Our Mission

To provide community service, defend the underclass, advocate for youth development, and support community revitalization.


The Lawson Academy

The Lawson Academy Charter School is a place for young scholars in under served communities to grow in citizenship, academics, and personal development.

WALIPP Senior Residence

The WALIPP Senior Residence provides safe, clean, and functional housing for seniors in a low income situation.


Public Defender

Public Defender provides legal counsel for those who cannot acquire quality legal services through their own means.

Our Vision

WALIPP continues Rev. Lawson’s community engagement to bridge the gap between the powerful and the powerless. In defining the powerless, WALIPP’s founder and Board targeted three segments of the Houston community.

Children, who must be equipped with the tool of education, the acknowledged key to power for communities and countries.

Those subject to the criminal justice system without the financial ability to obtain competent legal representation, who must be equipped with such legal representation, the acknowledged key to power for people in the courts where justice is dispensed.

Seniors, with declining income, who must be equipped with decent and safe housing, services and community, the acknowledged key to power for longer, healthier and more productive lives.

In targeting these segments of society, WALIPP has worked to accomplish its mission to enhance the quality of life for the young and old, for families and the underserved.