This Career Readiness Resource guide is created in partnership City of Houston Health Department, My Brother’s Keeper and Workforce Solutions to ensure all have access to career and continuing educational resources to further ones career and professional development.





 

 



Best Practices (legend)
Soft Skills Education
Skills Training (incl Classroom and OJT)
Career Planning
Addressing Social-Emotional Needs
- Skills Identification & Assessment
Job Shadowing
Workplace Visits & Tours
Guest Speakers & Employer Presentations
Career Fairs & Days
Career-Focused Mentoring
Advocacy and Research
100 Black Men of America, Houston

Our mission is to improve the quality of life of our communities, and enhance educational and economic opportunities for all African Americans.

Primary Goal
Mentoring & Scholarships
Target Population
High School and College
Focus/Key Strength
Mentoring
Best Practices
Soft Skills Education
Addressing Social-Emotional Needs
Career-Focused Mentoring
Scale/Outcomes
Texas Based
Address
PO Box 604 Bellaire, Tx 77402
Phone
1.877.429.8614
Website
www.100blackmen.org
AAMA

AAMA’s mission is to inspire and empower Latinos to pursue their potential and achieve success. Our efforts are focused in the areas of education, workforce readiness and leadership development.

Primary Goal
Education, Youth Dev, Social Services
Target Population
All
Focus/Key Strength
Community Development and Education
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
Texas Based
Address
6001 Gulf Fwy Houston, Tx 77023
Phone
713-967-6700
Website
www.aama.org
Ace Mentor

The ACE Mentor Program of America, Inc. (ACE) helps mentor high school students and inspires them to pursue careers in design and construction.

Primary Goal
Mentoring, Scholarships, Exposure
Target Population
High School
Focus/Key Strength
Construction, Engineering, and Architecture
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
Texas Based
Address
6001 Gulf Fwy Houston, Tx 77023
Phone
281-830-4966
Website
acementor.org/affiliates/
texas/houston/
Alliance for Multicultural Community Services

To create opportunities for refugees, immigrants, and underserved residents to achieve their goals for self-sufficiency and improve their quality of life.

Primary Goal
Education and Social Service
Target Population
All
Focus/Key Strength
Community Development and Education
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
Houston Based
Address
6440 Hillcroft Houston, Tx 77081
Phone
713-776-4700
Website
www.allianceontheweb.org
AVANCE

Unlocking America’s Potential by strengthening families in at-risk communities through effective parent education and support programs

Primary Goal
Parent Engagement
Target Population
PreK-12
Focus/Key Strength
Parent Engagement
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
National Organization
Address
4281 Dacoma St. Houston, Tx 77092
Phone
(713) 812-0033
Website
www.avancehouston.org
Automotive Youth Education Systems (AYES)

The ASE Education Foundation is a non-profit organization that evaluates and accredits entry-level automotive technology education programs against standards developed by the automotive service industry.

Primary Goal
Education and Social Service
Target Population
High School
Focus/Key Strength
Education
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
National Organization
Address
6001 Gulf Fwy Houston, Tx 77023
Phone
(713) 822-8316
Website
www.ayes.org
Capital IDEA-Houston

Capital IDEA’s mission is to lift working adults out of poverty and into living wage careers through education and career advancement.

Primary Goal
College Access
Target Population
High School and Adult
Focus/Key Strength
College Access and Academic Achievement Support
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
Texas Based
Scale/Outcomes
Houston Based (Nat Org)
Address
6815 Rustin Ave.Ste.215.30
Houston, Tx 77087
Phone
713-718-8724
Website
www.capitalideahouston.org
Career and Recovery Resources, Inc.

To help people identify and overcome barriers to employment. 1) Employment and Career Development, 2) Veteran & Housing Assistance, 3) Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, and 4) Alternative Substance Abuse Treatment.

Primary Goal
Workforce Development
Target Population
All
Focus/Key Strength
Training and Job Placement
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
Houston Based
Scale/Outcomes
Houston Based (Nat Org)
Address
2302 Fannin Ste. 110
Houston, Tx 77002
Phone
713-754-7000
Website
careerandrecovery.org
Center for Houston's Future: My Degree Counts

We bring business, government, and community stakeholders together to engage in fact-based strategic planning and collaboration on issues of great importance to the Houston region.

Primary Goal
Exposure and Community Engagement
Target Population
All
Focus/Key Strength
Community Development
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
Houston Based
Scale/Outcomes
Houston Based (Nat Org)
Address
1200 Smith , Suite. 1150
Houston, Tx 77002
Phone
713-844-9303
Website
www.centerforhoustonsfuture.org
The Children’s Museum of Houston

The Children's Museum of Houston is transforming communities through innovative, child-centered learning. We spark a passion for lifelong learning.

