Wonderworks

HOUSTON, TX   |  www.wonderworkshouston.org

Mission

To provide academically-promising high school students, primarily from the Houston area, with intensive pre-college summer enrichment programs in arts, literature, and film at the University of Houston and Rice University. Wonderworks maintains a need-blind admissions policy and further provides need-based scholarships in the form of full-tuition waivers for all well-qualified students requiring financial assistance.

Ruling year info

2005

Executive Directror

Mr. Drexel Turner

Main address

PO BOX 667550

HOUSTON, TX 77266-7550 USA

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EIN

20-2171584

NTEE code info

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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Pre-college enrichment programs in arts, literature, and filmmaking

Intensive five-week pre-college summer enrichment programs for high school students in architecture, filmmaking, art history, theater, fiction/film studies, and nonfiction/journalism.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adults

Week-long college essay workshop for rising 12th grade students keyed to current Common Application prompts and College Horizons/Access Workshop for 11th and 12th grade students and their parents.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Adults

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Wonderworks

Board of directors
as of 09/08/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Lynn Kelly

Public Relations

Term: 2015 -

Adam Adams

Rancher

Adele Bentsen

AKHB Design

Sarah Ellenzweig

Department of English, Rice University

Gary Garcia

Garcia Design Associates

Anita Garten

Architect, Financial Consultant

Erika de la Garza

Senior Advisor, Baker Institute Latin America Initiative

Lenja Gould

Architect

Elizabeth Gregory

Department of English, University of Houston

Catherine Gross

Attorney

Carlos Jimenez

School of Architecture, Rice University

Melissa Kean

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Melissa Matsu

Carnegie Vanguard High School, HISD

Kate Morton

BKD CPAs and Advisors

Stephen Davis

Investment Manager

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