Houston, TX- SER-Jobs For Progress (Service Employment & Redevelopment) a program created by The US Department of the Navy, LULAC, and The GI Forum (AGIF) set a record with a large turnout and funds raised at their second annual gala titled “Built To Last.” More than three hundred forty attendees and corporate donors raised over two hundred thousand dollars for job training programs.
The event had many dignitaries and VIP’s in attendance including, Congressman Gene Green, Congresswoman Shiela Jackson-Lee, State Senator Mario Gallegos, Texas State Supreme Court Judge Eva Guzman, Judge Josefina Rendon, Judge Ed Emmett, City Council members Ed Gonzalez, Stephen Costello, Sheriff Garcia, and members of the Mexican Consulate.
This year Stan Marek and Cruz Hinojosa walked away with honors for their contribution and excellence in advancing the mission of SER’s job training programs. Other highlights of the program included recognition for Senator Gallegos for his continued support and graduate Frances Castaneda Dyess current president of the East End Chamber of Commerce.
According to Nory Angel, Executive Director and CEO of Ser-Jobs next year’s Gala will be the 48th year celebration of the organization and the many lives and families that have been transformed through the jobs training programs. The event was held was held at The Rice Lofts on April 20th.
SER-Jobs For Progress
SER-Jobs For Progress (Service Employment & Redevelopment) is a 501 (c3) non-profit community-based organization. Since 1965, SER has provided individuals from low-income, high-poverty, at-risk communities with the education, skills, training, and supportive services they need to be workforce ready, and financially responsible.
Within their broad range of services, SER specializes in preparing individuals for skilled labor, living-wage jobs in various industries and works with employers to meet their staffing needs. Visit www.serhouston.org to learn more about SER-Jobs For Progress.