Primary Goal
Outreach and Education
Target Population
Up to 12 yrs old
Focus/Key Strength
Museum and Education
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
Houston Based
Address
1500 Binz
Houston, Tx 77004
Phone
713-552-1138
Website
www.cmhouston.org
Chinese Community Center

Our mission is to bridge East and West by enriching families with educational, cultural, and social service programs.

Primary Goal
Community Center
Target Population
All
Focus/Key Strength
Education, Workforce Dev, Social Services, Seniors
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
Houston Based
Address
9800 Town Park Dr.
Houston, Tx 77036
Phone
713-754-7000
Website
ccchouston.org
Children at Risk

CHILDREN AT RISK serves as a catalyst for change to improve the quality of life for children through strategic research, public policy analysis, education, collaboration, and advocacy.

Primary Goal
Advocacy
Target Population
Focus/Key Strength
Social Services and Family Support
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
Texas Based
Address
2900 Weslayan St. #400
Houston, Tx 77027
Phone
713-869-7740
Website
childrenatrisk.org
Christian Community Service Center (CCSC)

The mission of the Christian Community Service Center (CCSC) is to serve the poor, hungry, disabled, and otherwise needy while respecting their religious, ethnic or cultural differences.

Primary Goal
Community Center and Outreach
Target Population
All
Focus/Key Strength
Social Services and Family Support
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
Houston Based
Address
3224 Mercer St.
Houston, Tx 77027
Phone
713-961-3933
Website
ccsc@ccshouston.org
Citizen Schools

Citizen Schools equips young people with the skills, access and beliefs they need to thrive as students and succeed as adults in the modern economy.

Primary Goal
Education
Target Population
Middle School
Focus/Key Strength
STEM Education
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
National Organization
Address
2700 Southwest Frwy
Houston, Tx 77098
Phone
713-529-4006
Website
www.citizenschools.org
College Forward

College Forward coaches underserved, motivated students to achieve the benefits of higher education and a college degree.

Primary Goal
College Access
Target Population
High School
Focus/Key Strength
Academic Acheivement Support
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
Houston Based
Address
2180 N. Loop W. #210
Houston, Tx 77018
Phone
281-628-7506
Website
collegeforward.org
Communities in Schools

Communities In Schools of Houston is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

Primary Goal
Dropout Prevention
Target Population
K-12
Focus/Key Strength
Education and Social Services
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
National Organization
Address
1235 N. Loop W. #300
Houston, Tx77008
Phone
713-654-1515
Website
www.cishouston.org
Community Family Centers

To equip families with the tools they need to become self-sufficient members of the community.

Primary Goal
Social Services
Target Population
Pre-K to 12
Focus/Key Strength
Family Support
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
Houston Based
Address
7524 Ave. E.
Houston, Tx 77012
Phone
713-923-2316
Website
communityfamilycenters.org
Comp-U-Dopt

Our programs serve to eliminate limited access to computers by placing them directly in the homes of applicants, as well as fostering and supporting education for the youth of Texas.

Primary Goal
Education
Target Population
K-12
Focus/Key Strength
IT
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
Houston Based
Address
1602 Airline Dr.
Houston, Tx 77009
Phone
713-426-2330
Website
www.compudopt.org
Construction Career Collaborative

"As an alliance of responsible Owners, Contractors, and Specialty Contractors, we will positively affect the issues facing the commercial construction industry in the Greater Houston region to create a safe, skilled and sustainable craft workforce."

Primary Goal
Workforce Development
Target Population
Focus/Key Strength
Construction
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
Houston Based
Address
3825 Dacoma
Houston, Tx770092
Phone
713-843-3719
Website
www.constructioncareercollaborative.org
Department of Labor - Office of Apprenticeship

To foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

Primary Goal
Workforce Development
Target Population
All
Focus/Key Strength
Vocational Training
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
National Organization
Address
1919 Smith Street #227
Houston, Tx 77002
Phone
(713) 652-0924
Website
www.dol.gov/apprenticeship
DePelchin Children’s Center

We strengthen the lives of children by enhancing their mental health and physical well-being.

Primary Goal
Social Services
Target Population
PreK-12
Focus/Key Strength
Social Services and Family Support
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
Houston Based
Address
4950 Memorial Dr
Houston, Tx 77007
Phone
(713) 730-2335
Website
www.depelchin.org
Dynamic Educational Systems, Inc. (DESI)

Dynamic Educational Systems, Inc., (DESI) is dedicated to helping qualified youth and adults receive the education, training, and job placement assistance they need to support themselves, their families, and their communities.

