Better Business Bureau Report for
SER Jobs For Progress

Better Business Bureau Report issued February 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires February 2015

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Charity Contact Information

Name: SER Jobs For Progress
Address: 201 Broadway
  Houston, TX 77012
Phone: 713-773-6000
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1965, Texas
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: SER's mission is to enhance the quality of life in the Hispanic Community and other communities in need by providing education, training, and employment services that fulfill the needs in individuals, businesses, and communities.

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Evaluation Conclusions


SER Jobs For Progress meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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SER Jobs For Progress has programs for seniors, for people with disabilities, for youth, for adults, and for people affected by Hurricane Ike. Services also include an employment and training program. SER’s successes in 2012 included: o Prepared more than 300 low-income seniors (55 and older) with on-the-job training to re-enter the workforce; o Served 395 youth and young adults (17-24 years of age) with career exploration, training in a high skill, high growth occupation, summer jobs, and educational support services (including GED attainment); o Supported 276 people on the road to financial independence through our bundled financial services; o Expanded our capacity to serve veterans with specialized services aimed at successfully transitioning service men and women into the civilian workforce; o Created 6 microenterprises and expanded 5 existing small business via our small business development services; o Provided more than 600 people with Job Readiness training; and, Served more than 2,000 individuals overall with the education, training, and employment services needed to transform their lives…one job at a time.

For the fiscal year ended August 31, 2013, SER Jobs For Progress's program expenses were:

Employer, Education & Training: Adult Programs 1,160,030
Youth Programs 430,757
Senior Programs 165,552
Other Programs 100,613
Veteran Programs 30,826
Disabilities Programs 14,102
Total Program Expenses: $1,901,880
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Chief Executive : Nory Angel, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: John Lagace
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: WorleyParsons, Chief Engineer

Board Size: 12

Paid Staff Size: 40

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were % of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,680,204, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on SER Jobs For Progress's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Federal grant revenue 1,182,231
United Way revenue 499,336
Other grant revenue 487,346
Rental Income 152,504
Other Income 77,946
Contributions and Donations 10,627
Investment Income 927
Net assets released from restrictions
Total Income $2,410,917


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 86%  Fund Raising: Less than 1%  Administrative: 4%  Other Expenses: 10%

Total income $2,410,917
Program expenses $1,901,880
Fund raising expenses 988
Administrative expenses 98,249
Other Expenses 233,195
Total expenses $2,234,312
Income in Excess of Expenses 176,605
Beginning net assets 1,856,093
Ending net assets 2,032,698
Total liabilities 548,533
Total assets $2,581,231

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 The BBB has processed no complaints about this organization in the past 36 months, our standard reporting period.

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