March Charities

Positive Coaching Alliance

Founded in 1998 at Stanford University, Positive Coaching Alliance is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to developing “Better Athletes and Better People.” We carry out this mission through a variety of research-based programs and resources designed to develop positive skills and character attributes among young student-athletes and their parents, coaches, sports leaders, and officials. PCA-Houston’s programs aim to make youth sports a positive, character-building experience. The more young boys and girls that enjoy their athletic experience, the more likely they are to stay involved. And the longer they stay involved, the more opportunities there are for them to learn valuable skills, character attributes, and life lessons, including communication, leadership skills, focus, persistence, and respect for self and others.

houston.positivecoach.org

Rick Anthony Athletic Foundation

Rick Anthony Athletic Foundation advocates body education and sports awareness for youth students with learning differences. RAAF provides our youth members with the tools to maintain and sustain a healthy, active, and educational lifestyle through an assortment of programs: Dream Big Center, Pretty in Sweat, and In Sweat Magazine. RAAF's mission is to make tutoring, counseling, and athletics more accessible for our youth members, making their goals easily obtainable. While also providing their families with a secure and safe support group, as we are all striving for one another to Live Bigger.

www.RickAFoundation.org

Magpies & Peacocks

Magpies & Peacocks: Magpies & Peacocks, Inc. is a nonprofit 501c3 design house based in Houston, Texas. Our mission is to create an environment for positive change by nurturing arts education, keeping fashion out of landfill, and giving back to the Houston community. Our model rests on four pillars: Collaborate, Create, Educate and Invest. We build creative connections between local leaders, businesses, donors, artists, designers, educators and Houston-area nonprofits. Magpies & Peacocks Inc. is dedicated to the collection and sustainable redesign of upscale fashion accessories and interiors. Working with local students, up-and-coming designers and artists in the Houston area, we create unique curated up-cycled collections from formerly fabulous donated items. The money raised from the sale of our collections supports the organization's programs and community grassroots causes.

www.MagpiesandPeacocks.org

University of Houston College of Business Foundation

Our mission is to organize, expand, and promote the knowledge and practice of Entrepreneurship. The Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship selects the finest students from the Bauer College of Business and teaches them discipline, leadership, advanced financial modeling, and ethical decision making capabilities. Mastery of these skills are required in the complex modern environment of global entrepreneurship.

www.bauer.uh.edu/wce