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
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 20-0251108
713-395-3301
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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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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.

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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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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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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: 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

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Ways to make it better...

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

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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  

7 people found this review helpful

The Russian Cultural Center (RCC) is a well-administered and vibrant non-profit with the unique role of providing both Russian-speaking and non Russian-speaking Houstonians with a large number of intelligent, useful and varied programs. As a founding member of this young organization, I have marveled at the growth and direction of RCC and its contributions to the cultural and intellectual enrichment of children and adults, Russian and non-Russian, briefly, its contribution to Houston as a go-to destination for quality of life unparalled in our region. One would need to travel to New York or Washington DC to access the quality and variety of programs provided by RCC

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

newspaper published by RCC Nash Texas art exhibitions lectures performances sponsored cultural events

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

well-run organization operated on a shoe-string budget by intelligent, informed and dedicated personnel

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

intelligent, informed and dedicated personnel

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

Make enormous cultural, intellectual and quality of life contributions to the City of Houston

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  

7 people found this review helpful

I come to see great perfomances and films dedicated to Russian musical culture, cinematography, and other artistic ventures. These events are well-organized, have a comforting personalized atmosphere, and occur on regular basis. Outstanding pianists and vocalists perform at RCC "Our Texas" sharing the best pieces of Russian cultural heritage. I am recommending RCC to everyone I know.

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

Well-educated, knowledgeable, community-oriented group of people. I highly value these features because they ensure the high quality of the work done by RCC.

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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