News & Updates
Hire Houston Youth Career & Resource Fair:
Winter Storm Relief Fund
Houston Hire Youth Program
Apply for jobs and Internships
Workforce Solutions: Summer Programs
2021 Summer Youth Employment Initiative
2021 Summer Earn & Learn
Summer Earn and Learn is offered this summer for students with disabilities between the ages of 14-22 and who are enrolled in school.
Texas Workforce Commission pays the wages and students can earn $10 an hour for approximately 180 hours during the summer.
Thurgood Marshall: College Fund
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory Paid Summer Internship for STEM Students
Date: June 2, 2021 – August 13, 2021
Computing Virtual Internship Program remote 10-weeks
AAMA Work and Learn Center:
Paid Career Training from March 15-May 7
Our program is designed for young adults ages 16-24 who are disconnected from work and school.
We are excited to begin interviewing and accepting students for this upcoming cohort
Our 8-week program will cover basic principles of Design and Digital Literacy, as well as help young people develop essential skills in Career Readiness.
Specifically, we aim to reach young adults who are not enrolled in high school or higher education, and who are unemployed or underemployed.
We award our students with a stipend for program participation paid in two intervals in the middle and at the end of the 8-week training.
After the 8-week training, we continue to support our students toward employment, internship, and educational goals. Additionally, our students have the opportunity to apply for paid positions as designers in our Work and Learn Center Enterprise.
How to apply:
The preliminary application can be found here: https://www.aama.org/wlc-application/
We also welcome direct referrals! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to directly refer a youth or young adult to our program.
El Centro de Corazon: COVID-19 Testing Site
Baylor College of Medicine: Teen Health Clinic
Do you have inquires about funding and specific questions about each program?
If so, please visit www.hccs.edu/fast-track
Warrior-Scholar Project has opened the application for summer 2021! What is Warrior-Scholar Project? In short, these are academic boot camps run in partnership with outstanding colleges and universities for enlisted veterans or transitioning service members pursuing or hoping to pursue an undergraduate degree.
To complete application please click on link below
If you have any questions regarding admissions, please contact the outreach and admissions team at email@example.com.
Living English Lessons with Houston Public Library
FREE English lessons designed to help you live, work, and play here in Houston. Pick your class, register for a live lesson, or watch videos on demand. Click on the link below to find out more:
Behavioral Health Resources
HCC’s TRIO Educational Opportunity Center
The TRIO Educational Center (EOC) is a federally funded program at Houston Community College that provides information on career training, high school equivalency preparation, college readiness classes and financial aid application assistance to individuals in the Houston and surrounding areas who qualify for services.
All Services are free.
- Assistance with the completion of college admission and financial aid applications
- Career planning and counseling
- Entrance examination information
- Financial literacy and student loan default counseling
- Personal Counseling
- Information on post-secondary educational programs including trade and vocational schools
- Referrals for public assistance and services
- Referral to adult basic education and GED classes as needed
- Scholarship information and assistance
- Testing workshops
Although employment information is sometimes available, EOC is NOT a job placement service. EOC helps students who wish to apply for financial aid. The program DOES NOT provide financial assistance for educational or other purposes.
You are eligible to participate in the EOC program if you:
- Are a high school senior and 19 years of age or older; and
- Are a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident or are in the U.S. for other than a temporary purpose and can provide evidence from the Immigration and Naturalization Service of your intent to become a permanent resident; and
- Express a desire to enroll, or are enrolled in a program of postsecondary education, and request information or assistance in applying for admission to, or financial aid for such a program; and
- Do not have a four-year college degree; and/or
- A veteran regardless of age if you satisfy the eligibility requirements listed above
If you think you may be eligible for EOC services please complete an application.
For more information, please visit: hccs.edu/trioeoc
If you have any further questions about our program, please contact Dr. LaTonya Brown at 713-718-6330 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Educational Opportunity Center
Houston Community College MC1638
6815 Rustic Houston, TX 77087
HISD launches ‘Let’s Stay Connected’ mental health hotline for students and parents
The Houston Independent School District has announced the launch of Let’s Stay Connected, a mental health hotline for students and parents to provide emotional, social, and psychological support to students and parents who feel the need for assistance.
Students and parents may call the Let’s Stay Connected Hotline at 713-556-1340 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Trained staff from HISD’s Social and Emotional Learning Department are available to offer counseling, mental health education, and make referrals in English and Spanish.
“One of the consequences of the COVID-19 crisis we have seen is an increase in the need for mental health support among our students and parents,” Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan said. “May is Mental Health Awareness Month so what better time to launch our hotline to address families’ needs in a way that is easily accessible and at no cost to them.”
Callers to the hotline may remain anonymous.
All HISD staff members are reminded they have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which may be reached by calling 833-812-5181 and is offered at no cost to employees.
HISD Mental Health HOTLINE NUMBER: 713-556-1340
Available Hours: 24/7
Houston Community College (HCC) has launched a new initiative, JobsNowHouston.org, showcasing in-demand occupations and the accelerated certificate programs offered by HCC needed to obtain these jobs.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced more than 1.5 million Texans to file for unemployment. However, across the state, nearly 481,000 job openings have been posted in the last several months. The focus of this initiative is to let Houstonians know that there are jobs available right now, and encourage them to come train at HCC for in-demand industries, such as healthcare, logistics, manufacturing, information technology, and construction.
HCC has 270 certifications and 100 instructional programs in these fields; many of which are offered online or in hybrid delivery models designed to safely train Houston’s future workforce.
We are all in this together to get Houstonians back to work and our economy going again. Visit our website JobsNowHouston.org to learn more and get the training you need today!
HCC is offering GED classes virtually.
Below is a link to register.
Legacy Community Health
Is still open and taking appointments via telehealth or in clinic for OB, Pediatrics, Family Medicine and Behavioral Health.
For more information please click on link below