Texas Appleseed works to change unjust laws and policies that prevent Texans from realizing their full potential.
Our Path to Justice
Texas Appleseed conducts data-driven research that uncovers inequity in laws and policies and identifies solutions for lasting, concrete change. We do this by anchoring a dynamic network of pro bono partners and collaborators to develop and advocate for innovative and practical solutions to complex issues.
How We Work
We take our work wherever we believe it can do the most good:
- Public policy advocacy in the Texas Legislature
- Influencing policies and practices in Texas’ state and local agencies and school districts
- Working with cities and counties to pass strong local ordinances
- Partnering with local communities and organizations to provide policy and technical expertise
- Targeted legal action, including litigation
- Training judges, lawyers, and others in best practices
- Working with businesses to change market practices
Click here for our mission statement, an infographic on key milestones, and a video about our projects.
- Community Recognition Award, from the Community Advancement Network, for advancing fair housing, 2018
- Light of Justice Award from Texas Defender Service, 2013
- Excellence in Public Interest Award to Deborah Fowler from Texas Law Fellowships, 2011
- Ma’aT Justice Award to Deborah Fowler from Women & The Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, 2011
- Impact Award in Poverty Law to Maddie Sloan from the State Bar of Texas Poverty Law Section, 2011
- Best of the Best Award to Ann Baddour from El Paso’s Invest in the American Dream Initiative, 2009
- Education Research Award from the Texas Association on Mental Retardation, 2006
- Pioneer Award to Ann Baddour from the Texas New Alliance Task Force, 2005
- Ring of Honor Award from the Mental Health Association in Texas, 2003
- W. Frank Newton Award from the State Bar of Texas, 2002