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

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


Pizza Training & Employment
In 2012, H.E.A.R.T. was named the exclusive vendor of Papa John’s branded pizza at the new BBVA Compass Stadium...
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 70 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 2018* H.E.A.R.T. is offering a 4-week summer internship opportunity for special needs individuals 16 and up…
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

*Summer 2018* H.E.A.R.T. is offering a 4-week summer internship opportunity for special needs individuals 16 and up.  Contact rcastillo@heartprogram.org for more information. The internship will be Monday-Friday July 9 – August 3, 2018 from 8am-5pm.  Interns must be ages 16 and up and have a developmental disability.  Application Deadline: June 22,  2018

NEW FOR 2018:  Scholarships are available thanks to generous support from the Wells Fargo Foundation.  To find out if you are eligible for a scholarship, first, you must apply to the internship and be selected.  After selections, we will work with you to determine if you are eligible for a scholarship.

Click below for more information and for our internship application form:


Thursday 3/29 is the first official day of the PGA Tour Houston Open.  HEART really needs volunteers on Thursday to help us kick off the tournament. It is predicted to be a gorgeous day.  And, it will be very busy!  Volunteers need to wear khaki pants and a T-shirt and BRING A HAT.  We’ll give you a HEART T-shirt to wear while you’re volunteering. Contact ychang@heartprogram.org for more details.

Here is the link to sign-up online: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040444afae29aa8-heart14