Primary Goal
Workforce Development
Target Population
All Youth
Focus/Key Strength
Education
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
Houston Based
Address
3701 Outlet Center Dr. #140
Sealy, Tx 77474
Phone
832-919-5730
Website
www.exodyne.com
DiscoverU

To provide resources and learning experiences that broaden the worldview of economically disadvantaged youth, while equipping them with the attitudes and skills to become advocates for their own success.

Primary Goal
Resource Alignment
Target Population
High School
Focus/Key Strength
College Access
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
Houston Based
Address
P.O. Box 4059
Houston, Tx 77210
Phone
832-757-1090
Website
www.discoverus.org
ER Jewish Community Center

When you step into the J, you'll find a center filled with remarkable people, dedicated volunteers and a wide-array of year-round programs, activities and special events.

Primary Goal
Community Center
Target Population
All
Focus/Key Strength
Community Development
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
Houston Based
Address
5601 S Braeswood Blvd
Houston, Tx 77096
Phone
(713) 729-3200
Website
www.erjcchouston.org
Emerge

EMERGE empowers & prepares high-performing students from underserved communities to attend and graduate from selective colleges & universities across the nation.

Primary Goal
College Access
Target Population
High School
Focus/Key Strength
High School
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
Houston Based
Address
2450 Louisiana Suite 400 #430
Houston, Tx 77006
Phone
Website
www.emergefellowship.org/
Family Services of Greater Houston

Whether it’s career counseling, teaching parenting skills, or enrolling a veteran for benefits, our programs and services help strengthen families – leading to a healthier, more stable community.

Primary Goal
Social Services
Target Population
All
Focus/Key Strength
Community Development
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
Houston Based
Address
4625 Lillian St
Houston, Tx 77007
Phone
713-861-4849
Website
www.familyservices.org
Federal Student Aid - Customer Experience Group

 

Primary Goal
College Access
Target Population
High School
Focus/Key Strength
Financial Literacy and College Access
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
National Organization
Address
5601 S Braeswood Blvd
Houston, Tx 77096
Phone
(713) 729-3200
Website

Fifth Ward Enrichment Program

UEI is designed to empower boys to become responsible men and productive members of their families and community.

Primary Goal
Youth Development
Target Population
Ages 12-19
Focus/Key Strength
Mentoring and Youth Development
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
Houston Based
Address
4014 Market Street, Suite W145
Houston, Tx 77020
Phone
713-229-8353
Website
www.fwepinc.org
FuelEd Schools

FuelEd partners with K-12 schools to develop educators' interpersonal skills, self-awareness, and emotional well-being so that every educator can build secure relationships that provide the conditions for optimal learning and development.

Primary Goal
Education Support
Target Population
K-12
Focus/Key Strength
Counseling and Support
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
Houston Based
Address
Phone
Website
fueledschools.com/wordpress
Genesys Works

Our Mission is to provide pathways to career success for high school students in underserved communities through skills training, meaningful work experiences, and impactful relationships.

Primary Goal
Workforce Development
Target Population
High School
Focus/Key Strength
Training, Internships, and Mentoring
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
National Organization
Address
601 Jefferson St., Suite 3950
Houston, Tx 77002
Phone
713-341-5777
Website
www.genesysworks.org/houston/
Girl Scouts

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Primary Goal
Youth Development
Target Population
K-12
Focus/Key Strength
Mentoring and Youth Development
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
National Organization
Address
3110 Southwest Fwy
Houston, Tx 77098
Phone
713-292-0300
Website
www.gssjc.org
Goodwill Industries of Houston

We provide education, training and job opportunities to people with disabilities and other barriers to employment, improving the lives of individuals, families, and communities.

Primary Goal
Workforce Dev and Social Services
Target Population
All
Focus/Key Strength
Community Development, Training, and Job Placement
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
National Organization
Address
1140 West Loop North
Houston, TX 77055
Phone
713-692-6221
Website
www.goodwillhouston.org
HISD - Linked Learning

Linked Learning is an educational approach that combines rigorous academics with hands-on learning and the opportunity to apply classroom knowledge to real-world experiences.

Primary Goal
Education
Target Population
K-12
Focus/Key Strength
Connecting Education to Career paths
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
Houston Based
Address
4400 West 18th St.
Houston, Tx 77092
Phone
713.556.7173
Website
www.houstonisd.org/Page/117455
HISD - Futures Academies

The Futures Academy Program gives students the opportunity to earn an Associate’s degree and valuable industry certifications in high-demand career fields while in high school – FOR FREE!

