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

Title VI Notice

Educational Programs Inspiring Communities, Inc.

Educational Programs Inspiring Communities, Inc operates its program with regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age or disability in accordance with applicable laws, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and ORS Chapter 659A.

To request additional information on Ride With HEART’s Title VI non-discrimination requirements, or if any person believes they have been aggrieve by an unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI or other applicable law and would like to file a complaint, contact us at 713-692-4278 or email rcastillo@heartprogram.org.
For more information visit www.heartprogram.org.

A complaint can also be filed directly with the Federal Transit Administration: Office of Civil Rights, ATTN: Title VI Program coordinator, East Building, 5th Floor-TCR, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE Washington, DC 20590.

If information is needed in another language contact rcastillo@heartprogram.org.

Click below to access our Title VI Complaint Form:

Title VI Complaint Form


*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: