RUSSIAN CULTURAL CENTER “OUR TEXAS”

Rating: 4.72 stars   18 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Education

Location: 2337 Bissonnet St Houston TX 77005 USA

Mission: Our mission is to celebrate, share and promote Russian cultural awareness, as well as cultural awareness of the former Soviet Union republics, for the enrichment of our Texas community. To accomplish our mission we provide various cultural, educational and social services. At RCC we believe that a community is enriched by diverse cultural contributions. Thus, all of our events seek to foster and facilitate a cross-cultural exchange.
Geographic areas served: Texas

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

As an American student interested in Russian culture I was surprised and excited to discover that Houston even had an organization like the RCC! The programs they support and organize are interesting, well-thought out, and really accessible to anyone interested in Russian culture. The artwork they showcase is truly excellent--worthy of a visit!--and not available anywhere else in Houston. Stop in and take a look--everyone at the gallery is really friendly and happy to talk and answer questions.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

gallery setting and organized events like film screenings and lectures

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The quality and broad range of programming.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very nice and welcoming

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

reach out to a larger audience to promote cultural understanding through the arts, both for non-Russians and Russians alike.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I really like the Russian Cultural Center. I am able to watch Russian movies, listen to good Russian music and see Russian Art. Being from Russia this gives me a good experience. I am part of the Russian community and have a great time. Please support the Russian Cultural Center and help bridge the gap between Russian and American Cultures and people.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I was able to enjoy very much the Art and music.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the people and the warm atmosphere.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

Russian Cultural Center is an organization in Houston, TX which sponsors various artistic talents interesting to the Russian community in Texas. As a non-Russian, I have greatly enjoyed my visits to the center to learn some of the ways that Russians appreciate arts differently from Americans. I have gone to a few exhibitions of painting and photography and seen some examples of other artistic styles, although I have not been able to visit any of the musical or film events. It is always a pleasant atmosphere and I visit with both Russian and American friends.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

viewing exhibitions of art works and meeting the artists.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

meeting new people for discussion of art works and learning the history of styles previously unknown to me.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

warm, amiable, and generally first class people all around.

Ways to make it better...

parking were easier to find.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I have good time with art classes and friendly atmosphere in Russian Cultural Center. Teather is very qualified and only tell apprishiations for peaple working for that service provide us with so good skills. Also can visit and see Russian movies and music concerts.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have good time with art classes and friendly atmosphere in Russian Cultural Center. Teather is very qualified and only tell apprishiations for peaple working for that service provide us with so good skills. Also can visit and see Russian movies and music concerts.

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Ways to make it better...

I have good time with art classes and friendly atmosphere in Russian Cultural Center. Teather is very qualified and only tell apprishiations for peaple working for that service provide us with so good skills. Also can visit and see Russian movies and music concerts.

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One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 1 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

The Russian Cultural Center is the epitome of excellence in both sharing and personally experiencing the beauty of the Russian Culture. The events which are given,such as the films and concerts and art openings are refreshing and full of lively spirited coversation with extremely interesting intellectual patrons afterwards at the well attended receptions. Everyone always leaves with a song in their heart-all uplifiting. Dr. Nancy Anderson

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

LEARNING AND ALSO GETTING TO KNOW THE WONDERFUL STAFF.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

BEYOND EXCELLENT- STELLAR !!!!!!! ESPECIALLY SOPHIA.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Spread the amazing cultural history of the Russia.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

My name is Irina Jacobson, I am a volunteer with AdvitaUSA fund. Sofia and staff of Russian Cultural Center are very receptive to our needs and help us to spread the word about Russian kids undergoing cancer treatments within Houston Russian community. Our Texas published an article about AdvitaUSA in July 09 and is planning to publish a story about a 7 year old boy with neuroblastoma.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

By publishing information about Advita USA, OUR TEXAS helps with comminity awareness and involvement in providing help to Russian kids battling cancer

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Ways to make it better...

If possible, would like to see a possibility of publishing pro-bono advertisements for our charity events

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

Excellent - very informative and interesting programs, movies, art shows and other cultural events. Extremely important for the Russian community of Houston and others who are interested in Russian language and history. Highly recommend.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Recent movies

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I volunteered to help out the organizers to coordinate certain photo and art exhibitions, film screenings and concerts. I met wonderful, interesting artists and helped to outreach to American audiences in the city.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

learned a lot about Russian classical music and documentary film making in Russia today

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

diversity of cultural events

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

wonderful, kind and very welcoming people

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

offer more activities for children

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

My experiences with the Russian Cultural Center have been deeply enriching, both culturally and spiritually. Their cultural programs are invaluable in exposing the local community to the great contributions from Russia to the world in the fields of music, literature, art and science. The Russian Cultural Center is also an inexhaustable source of aid and comfort for numerous needy families newly immigrating to the United States. My firm strongly supports the Russian Cultural Center in these endeavors through financial assistance and providing pro bono legal services to needy families. I can truly say without reservation or hesitation that Houston is a better place because of the Russian Cultural Center's efforts.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

artistic and charitable events

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

put in advertisements at no cost in the "Our Texas" Russian newspaper for "Russian speaking" secular and religious charitable organizations, (chruches, synagogues, immigration organizations, women's support groups, etc...)

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

its visual and performance arts

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely friendly

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help more needy families and further enrich the local community with the wonderful contributions of Russian artists

Ways to make it better...

N/A

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

financial

One thing I'd also say is that...

N/A

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

The cultural events are great. They have documentary film screenings, art exhibitions, and musical concerts. They are interesting and well organized.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

having frequent cultural events

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that it brings people together

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly, responsive, and helpful

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

run a large community center for the Russian-speaking community and non-Russian speakers interested in Russian culture

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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