-trade products and services. Stephanie Woollard, a member of the Rotary Club of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and a former Rotary Peace Fellow, started the organization in 2006 to empower marginalized women in Nepal.

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The Downtown Rotary Club of Houston, Inc.
9333 Memorial Drive,
Suite 301
Houston, Texas 77024-5737


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The Downtown Rotary Club of Houston is a community of highly engaged leaders, committed to ever-increasing involvement and service to Rotary International and our own region. Club members share friendship and fellowship through service above self and provide extensive resources to fund community transformational programs and major long-term projects.