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 2017* 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

Texas State Employees!!! The 24th Annual State Employee Charitable Campaign ends October 31 and your support is needed now more than ever!

HEART is SECC# 334186!  Please use this code to designate your SECC donation will benefit adults with intellectual challenges who are part of The H.E.A.R.T. Program!

The SECC is the only authorized workplace campaign for state agency and higher education employees throughout Texas. Thanks to legislation that created the SECC in 1993, employees of state agencies, junior and community colleges, and universities throughout Texas enjoy the benefit of giving to many of their favorite charities.  Last year, State of Texas employees demonstrated their generosity by raising $8,155,336.71 during the SECC, bringing the total amount given to more than $168 million since 1994!

The 2017 SECC statewide goal is $8,461,000.  Did you know? If half of the 267,000+ state employees each gave $65, we can meet this goal.  If you are a state employee, please join us and help spread the word that your support is needed now more than ever.  If you are not a state employee, but know one, please ask them to consider making a voluntary contribution. 

Thank you!

From setting up to registration to monitoring the contest holes, volunteers are greatly needed to ensure our 8th Annual “Golf with HEART” Tournament is run smoothly! Volunteers of all ages are welcome.  The tournament is Monday, October 16th at Tour 18 in Humble.  Contact ychang@heartprogram.org for shifts or to sign up to volunteer!