The Azerbaijan Center is a Houston-based 501 (c) (3) registered non-profit organization. Since October of 2012, the Azerbaijan Center has been involved in building bridges between Azerbaijan and Texas through the promotion of mutual understanding, appreciation & cooperation between the citizens Texas and Azerbaijan in the areas of culture, business and education.
To implement its mission, the Azerbaijan Center was established in the heart of the Montrose area in Houston to be the center for the preservation, promotion and celebration of Azerbaijani culture, heritage, and art by hosting cultural events and activities. The Azerbaijan Center also holds community gatherings and facilitates opportunities for Azerbaijanis living in Texas to maintain a close connection with their home country, Azerbaijan.
The Azerbaijan Center has been working in close relationship with various educational institution such as the University of Houston to facilitate the development of programs between Texan and Azerbaijani institutions.
Besides cultural and educational efforts, Azerbaijan Center develops networking opportunities for the Texas business community, interested in doing business with Azerbaijan and vice versa.
In addition to this involvement, the Azerbaijan Center provides a physical facility in the heart of the Montrose area for activities, events, and community gatherings.
Strengthening of official and economic relations between Texas and Azerbaijan has also been one of the goals of the Center to enhance citizen diplomacy.
The Azerbaijan Center also works very closely with several other organizations including the Houston Baku Sister City Association (HBSCA). HBSCA is a member of Sister Cities of Houston and one of Houston’s 18 Sister Cities.