Our educational programming is designed to support our mission to promote understanding and awareness of issues in the LGBT community and to provide resources for members of the LGBT community. Currently, we support two education related campaigns, detailed below.
The Arts Council of the Brazos Vally, in partnership with Pride Community Center, hosted an exhibition for artist entries for works on the topic of bullying and reaching out to the art programs at local schools to submit entries. The first exhibit opened on April 3rd, 2014 and will be a recurring event. The second exhibit was held in October 2015.
The purpose of this exhibition is to raise awareness and encourage more conversation about what can be done to prevent bullying and protect youth being targeted. Certain groups are at higher risk of being bullied, based on ethnicity, religion, physical appearance, disabilities, gender identity, or sexual orientation. The focus of this exhibition is awareness and education about youth being bullied. The exhibition encourages artists interested in creating work to focus on any form of bullying.
Entries should reflect each artist’s interpretation of how bullying makes them and others feel, can address the consequences of bullying or provide inspiration and the motivation to overcome bullying. Artists can utilize their personal experiences with bullying or draw inspiration from stories from the media about bullying.
The mission of Pride Community Center’s (PCC) HIV/AIDS Awareness and Outreach Team is to encourage people to get educated and to learn more about HIV/AIDS and its impact in their community, and work together to encourage testing and HIV counseling in the communities as well as help decrease the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS.
The goals of PCC’s HIV/AIDS Awareness and Outreach Team are to:
Raise funds to support the HIV/AIDS services of the Pride Community Center and the HIV Awareness Collaborative Group of the Brazos Valley.
Increase awareness and knowledge about the services and programs offered by the benefiting organizations.
Increase awareness and knowledge about HIV/AIDS among participants and the general public.
Increase HIV/AIDS activism and volunteerism among the Brazos Valley, inspiring them to become ambassadors in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Provide a positive, life-affirming experience for people affected and infected by HIV.
Encourage an environment of dignity and improved quality of life for those affected by HIV and AIDS.
Pride Community Center is committed to the following guiding principles and core values:
Respect: We treat all individuals impacted by HIV, AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases and viral hepatitis with dignity, respect and compassion.
Partnership: We value community input and collaboration with federal, state, local and community partners.
Leadership: We embrace, empower and drive change in the fight against HIV and sexually transmitted diseases.
Stewardship: We strive to be creative and resourceful in planning, developing and delivering high quality services to impacted communities.