Primary Goal
Education
Target Population
High School
Focus/Key Strength
Connecting Education to Career paths
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
Houston Based
Address
4400 West 18th St.
Houston, Tx 77092
Phone
713.556.6981
Website
www.houstonisd.org/futuresacademy
Houston Area Urban League

The mission of the Houston Area Urban League is to enable African Americans and other minorities to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights.

Primary Goal
Youth Development and Social Services
Target Population
All
Focus/Key Strength
College Access and Small Business focus
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
Houston Based
Address
1301 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX 77002
Phone
713-393-8700
Website
www.haul.org
Houston A+ Challenge

We work with public schools to strengthen instruction and leadership through consulting, on-campus coaching, leadership academies, professional development workshops, and more.

Primary Goal
Consulting and Research
Target Population
School Aged
Focus/Key Strength
Academic Acheivement Support
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
Houston Based
Address
2700 Southwest Freeway, Suite B
Houston, Tx 77098
Phone
713-658-1881
Website
houstonaplus.org
Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston

Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (IM) brings people of diverse faith traditions together for dialogue, collaboration, and service, as a demonstration of our shared beliefs.

Primary Goal
Community Developmente
Target Population
All
Focus/Key Strength
Connecting Education to Career paths
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
Houston Based
Address
3303 Main Street
Houston, Tx 77002
Phone
713-533-4900
Website
www.imgh.org
Jobs for the Future

JFF accelerates the alignment and transformation of the American workforce and education systems to ensure access to economic advancement for all.

Primary Goal
Research and Advocacy
Target Population
High School and College
Focus/Key Strength
Workforce Development
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
National Organization
Address
2115 East Governors Circle
Houston, Tx 77092
Phone
 (713) 682-4500
Website
www.juniorachievement.org
Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement's programs—in the core content areas of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy—ignite the spark in young people to experience and realize the opportunities and realities of work and life in the 21st century.

Primary Goal
Education
Target Population
K-12
Focus/Key Strength
Linking education to real world
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
Address
2700 Southwest Freeway, Suite B
Houston, Tx 77098
Phone
713-658-1881
Website
houstonaplus.org
Kappa League
Primary Goal
Outreach and Youth Development
Target Population
K-12
Focus/Key Strength
Mentoring and Youth Development
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
National Organization
Address
Phone
Website
Mexican Institute of Greater Houston

To help Hispanic, Asian and African American parents and other minority adults- through education – to develop into effective leaders of their families and their communities, as well as better skilled members of the work force.

Primary Goal
Education
Target Population
Adult
Focus/Key Strength
Technology Education and Access
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
Houston Based
Address
4601 Caroline St,
Houston, Tx 77004
Phone
(713) 988-6699
Website
www.mexicaninstitute.org
Neighborhood Centers, Inc.

Our Impact is therefore targeted towards strengthening community engagement, improving financial well-being and increasing educational attainment in every community we serve.

Primary Goal
Community Building
Target Population
All
Focus/Key Strength
Workforce development, youth development, community building
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
Houston Based
Address
4500 Bissonnet Street, Suite 200
Houston, Tx 77401
Phone
713.669.5230
Website
www.neighborhood-centers.org
National Academy Foundation

Through their leadership, guidance and support, NAF is able to deliver on its promise of developing the next generation of future ready employees.

Primary Goal
Education
Target Population
High School
Focus/Key Strength
Career and Education
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
National Organization
Address
218 WEST 40TH STREET, 5TH FLOOR
New York, NT 10018
Phone
212-635-2400
Website
naf.org
One Goal

We find, train, and support excellent teachers already working in low-income public high schools to guide their students to achieve their greatest postsecondary aspirations.

Primary Goal
College Access
Target Population
High School and College
Focus/Key Strength
College Access Education
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
National Organization
Address
1880 S Ashford Rd, Suite 107
Houston, Tx 77077
Phone
281.556.0300
Website
www.onegoalgraduation.org
PACE Youth

PACE Youth Programs, Inc. (PACE) is a Community Faith-Based 501(c)3 organization that provides counseling, training and mentoring services to delinquent youth and their families, to give youth the needed tools for success to become productive citizens in society.

Primary Goal
Education and Social Service
Target Population
Adjudicated Youth
Focus/Key Strength
Workforce development, youth development, community building
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
Houston Based
Address
PO Box 924424
Houston, Tx 77292
Phone
713-550-3296
Website
www.paceyouth.org/
Project GRAD

Starting in ninth grade and continuing through college graduation and into careers, Project GRAD staff and volunteers support students at critical junctures of their educational path to make sure they accomplish their goals.

