WorkTexas primarily will be accountable to its industry partners to ensure the curriculum and teaching align completely with the needs of its industry partners. WorkTexas will accomplish this focus by involving the partners directly in both curriculum development and enhancement, as well as in selecting and training the teachers who will deliver the instruction. The industry partners also will help WorkTexas create staffing opportunities ready to guarantee employment of the successful graduates of WorkTexas. Graduation means more than a piece of paper: it means a job and the beginning of a career.
Gallery Furniture is hosting the initial location for WorkTexas training and the high school, as well as industry partner in carpentry, horticulture, preschool, and culinary arts.
Our Training/Support partners provide trade skills training, apprenticeship, job placement services, life coaching, and other support services.
Construction & Maintenance Education Foundation (CMEF) — educational affiliate of ABC Greater Houston, and a non-profit 501 (c3) solely devoted to servicing the workforce development needs of the contractor community through programs ranging from craft and safety training to management and leadership instruction.
Houston Community College is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development, and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society.
The WorkFaith Connection is a Christ-centered 501 c(3) organization that exists to provide faith-based training and coaching for anyone who desires long-term employment. Our Christ-centered values paired with our highly-structured program help students increase their value and confidence which is needed for successful transitions back into the workforce.
Avenue 360 Health & Wellness offers a holistic solution for those seeking a medical home. The patient is the center of our model, giving our patients a collaborative choice for their healthcare needs. We care for the whole person, whether it’s a medical diagnosis and treatment, a pharmacy, preventative care, housing, or access to a community wellness worker.
Combined Arms is a collaborative impact organization that is using an innovative approach to technology and service delivery to disrupt the veteran transition experience. By providing comprehensive support to military members and their families as they transition to civilian life, we are accelerating veteran transition in order to deliver maximum impact on Texas.
We are a local, non-profit, Managed Care Organization (MCO) offering Children’s Medicaid (STAR) and CHIP programs. We also offer plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Community Health Choice has a network of 10,000 doctors and 77 hospitals.
The Houston Food Bank is a solution to both hunger and food waste. America’s largest and nationally recognized, the Food Bank distributes 104 million nutritious meals through its network of 1,500 community partners in southeast Texas, feeding 800,000 individuals each year.
As a full-service, Federally Qualified Health Center, Legacy identifies unmet needs and gaps in health-related services and develops client-centered programs to address those needs. A United Way-affiliated agency since 1990, we currently provide adult primary care, pediatrics, dental care, vision services, behavioral health services, OB/GYN and maternity, vaccinations and immunizations, health promotion and community outreach, wellness and nutrition, and comprehensive HIV/AIDS care.
Lone Star Legal Aid’s mission is to protect and advance the civil legal rights of the millions of Texans living in poverty in its 76 county service area by providing free advocacy, legal representation, and community education that ensures equal access to justice.
Main Street Ministries Houston is dedicated to sharing the love of Christ and empowering our community’s most vulnerable to experience stability, purpose and renewal. We are a Christian community that seeks to love our neighbors, deepen our faith and enrich our city by helping vulnerable community members build stable, meaningful lives. Most of the men, women and families we serve have experienced challenges related to cycles of poverty, homelessness, substance abuse, and incarceration. Serving one another in love and grace, we discover purpose and hope that lead us all to our fullest God-given potential.
NAM’s mission is to strive to meet basic human needs through Neighbors Helping Neighbors. NAM’s vision, grounded in its mission and true to its values, is a community in which Neighbors care for Neighbors through collaborative efforts with area congregations, community partners, donors and volunteers. Resources are pooled and leveraged to meet basic needs and to help individuals regain their self-sufficiency, thereby creating a safer and more stable community for all.
Wesley Community Center is a Houston nonprofit organization, anchored in the Near Northside, providing an array of social services to families in our neighborhood and throughout Houston. Our services include Early Head Start, childcare, after school and summer care for school-aged youth, food for struggling families, meals and activities for seniors, and a financial opportunity center for individuals to gain the skills they need to become financially stable.