Gulf Coast Community Services Association, Inc.
A Community Action Agency
Who We Are
The Gulf Coast Community Services Association, Inc. (GCCSA, Inc.) is a non-profit organization that serves the most vulnerable populations of Harris County. We strengthen the educational, social and economic well-being of Houstonians as they transition from varying stages of poverty to financial confidence. Founded in 1965, GCCSA, Inc. provides diverse programs designed to eliminate the inhibitive conditions of the under-resourced populations of Harris County.
Through programs such as Head Start/Early Head Start, Rent and Electricity Assistance, Food Pantry, Adult Literacy and Education, and Vocational Training and Education Scholarships, GCCSA is able to assist families in earning a living wage, individuals in the advancement of their education, and communities in gaining economic security.
To earn the confidence of the citizens of Houston and Harris County so that GCCSA becomes the exemplary model for social services in the community.
As Harris County’s Community Action Agency, Gulf Coast Community Services Association, Inc. (GCCSA, Inc.) engages partners and forges strategic alliances to educate, equip and empower individuals and families in their pursuit of economic independence.
Why We Exist
GCCSA’s diverse programs are designed to eliminate the inhibitive conditions of the underserved populations of Harris County by assisting:
- families in earning a living wage
- individuals in the advancement of their education
- communities in gaining economic security
TEXAS FACT SHEET: Community Action Agencies
GCCSA provides programs and services that benefit the Houston-Metropolitan area, giving opportunities to grow financially, economically and socially. Our services to the community include:
Head Start & Early Head Start (Free, High Quality Early Childhood Education)
Rent and Electricity Assistance, if experiencing financial hardship(s)
Curbside Food Pantry
Adult Literacy and Education
Vocational Training and Education Scholarships
Case Management and Employment Support Services
Since 1965, GCCSA creates solutions that improve people’s lives, homes and communities.
Reports to the Community
GCCSA, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, that serves the residents of Greater Houston every day. With us, you can count on transparency, efficiency and good stewardship. To request a hard copy of GCCSA reports or for any other information requests, contact our Compliance & Accountability Director, Al Maldonado at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board of Directors
FY 2021 Board Officers
Jay Griffin, Chair
Chrystal Hicks Greggs, Vice Chair
Olaniyi Oyedele,CPA, Treasurer
Dr. Vanese Delahoussaye, Secretary
FY 2021 Board Members
Isalia Cavillo, Private Sector, HS/EHS Policy Council Chair
Pam Guthrie, Public Sector, Mayor of Pasadena Jeff Wagner
Elizabeth Humphrey, JD, Under-Served Sector C
Matala Idi, Public Sector, Commissioner Rodney Ellis
Carolyn Scantlebury, Private Sector, NAACP
Rev. Lee Skinner, Under-Served Sector A
William-Paul Thomas, Public Sector, Mayor of Houston Sylvester Turner
FY 2021 Board Advisory Members
Charles Wilson, JD, Legal Expert
Daniel Ramirez, JD, Legal Counsel
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