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Ask the Experts workshop

Ask the Experts

Posted December 10

SER's small business program will be presenting a panel of experts on Saturday, December 14th from 10 am - 12 pm at... Read more...

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Posted June 24

A new study shows that unemployed individuals who volunteer are 27% more likely to find work than those who don't.... Read more...

Youth & Young Adults

SER is committed to serving youth & young adults in their educational and vocational pursuits. Recent exciting developments have enabled SER to offer FREE education, training, and employment services for out-of-school youth and young adults, ages 14-24!

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to gain valuable job skills, access a variety of supportive resources, and secure employment in today's fastest growing industries! Take advantage of opportunities to obtain vocational training scholarships in over 30 high-skill, high-growth occupations, reach educational goals (including obtaining your GED), gain financial literacy, and get personal career coaching before landing an internship or good paying job.

Opportunities are limited--Contact us TODAY! 713-773-6000

Yazmin (x130), Dorian (x126), Imicuk (x135), Jimmy (x167), or Daniel (x123).


This Way Ahead


In collaboration with Gap Inc., SER is excited to present a new opportunity for our clients through the This Way Ahead (TWA) program! Youth & young adults ages 16-21 will participate in a series of 16 workshops to over the course of 8 weeks (beginning the week of March 24th) where they will learn to get and keep a job or internship. Upon completion, 25 of those youth will be selected for 12-week paid internships with Gap, Old Navy, or Banana Republic that could potentially lead to part time, full time, or seasonal employment. TWA students not selected for these internships will still be eligible for SER's other summer work experience programs. 




YouthBuild Houston

If you're interested in getting your GED and paid work experience in the construction industry, YouthBuild Houston wants to help you! If you're 18-24 and committed to improving your life, contact Shane at (713)773-6000 ext.108 to enroll in YouthBuild Houston. 


Helping Young People Excel (HYPE)

Youth & Young Adults ages 16-21 who are out of high school (dropped out, graduated, in college, etc.) can get the help they need to pursue educational goals (GED, college, vocational education), obtain internships & employment, and successfully transition into adulthood. SER provides these services for low-income youth & young adults who are facing a multitude of barriers to employment in Harris, Chambers, Fort Bend, Brazoria, and Galveston Counties.

If you or someone you know are interested, please call (713)773-6000 to speak to our HYPE team: Dorian (ext.126), Yazmin (130), and Jimmy (x167).



Project Jump Start

Project Jump Start is specially designed for youth 14-21 who have been involved in the juvenile justice system somehow within the past 12 months. If you or someone you know is interested in joining the program or have any questions, contact Imicuk at (713)773-6000 ext. 135



Summer Work Experience

SER is proud to be one of Houston's leading providers of summer work experience and internships for youth 16-21. In the past we have been able to provide these services thanks to the generous support & cooperation of partners like Bank of America, the City of Houston, and others. Check back here regularly or "like" our Facebook page for updates and new opportunities!


If your company or organization is interested in hosting SER interns, offering work experience opportunities (often at no expernse to the company), or providing job shadowing opportunities for our clients, please contact our Internship Specialist, Sha'Vonne Ironche at 713.773.6000 x134.