Primary Goal
Education
Target Population
High School
Focus/Key Strength
Academic Acheivement Support
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
Houston Based
Address
3000 Richmond, Suite 400
Houston, Tx 77098
Phone
832-325-032
Website
www.projectgradhouston.org
San Jacinto College – Men of Honor

 

Primary Goal
College Access
Target Population
Male College Students
Focus/Key Strength
College Success
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
Houston Based
Address
North Campus, Burleson Building, Room N7 .226
Houston, Tx
Phone
281-459-7101
Website
wwww.sanjac.edu/campus-life/student-organizations/organizations/north-campus-organizations/men-of-honor
SER Jobs

SER is a nonprofit community organization that educates and equips people in the Texas Gulf Coast Region who come from low-income backgrounds or who have significant barriers to employment.

Primary Goal
Workforce Development
Target Population
All
Focus/Key Strength
Vocational Training
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
Texas Based
Address
201 Broadway S Houston, Tx 77012
Phone
713.773.6000
Website
www.serhouston.org
Technology for All

We create educational, economic and personal opportunities for our clients and the communities in which they live.

Primary Goal
Education
Target Population
All
Focus/Key Strength
Technology Education and Access
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
Houston Based
Address
2220 Broadway St
Houston, Tx 77012
Phone
 (713) 454-6400
Website
www.techforall.org/
United Way of Greater Houston

United Way of Greater Houston engages caring people to improve lives and build a stronger community.

Primary Goal
Community Development
Target Population
All
Focus/Key Strength
Academic Acheivement Support
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
National Organization
Address
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, Tx 77007
Phone
713-685-2300
Website
www.unitedwayhouston.org
Upward Bound

With life skills courses, office work-study jobs, cooperate and government field trips and trips to cultural events at local theatres, museums and fairs, students learn how important a college education is to their quality of life.

Primary Goal
College Access
Target Population
High School
Focus/Key Strength
Education
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
National Organization
Address
UHD
Houston, Tx
Phone
713-221-8515
Website
www.uhd.edu/academics/university-college/upward/Pages/upward-index.aspx
Volunteers of America, Texas

Volunteers of America Texas is a human service organization dedicated to helping the vulnerable to reach their full potential.

Primary Goal
Social Services
Target Population
All
Focus/Key Strength
Social Services
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
National Organization
Address
4808 Yale Street
Houston, Tx 77018
Phone
817-529-7300
Website
www.voatx.org
Wesley Community Center

To invest in the potential of individuals and to create opportunities that strengthen families and build neighborhoods.

Primary Goal
College Access
All
Focus/Key Strength
Community Development and Social Services
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
Houston Based
Address
730 North Post Oak Rd
Houston, Tx 77018
Phone
817-529-7300
Website
www.voatx.org
Women's Resource of Greater Houston

We help women and girls make choices toward becoming independent, productive and financially stable.

Primary Goal
Outreach and Education
Target Population
High School
Focus/Key Strength
Education and Financial Literacy
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
Houston Based
Address
730 North Post Oak Rd
Houston, Tx 77024
Phone
713-667-4493
Website
www.thewomensresource.org/
WorkFaith Connection

WorkFaith is a Christ-centered organization that exists to encourage disadvantaged job seekers in their hope for a better future and to equip them with the skills and beliefs to gain employment and lead healthy, productive and spiritually rich lives.

Primary Goal
Workforce Development
Target Population
Adult
Focus/Key Strength
Training and Job Placement
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
Houston Based
Address
10120 Northwest Freeway, Suite 200
Houston, Tx 77092
Phone
713-984-9611
Website
/www.workfaithconnection.org/
Workforce Solutions (Gulf Coast Workforce Board)

"Workforce Solutions' extensive knowledge of the local labor market to access the talent, employment opportunities and resources needed to compete in today's economy."

Primary Goal
Workforce Development
Target Population
All
Focus/Key Strength
Workforce Education, Development, Training and Job Placement
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
Houston Based
Address
3555 Timmons, Suite 120
Houston, Tx 77027
Phone
 713-627-3200
Website
www.wrksolutions.com/
YMCA

Community is the cornerstone of the Y. Together, we connect active, engaged Greater Houston Area residents to build stronger communities.

Primary Goal
Youth Development
Target Population
All
Focus/Key Strength
Character Development
Best Practices
Scale/Outcomes
National Organization
Address
PO Box 3007
Houston, Tx 77253
Phone
713-659-5566
Website
www.ymcahouston.org