CMC

The Combined Municipal Campaign allows city employees to demonstrate their strong sense of community by supporting environmental, health and social welfare issues that concern the citizens of Houston.

CMC 2023 Banner2

A.I.R. Project (EIN 473224634)
 Briefly describe your mission.

To empower youth and adults in communities of color to defeat abuse and violence through education, expressive arts, and providing positive quality of life experiences.

Who does your agency help?

We help primarily youth 4th grade and higher in BIPOC communities along with their families that have been or could be exposed to abuse and violence and mental health challenges.

Why should a City of Houston employee give to your organization?

Abuse and violence are prevalent everywhere, especially in people of color neighborhoods. The service and experience we provide to our youth and their families provide insights, tools, and guidance on how to break the silence and cycle on abuse and violence along with the heavily embedded cultural practices that surrounds these issues. We have schools that are eager to have our services and experiences on their campuses, but our organization nor most of the campuses have funding to fulfill this request, therefore we must decline until more funding is available. These types of services and experiences can be available to these communities with continual support from City of Houston employees.

What is something unique about your agency?

Our organization was founded on the principles of truth, experience, compassion, and community. What makes us unique is that we can relate to the youth and community about these issues, and it comes from a place of personal experience and research. Additionally, not only do we provide prevention education, we also provide basic need resources and support along with professional referral services for those in need of additional support. We provide a holistic approach to the youth and families we serve and meet them where they are.

Who should City employees contact if they want more information?

A.I.R. PROJECT-air@abuseisreal.com (catch all email)

Karisma Pleasant (kpleasant@abuseisreal.com) (direct)

Sam Pleasant (mrpleasant@abuseisreal.com (direct)

            707-968-7247

Being a part of the CMC

Demonstrating a strong sense of community by supporting issues that concern the citizens of Houston.





Hear what they are saying about the CMC!

Sandra J. Schultz, President/CEO

"Thank you for touching lives through your generosity. Every day, because of the caring hearts of friends like you, we see lives changed as Houstonians begin to live the life God has planned for them and return to work to support their families."

-Sandra J. Schultz, President/CEO
Roy G. Perry, Chairman & President

"We are grateful for your faith in the ability of this Foundation to carry out its mission of raising funds to support projects and programs at Prairie View A&M University. This is only possible because of thoughtful contributions from people like you."

-Roy G. Perry, Chairman & President