THE CENTER FOR PURSUIT THANKS HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SELL WORLD-FAMOUS GINGERSNAPS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 2020 HOUSTON, March 11, 2020 – With the news that the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has decided to close early due to concerns...
Houston nonprofit breaks ground on new East End headquarters
Jan 15, 2020 – By Jeff Jeffrey – Senior reporter, Houston Business Journal Houston’s largest nonprofit serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities has broken ground on its new $71.4 million headquarters in the city’s East End. The Center for...
Nonprofit Center for Pursuit leaves Buffalo Bayou for East End
As developers vie for land south of Buffalo Bayou Park — an area dubbed one of the “coolest” in the nation by commercial real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield — at least one nonprofit is moving out. The Center for Pursuit, which serves adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, sold its campus at Shepherd […]
With Plans for a New Location Underway, The Center Finds a Temporary Home on Kirby Drive
[Above: The Center leadership with representatives from WA Development sign the contract for a new temporary space on Kirby Drive. Left to Right: Liz Ehrhart (WA Development), David Pomerantz (CFO, The Center), David R. David (WA Development), Charles Canton (CEO, The Center), Marilu Garza (CDO, The Center), Sabrena Akenten (CHRO, The Center), Kevin Kern (COO, The […]
The Center One Year After Harvey
Twelve months after Hurricane Harvey left our community devastated, we have taken the time to reflect on all that has occurred since that catastrophic week. Many emotions resurface as we think back on those early days after the waters receded, but what we feel most strongly is gratitude. We thank each of you […]
The Center’s Spin Class Blossoms through New Bloom Cycle Partnership
The Center’s regular Pursuit Spin class will be getting an added boost through an exciting new partnership with Bloom Cycle. This Houston-based cycling program was created to provide an opportunity for people with I/DD to have fun with peers, promote health, build self-esteem, and to be part of a fitness community. The partnership will allow […]
Day Programs Cancelled Tues. 1/16 and Wed. 1/17
UPDATE: Due to the continued deterioration of the weather conditions along with Metro suspending all services, we have decided to close all day programs for tomorrow Wednesday, 1/17/18. Please check back here for any additional updates. Due to worsening weather conditions, all day programs at both of The Center’s campuses will be closed today, January 16, 2018. […]
The Center Welcomes New CEO Charles Canton
January 2018, Houston, TX— The Center announces that the Board of Governors has appointed Charles C. Canton as Chief Executive Officer effective January 8, 2018. Canton was previously Vice President of Operations for Goodwill Industries of Houston from 2002 through 2017 overseeing 65 stores and 48 donation locations. During his tenure, he was responsible for […]
THE CENTER IN THE NEWS: Gingersnaps Etc. on Houston Public Media
Houston Public Media’s Ernie Manouse visited to learn more about our volunteer-powered Gingersnaps Etc. program. Watch the video below and check out the full article on houstonpublicmedia.org.
Hurricane Harvey: The Center Recovers
As many of you are already aware, The Center was severely impacted by flooding after Hurricane Harvey. Our Willow River Farms campus sustained damage to the recently repaired chapel and a client home, but it was our West Dallas campus, just off the banks of Buffalo Bayou, that felt the storm’s full force. Five of […]