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About Us

The Sunnyside Community Redevelopment Organization (SCRO) is a Houston-based environmental justice organization that works to protect the health and well-being of the Sunnyside neighborhood.


Sunnyside is a largely Black and Hispanic neighborhood that has been historically overburdened by environmental pollution. The SCRO works to address these issues through advocacy, education, and community organizing.

The SCRO is working to make Sunnyside a healthier and more just community. By addressing the environmental issues that the neighborhood faces, the SCRO is helping to improve the lives of its residents.

Our Story

The story of Sunnyside Community Redevelopment Organization begins with the recognition of the challenges faced by the Sunnyside neighborhood. Historically, Sunnyside has been an underserved community with limited resources and opportunities for its residents.


In response to these challenges, a group of passionate community members came together with the goal of revitalizing and improving Sunnyside. They believed that through collaborative efforts and strategic development, They created the Sunnyside Comprehensive Plan 

they could create a brighter future for their neighborhood.


In 2017, the Sunnyside Community Redevelopment Organization was established as a nonprofit organization. Since its inception, the organization has been committed to addressing the pressing issues that affect Sunnyside. SCRO has performed an Need Assessment in Sunnyside.


One of the key focuses of Sunnyside Community Redevelopment Organization is affordable housing. Recognizing the importance of safe and affordable housing for a thriving community, the organization has worked diligently to develop and maintain affordable housing options for residents.


In addition to affordable housing, the organization also emphasizes economic development. 

SCRO team members

Our Mission

To seek to create a healthy and sustainable community by advocating, education, and empowering community residents.

Our Vision

Our vision is to monitor, correct and make equitable the environment problems and other high-risk factors that affect the well being of our community. Every community needs a safe, secure sustainable and healthy neighborhood in which residents are to live. 

Our Impact

The Sunnyside Community Redevelopment Organization (SCRO) Impact refers to the social, economic, and environmental effects that the organization has on the Sunnyside community.  SCRO is a nonprofit community-based organization focused on revitalizing and improving the Sunnyside neighborhood. Some potential areas of impact that SCRO may have include:


1. Economic Development: SCRO could help attract investments, create job opportunities, and stimulate entrepreneurship in Sunnyside. This can lead to increased economic activity, improved living standards, and reduced unemployment rates.


2. Housing and Infrastructure: SCRO may work to improve housing conditions, rehabilitate buildings, and develop affordable housing initiatives. This can enhance the quality of life, provide better housing options, and increase property values in the community.


3. Community Services: SCRO could engage in programs and initiatives that support community services like health clinics, educational programs, recreational facilities, or youth development. These efforts can contribute to improving the overall well-being of residents.


4. Environmental Sustainability: SCRO may aim to promote environmental awareness and sustainable practices, such as implementing green infrastructure, supporting recycling programs, or organizing community clean-ups. These initiatives can enhance the environmental health and resilience of the community.


5. Community Engagement: SCRO might foster community engagement and participation, encouraging residents to actively contribute to decision-making processes and neighborhood improvement initiatives. This can create a sense of ownership and empowerment among the community members.


The specific impact of SCRO will depend on its mission, goals, and the initiatives it implements in Sunnyside.


​"SCRO is working for the greater good, and partnering with other organizations, in providing the community a better quality of life; this is what I "CALL" fine living."


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