Posts Tagged 'community'

Benefits of Hiring a Person Experiencing Homelessness

Daniel MabryHouston’s homeless population is much more than a statistic or number. They have a name, a voice, feelings, and dignity. They are a part of our community, and I solemnly believe it is our obligation to assist people experiencing homelessness. Among all the causes of homelessness, unemployment contributes to a major 35% portion of it. Therefore, I challenge Houston businesses to expand your understanding of the homeless situation in our community. You are the key to helping our community grow. Together, let us explore the benefits of hiring a person experiencing homelessness. Continue reading ‘Benefits of Hiring a Person Experiencing Homelessness’

From Volunteer to Career

Daniel MabryTruth be told, finding a job is a job in itself. From creating resumes and completing applications to fine tuning your soft skills and interviewing techniques, it can be downright exhausting. You work so hard to obtain that paying job, so why in the world would a job seeker undertake volunteer work? For us to understand this conundrum, we need to explore the benefits of volunteering, and when is it applicable for the job seeker as an alternative option. Continue reading ‘From Volunteer to Career’

White Cane Safety Day

Cornelius BookerOctober is National Disability Awareness month. During the month of October there are many events and occasions that are celebrated to highlight the skills, capabilities and most importantly independence of people with disabilities. Continue reading ‘White Cane Safety Day’

JP Morgan Chase Summer Institutes 2016

Kristin ColeJoAnn KawamotoWhat a Summer!
At the 2016 JP Morgan Chase Summer Institutes, Workforce Solutions, partnering with Project GRAD and local community colleges, offered high school students an experience like no other. Continue reading ‘JP Morgan Chase Summer Institutes 2016’

What is Chronic Homelessness?

Thelisa LavergneOn a given night in Houston, Harris and Fort Bend Counties, more than 5,000 people spend the night in a shelter or somewhere on the street, in a park or in places not meant for human habitation, according to a recent report. While several thousand more individuals and families throughout the year find themselves temporarily homeless – living in motels, doubling up with family members or couch surfing at friends’ homes. It is just a matter of time before the temporarily homeless have to choose between going to a shelter and sleeping on the streets. Continue reading ‘What is Chronic Homelessness?’

Removing Barriers and Opening Doors of Opportunities for Young Adults

Kristin ColeThelisa Lavergne

Who and where are our young adults? And what are our they doing? Continue reading ‘Removing Barriers and Opening Doors of Opportunities for Young Adults’

What Can YOU Do?

Photo 57 (2)October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and a time to celebrate persons with disabilities in the workplace! Continue reading ‘What Can YOU Do?’