Creating positive change for children, families and communitiesFrom the streets of Houston to communities around the world, we are dedicated to having a positive impact on the lives of individuals and families. Our commitment to making a difference extends from local and international charities to philanthropic efforts in support of inner city children in Houston and extreme poverty in our city as well. We give our employees opportunities to contribute not only financially, but also by volunteering their time and talents. To encourage such contributions, we have implemented a matching program for employees in which the firm matches monetary donations and provides paid time off for volunteering. Quantum supports the following local and international organizations:
Yellowstone Academy is a non‐profit organization formed for the purpose of establishing a high quality faith‐based private school for students living in poverty. The academy provides academic and support programs to meet the unique requirements of its Pre-K through seventh grade students in the heart of the Third Ward. Quantum is Yellowstone Academy’s first corporate partner, and our employees participate in a weekly mentoring program at the school.
Tree of Life Children’s Village: Izzy’s House
Family Legacy’s Tree of Life Children’s Village provides permanent homes for orphaned children in Zambia. In 2014, Quantum provided support to build “Izzy’s House” in honor of our friend and former coworker Isabelle “Izzy” St Clair, who passed away from cancer.
Izzy’s House will provide a caring home for 12 girls with two Godly house moms serving as the “parents.” Each home has three bedrooms for the children with two sets of bunk beds each, a master bedroom for the moms, a kitchen, a family room, a dining room, and a front porch.
The Forge for Families
The Forge for Families primarily serves the men, women, and children of Houston’s under‐ resourced Third Ward community. The vast majority of the families the Forge serves live in impoverished conditions, in neighborhoods where drug dealing and crime are visible daily, but resources and facilities for wholesome activities are sparse. Its mission is to enrich the spiritual, educational, vocational, and leadership development of inner city families through mentoring and bringing transforming growth to Houston’s Third Ward community. The Forge offers hope and a future by emphasizing a foundation of personal responsibility, educational excellence, and integrity in its programs for both children and adults.
Living Water International
Living Water implements participatory, community-based water solutions in developing countries. These communities are trapped in debilitating poverty because they constantly suffer from water-related diseases and parasites, and/or because they spend long stretches of their time carrying water over long distances. Since Living Water was established, they have completed more than 9,000 water projects for communities in 26 countries.
YMCA’s Trafficked Persons Assistance Program
The Trafficked Persons Assistance Program works to identify and assist foreign and domestic victims of human trafficking. We seek to improve the quality of life for victims of human trafficking through culturally competent case management services. In addition to providing direct client services, the program raises awareness in the community through education and outreach.