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Our Story

The Michelle Project creates inclusive educational programs, inspired by holidays and observations. Our vision is to assure students in the Greater Houston area and beyond have access to educational opportunities, regardless of their socio-economic status, language, physical or mental abilities, and/or learning differences. 
Formerly known as The Axis Youth Network, the organization was founded on August 13, 2016. It launched with a college and career seminar at the Montgomery County Central Branch Library. Over the years, The Michelle Project has hosted several events in the Greater Houston area. For example, HBCU Fest, Girl Power Party, Spark 5, All About, and college tours.

Understanding the power in partnerships, The Michelle Project prides itself on working with community organizations to fulfil its mission. We have had the pleasure of partnering with the Census Bureau, Run Your Queendom Inc., Choose To Do Inc., Ashley Jadine Foundation, The Douglas L. Williams Alumni Chapter of Grambling University National Alumni Association, Roberson Middle School, and many more. We look forward to working with these, and others, as we continue to do good in our communities. 

Our Name

Michelle Ford
The Michelle Project is named in honor of our founder's aunt. Michelle Ford was born on December 17, 1969 in Far Rockaway, NY. After High School, she attended St. Francis College, then York College. There she graduated Summa Cum Laude, with a Bachelor degree in Education. She later attended York College, earning a Master's in Elementary Education. Michelle dedicated her career to teaching. She was an advocate for reading and helping every child reach their full potential. She died on June 25, 1999. Her legacy is full of love, fond memories, and pride. This organization strives to continue her work of education and advocacy for all children. 

Our Goals

To create relevant educational programs, accessible to all children. 

Expose families to books, professionals, and materials that support underrepresented communities.

Connect families to 

community resources 

and organizations.

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