Mayor Turner Calls on More Employers to Join Hire Houston Youth Summer Program

Mayor Sylvester Turner urges Houston companies and organizations to join the hundreds of their counterparts who already participate in Hire Houston Youth, the trailblazing program that matches the city’s youth with summer jobs, internships and apprenticeships that pay at least $8 per hour for seven weeks. The program empowers applicants 16 to 24 years old to “learn and earn” as they plan and train for full-time jobs in Houston’s dynamic economy.

The addition of more employees to the program will enable it to reach the mayor’s goal of 10,000 jobs in summer 2019. HHY jobs have climbed by 2,500 every year since the mayor took office in 2016.

“An able and ready workforce is critical to ensure a strong economic future for Houston. I am committed to providing access to internships and job opportunities for our young people who live in the city. I call our corporate partners, other governmental entities, and community organizations to participate in the Hire Houston’s Youth program. Join us to increase access to quality ‘earning and learning’ opportunities for Houston’s youth,” Mayor Turner said. “We know we have made a sustainable, verifiable difference with HHY as it provides job learning, earning, experience, training and social connections.”

In lieu of providing summers jobs, employers can donate to the program, sponsor a subsidized youth to work at a non-profit organization and/or become vendor at a job or career fair.

To sign up, employers should visit and create an employer account. If you are unable to hire a youth, you can sponsor a youth to work at a non-profit by making a $2,500 tax-deductible contribution. If you wish to sponsor or support this program, please visit If you have questions, please contact [email protected].

A sampling of the wide variety of HHY employers:

AArrow Sign Spinners

Advancing STEM for Students


Alief Independent School District

ALTIUS Graphics

Amaanah Refugee Services

Ambassadors For Christ

AMC Katy Mills 20

Amegy Bank

American Pool Houston

Amerisource Realty (Marketing)

Apache Corporation

Apollo Answering Service

Baker’s Safe and Lock Co.

Bayou City Adventures

Bayside Printing Company, Inc.

Becks Prime Restaurants (Becks Prime Restaurants)

Black United Fund of Texas

Boys & Girls Clubs

Checkers Drive Thru


ChildCare Careers Children’s Museum of Houston (Children’s Museum of Houston)

Childrens Defense Fund Texas

Chinese Community Center

Cho-Yeh Camp & Conference Center

Citizens for Animal Protection

Citizens’ Environmental Coalition

City of Houston

Council Member Brenda Stardig

Council Member Karla Cisneros

Courtyard by Marriott

Covenant House Texas

Epiphany Community Health Outreach

Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center (J Camps)

Exterran Corporation

Families Empowered (Communications Team)

Fashion Glass & Mirror

Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment (Fifth Ward Community Redevelop)

Friends of Down Syndrome

Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council

Greater Houston Partnership

Group 1 Automotive

Harris County Appraisal District

Harris Health System

Hermann Park Conservancy

Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel

Houston Area Women’s Center

Houston Arts Alliance

Houston Ballet

Houston Botanic Garden

Houston Community College System

Houston Endowment Inc.

Houston Federation of Teachers

Houston First Corporation

Houston Foodbank

Houston Museum of Natural Science

Houston Public Library Foundation

Igloo Products Corp

Kids Robotic Foundation

Lake Houston Lawn Care, Inc.

McConnell & Jones LLP

McDonald’s Owners and Operators of Greater Houston

MD Anderson Cancer Center –

Memorial Assistance Ministries

Mental Health America of Greater Houston

Metropolitan Transit Authority

Project GRAD Houston

Rice University (Rice University Office of STEM)

Richmond Rosenberg Youth Sports Assoc.

Rotary Club of Hermann Park (Rotary Club of Hermann Park)

She’s Happy Hair

South Post Oak Recycling Center

Spring Branch ISD (Spring Branch ISD)

Student Conservation Association

Sugar Land Skeeters

Tetra Tech, Inc.

Texas Children’s Hospital (Human Resources)

Texas Conservation Corps at America

Texas Department of Transportation

The Chevalier Law Firm, PLLC

The Ensemble Theatre

The Gonzalez Group, LP

The Goodman Corporation

The Halal Guys

Toshiba International Corporation

TWRC Wildlife Center


United Airlines

United States Army

Urban Enrichment Institute

Urban Harvest, Inc.

Urban Schools Collaborative

YMCA of Greater Houston



Donors include:

Haynes and Boone, LLP

Yacari Consultants, LLC

Greater Greenspoint Redevelopment Authority

Daily Court Review Investments LTD.

  1. Samuels & Associates LLC

Houston Community College Foundation

The Interfield Group LLC

Gulf Coast Division Office


Cigna Health and Life

Verizon Wireless

Greater Houston Transportation

Houston Arts Alliance

Employment & Training Centers, Inc.

South Post Oak Recycling Center


Union Pacific Corporation

Comcast Corporation

Bridgeway Capital Management

HNTB Corporation

The Christine and Rob Johnson Family Fund

Midway Foundation

Perry Homes

Central Bank

EOG Resources, Inc.


Hoover Container Solutions, Inc.

GSL Industrial Partners, L.P.

NRG Retail Charitable Foundation

Gilbane Building Company


Mustang Machinery Company, LTD

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Silver Eagle Distributors Charitable Fund

Cadence Bank

Waste Management

OTG Charities

Yacari Consultants, LLC

Strada Education Network

Heery International Foundation, Inc.

Ampac Chemical Co., Inc.

Clark Condon Associates, Inc.

Midway Foundation

Henderson Rogers

Aviles Engineering Corp.

Perry Homes Foundation

Preferred Bank

The Awe and Wonder Foundation

Buckeye Partners, L.P.

CommunityBank of Texas N.A.

Lyondell Chemical Company


Piper Jaffray & Co.

The Friedkin Group

United Way of Greater Houston

NRG Retail Charitable Foundation

EOG Resources, Inc.

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Memorial Hermann Health System

Chevron Products Company

HNTB Corporation

Communities in Schools of Houston, Inc.

JP Morgan Chase Foundation

Con-Real LP