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Project LEAP (Learning, Empowerment, Advocacy, Participation) is the most comprehensive advocacy training program in the nation for HIV positive individuals. Facilitated at The Center for AIDS since 2003, LEAP is a program of the Ryan White Grants Administration.

Participate in giving a voice to HIV-positive people in the allocations process to ensure that the needs of positive people are being met.

Harris County accounts for 35% of all HIV/AIDS cases in the state of Texas. That is more than 16,000 Houstonians. Learn about:

  • Who needs HIV-related services
  • The specific needs of the HIV-community in Houston
  • How HIV organizations receive funding
  • Who makes the decisions regarding funding
  • Where HIV funding originates
  • How government decisions affect you and your community
  • How YOU can make an impact on these decisions

  1. Fill out an application form and attend a short interview
  2. Commit to attend all 17 classes starting July 12th (class meets once a week)
  3. Be willing to learn


Get a 2011 application.


Project LEAP (Learning, Empowerment, Advocacy, and Participation) is currently accepting applications. Classes are set to begin in July 2011 and continue until October 2010. A limited number of spaces is available; most of these are designated for people living with HIV/AIDS.

For more information, send email to Danielle Houston or call 713.527.8219.