Board vice chair Assata-Nicole Richards is the Program
Director/Resident Mentor for Project Row Houses, a non-profit arts
organization established by African-American artists &
community activists in Houston's Third Ward. PRH is founded
on the principle that art-and the community it creates-can be the
foundation for revitalizing depressed inner-city neighborhoods.
Assata holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Pennsylvania State
University and is a graduate of the University of Houston.
After serving as a faculty member at University of Pittsburgh she
returned to Houston to create the Sankofa Research Institute for
the development of innovative approaches to study and solve social
Giving back to the community as a member of the HHA Board of
Commissioners is nothing new to the Houston native she also works
extensively as a volunteer in local communities and