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 2016* 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

Saturday, February 13, 2016
H.E.A.R.T. is going Over the Edge to celebrate its 10th anniversary! Over the Edge is a unique event where supporters of H.E.A.R.T.’s mission raise funds from their friends and family in exchange for the once-in-a-lifetime experience of rappelling 14 stories down the METRO Headquarters in Downtown Houston to raise awareness for H.E.A.R.T!


Cheer on the Houston Rockets basketball team, and cheer on our H.E.A.R.T. Trainees working at every single home game!  You can find the H.E.A.R.T. team selling concessions in Section 119 inside Toyota Center.  Support our job training and employment programs for adults with developmental disabilities every time you’re at the game!