H.E.A.R.T. is social Entrepreneurship at its best.

The Heart Program was created by Educational Programs Inspiring Communities, Inc.

OUR PROGRAMS

Pizza Training & Employment
Trainees learn the step-by-step process of making Papa John’s Pizza at major venues across the Houston area...
Concessions Training & Employment
The H.E.A.R.T. Program has provided job training and placement in concessions stands at high-profile venues including the Toyota Center...
Vending Machine Training & Employment
Trainees at H.E.A.R.T. operate and maintain over 80 vending machines throughout the Houston area...
Warehouse Training
Warehouse Training occurs as a “first step” before the trainees are enrolled in a community-based training opportunity...
Summer Internship
*Summer 2020* H.E.A.R.T. is offering a 4-week summer internship opportunity for special needs individuals ages 16 to 22...
HEART-CVS
The H.E.A.R.T. Program has a philosophy of life-long learning. We do not believe that education should end because individuals have aged out of the school system...

  • “Thank you for my job.  I work real hard and I have a lot of friends and The HEART Program is the best job ever.”

    - Keith Grant, H.E.A.R.T. Trainee

We are now accepting applicants for:

Session 2 of our Summer Program, please read more HERE!

Cohort 3 of our HEART-CVS Program, please read more HERE!

Have you wondered how to get your foot in the door with a job that helps others? We have job openings here at The H.E.A.R.T. Program! Join our dedicated and compassionate team.

All interested candidates: please submit a resume and cover letter to ssimmonsgould@heartprogram.org in order to be considered for the positions.

VTS-Vocational Training Specialist
This position involves cashiering at exciting events such as the Houston Rockets basketball games and making pizzas at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. The best part? You are actually helping others in this position by being a role model and a helper for those with special needs who are learning these jobs. In this position, you will be assisting with vending machines and concessions training for adults with special needs, traveling to job sites and supervising their work, assisting with teaching job skills, and providing other duties as needed.

Experience with cashiering, vending machines, and/or concessions will be a plus. This job involves FREQUENT evening, weekend, and holiday work with occasional daytime hours as well. The job is scheduled based on 40 hours per week. The salary is $15/hour + DOE.

Must be able to pass a criminal background check. Must be able to be insured on a driving insurance policy. Must have a valid driver’s license. Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screening. Must have a high school diploma or GED.


VTS-Vocational Training Specialist (HFB)
This job is based primarily at the Houston Food Bank located at 535 Portwall Street and involves working on vending machines, food preparation, warehouse activities, food pantry, community gardening, and other programs to teach adults with special needs different skills. You will also be assisting with vending machines and concessions training for adults with special needs, traveling to job sites and supervising their work, assisting with teaching job skills, and providing other duties as needed.

Experience with cashiering, vending machines, and/or concessions will be a plus. Experience driving in a professional setting will be a plus. The salary is $15/hour + DOE.

Must be able to pass a criminal background check. Must be able to be insured on a driving insurance policy. Must be between the ages of 25 and 70 with a clean driving record. Must have a valid driver’s license. Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screening and submit to random drug testing throughout employment. Must have a high school diploma or GED.