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Partners In Employing Houston

We work with community, education and employer partners to guide Houston towards a diverse and inclusive workforce. They’re here to help us help you.

Founding Partners

Houston Back on Track is an employer-led job recovery initiative developed by the Greater Houston Partnership and Boston Consulting Group with leadership from Matt Morris, former CEO of Stewart Title, and Chase Robison, former CEO of Avalon Advisors.

Our founding partners include Change Happens, FastForward Works, Upskill Houston, Houston Community College, Houston Methodist, LinkedIn, Lone Star College, Mustang Cat, Primary Services, San Jacinto College, Silver Eagle Distributors, Dress for Success Houston, Houston Area Urban League, Houston Food Bank, LISC, United Way of Greater Houston and Wesley Community Center.

Employer Partners

Our employer partners have current hiring needs for high-quality, long-term jobs and want to help guide Houston’s economic recovery.

Community Partners

Our community partners act as the “boots on the ground” and coordinate with all Houston Back on Track partners to carve out the pathways to lead you to quality jobs and long-term success.
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Houston Area Urban League.
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Education Partners

Our education partners provide comprehensive training, certification programs and direction to help you become a prime candidate for the job you want.
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Public Partners

Our public partners help us take care of even more by providing additional resources to support you in your journey towards a new career.
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About Our Partners


To provide faith-based training and coaching for anyone who desires long-term employment.

Step 1: Job Search Accelerator

This online class is designed to help you jump-start your job readiness preparation. Learn how to set yourself apart in the application and interviewing process while also receiving spiritual support and the training needed to achieve long-term success.

Step 2: Career Coaching

You will be matched with a career coach from our team of qualified career coaches who will work one-on-one with you and provide helpful tips, as well as resources, to help you get the most out of your job search and prepare for upcoming interviews.

Step 3: Land Your Job

Your coach will help you find the job that's right for you from our network of employers. Browse and apply to hundreds of openings on our job board, and your coach will work with the employer to ensure that you land an interview with the employer who's right for you.

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Wesley Community Center

To invest in the potential of individuals and create opportunities to strengthen families and build neighborhoods.

Wesley Community Center is anchored in the Near Northside and provides an array of social services to families in their neighborhood and throughout Houston. Their 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.

Wesley Community Center works with Houston area education partners such as San Jacinto College to provide the education and certifications needed for individuals interested in the Medical Career path, who do not currently have the necessary skills or credentials to pursue a position today. They also work closely with area hospital systems on what positions are open in order to steer people toward sustainable careers in the medical community.

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United Way of Greater Houston

United Way of Greater Houston engages caring people to improve lives and build a stronger community.

For 100 years United Way of Greater Houston has brought together diverse partners and approaches to get to the root of complex challenges holding people back. Guided by research and data, United Way invests in high-quality programs to create the opportunity for individuals and families in the Greater Houston community to thrive. We do this by leading, serving, influencing and convening the nonprofit social services sector to deliver quality services with exceptional outcomes.

United Way serves the poverty population and ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed - 14% living in poverty + 33% ALICE) by providing the opportunity to attain sustainable quality of living via: financial stability, early child and youth development, health care and safety net. We serve Fort Bend, Harris, Montgomery and Waller counties.

Services available include Computer Based/Digital Skills Training, Bridge training programs including soft-skills and job search skills, Job Readiness, Vocational Training and Employment/Career Coaching.

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Civic Heart

Empowering people to help themselves.

Since 1989, Change Happens! has fulfilled its mission by providing a variety of programs focused on educating and enriching our youth, promoting pro-active healthcare measures and housing displaced families.

Change Happens works with HBOT referrals who make less than $37,000 per year. Their support offers internal soft skills training from resume writing, building relationships, working on a team, interview questions, and more as well as working with Houston Community College to support candidates who need training or certifications for a new career. They provide tuition and education expense and other supportive services as needed to help candidates get what they need to get a job and build a career. A case worker will then help them find the right job and support them for six months afterwards to ensure success. If a candidate doesn’t have a high school diploma and needs to complete a GED, they will help them get this so they can move to the next level.

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Houston Area Urban League

To enable Black people and other marginalized communities to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights.

The Houston Area Urban League (HAUL) believes that one of the best ways to improve the lives of those living in marginalized communities is by ensuring individuals obtain economic self-reliance. Our Workforce Development and Training program's mission is to increase the ability of the individuals they serve to gain employment by acquiring marketable skills, ensuring economic stability and independence.

An orientation is offered twice monthly to outline the program and discuss work readiness training offerings such as presentation skills, conflict resolution, mock interviews, dress for success and business etiquette. HAUL also offers support services including transportation and clothing assistance, money management, budgeting and credit enhancement, job referrals and job placement assistance. Once candidates have completed orientation and want to receive services, a career coach will meet one on one to understand individual needs.

HAUL partners with Houston Community College and University of Houston for occupational skills training programs and also offers urban apprenticeships jobs programs.

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Houston Food Bank

Food for better lives.

Around 1 million people in the 18 southeast Texas counties served by Houston Food Bank are considered food insecure, meaning they lack consistent access to enough nutritious food to fuel a healthy life. In order to address this issue, the Houston Food Bank distributes food and other essentials to those in need through a network of more than 1,600 community partners. In addition, we also provide programs and services aimed at helping families achieve long-term stability including nutrition education, job training, health management, and help in securing state-funded assistance.

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With residents and partners, LISC forges resilient and inclusive communities of opportunity across America – great places to live, work, visit, do business and raise families.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) of Houston’s strategy is to increase the capacity and resources available to help communities thrive. LISC believes in the power of families to serve as a critical unit of change and when they can impact the ability of one individual family to stabilize and thrive, we move the needle on addressing the overall community.

Through LISC’s Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) model created in partnership with the Annie E Casey Foundation’s Center for Working Families, and implemented in Houston in 2011, local partners offer holistic services to individuals across the region. Services available through the FOCs include access to income support, vocational training, career coaching, job placement, financial literacy and coaching, and access to financial products. Since the launch in 2011, LISC’s FOC network has served over 13,000 individuals. LISC also convenes and supports a network of Business Development Organizations (BDOs) serving the Greater Houston region.

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To build stable families, a dynamic workforce and vibrant communities...together!

MAM, Memorial Assistance Ministries, envisions a Houston of boundless opportunities, filled with hope, stability and belonging. Their philosophy of service is one of personalized support, believing that every client is capable, creative, and whole. As responsible stewards, they are grounded in faith, offering hope, preserving dignity, and open to all. MAM is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all of its clients, employees, volunteers, and vendors. MAM’s Career Services include: Job Coaching, Employment Certification Program (ECP), Vocational Training, Pathways for Young Adults and Employment Services for English Learners along with language services including: English Classes (ESL), Citizenship Classes, Digital Literacy and GED Preparation Classes. MAM also provides work support, such as gas vouchers, Metro cards, clothing vouchers, uniform and work boots. For those who successfully completed their program and find at least a part time job, they offer rent and utility assistance up to three months through the STEP (Short Term Empowerment Process) Program. Their Financial Education and Coaching program help people develop a budget, improve credit score, open a bank account, increase savings and reduce debts. They follow up with our clients for up to five years.

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Become A Houston Back On Track Partner

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