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...
Classroom Instruction
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

Start the new year with a new job! We have several open positions to work at The H.E.A.R.T. Program and join our dedicated and compassionate team.

VTS-Vocational Training Specialist: Are you looking for an entry level position in the non-profit field? Have you wondered how to get your foot in the door with a job that helps others? Our organization is now conducting a search for a great candidate and all-around team player to join our growing team as what we call a VTS (Vocational Training Specialist). What this position involves is 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 machine 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.  

VTS-Vocational Training Specialist (HFB): The H.E.A.R.T. Program is looking for a top notch individual to join our team as a VTS (Vocational Training Specialist) for adults with developmental disabilities! This job is based primarily at the Houston Food Bank located at 535 Portwall 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 machine 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 starting salary will depend on the experience of the successful candidate.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Sheree Simmons-Gould at ssimmonsgould@heartprogram.org in order to be considered for the positions.

A H.E.A.R.T.-felt Good-Bye to our trainee, Josh (1985-2019). He enjoyed meeting people and telling them what he did for a living – working at H.E.A.R.T. A party often was not a party until Josh showed up!

Josh was a strong-minded individual who always knew how to advocate for something he believed in. He loved public speaking, telling stories about his family, and posing for pictures. When working, he was resourceful and determined; once he set a goal in his mind, nothing could deter him until he reached his goal. We have so many memories with Josh, and he will always be a part of H.E.A.R.T.

Looking back at the moments in this video we relive so many pieces of Josh’s story and we are grateful and honored to be a part of them.