June 9, 2018: Powers Law Group, P.C. congratulates our founding Houston immigration attorney, Ruby L. Powers, for completing the prestigious Leadership Houston program. Over the course of 10 months and among 56 classmates, individuals with diverse backgrounds representing a variety of professions learned more about how the city functions to find a way they could best incorporate in their talents to make it a better place. This was more evident and timely starting class immediately after Hurricane Harvey in August 2017.
During the course of the program, the individuals participated in a city-wide scavenger hunt, a leadership-themed book club, and created and executed a
community service project. The curriculum followed a theme for every full-day of the class including Business, Houston and Community Development, Government, Health& Wellness, Diversity, Education, Economy, and more.
The class project was Resources on the Go (ROGO). The class created a service project from an idea at the opening retreat, a trailer equipped with supplies and resources to serve the homeless and transitioning youth in Houston. On June 7, 2018, with a City of Houston Certificate of Recognition a Proclamation was presented by City Council Member David W. Robinson whereby ROGO was handover to Covenant House Texas who will utilize ROGO to service more homeless youth and to help transition them to a more stable environment.
On June 9, Attorney Powers attended the closing retreat and reflected about this experience by stating, “I have learned more about this diverse city, connected with local leaders and emerging leaders, and made new friends who helped me learn more about myself and this city. Finally, I made a greater commitment to myself and my community.”
Here at the firm, Attorney Powers has always instilled in her staff and others to help the community and to always go the extra mile. We are happy to see her achieve another accomplishment and are excited about the impact she will continue to have in the community. Congratulations to the Houston class of 36!