Better Business Bureau Report for
SER Jobs For Progress

Better Business Bureau Report issued December 2015
Better Business Bureau Report expires December 2016


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Charity Contact Information

Name: SER Jobs For Progress
Address: 201 Broadway
  Houston, TX 77012
Phone: 713-773-6000
Web Address: www.serhouston.org
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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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Programs

              

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 2013 included: o Prepared more than 527 low-income seniors (55 and older) with on-the-job training to re-enter the workforce; o Served 330 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 Served 303 veterans with specialized services aimed at successfully transitioning service men and women into the civilian workforce; o Provided more than 955 people with Job Readiness training; and, Served more than 2,115 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, 2014, SER Jobs For Progress's program expenses were:

  
Youth Programs 2,280,017
Adult programs 1,275,328
Senior Programs 139,196
Other Programs 115,211
Veteran Programs 18,581
Total Program Expenses: $3,828,333
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Governance

              

Chief Executive : Nory Angel, Executive Director/CEO
Compensation*: 
$164,216

Chair of the Board: John Lagace
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Retired Engineer

Board Size: 11

Paid Staff Size: 45

*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 2% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $4,457,767, 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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Financial

              

The following information is based on SER Jobs For Progress's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2014.

Source of Funds  
Federal grant revenue 1,932,383
Other grant revenue 1,701,293
United Way revenue 639,071
Fundraising 154,702
Rental income 151,644
Other income 36,207
Contributions and donations 30,318
Investment income 470
Total Income $4,646,088


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Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 88%  Fund Raising: 2%  Administrative: 4%  Other Expenses: 6%

Total income $4,646,088
Program expenses $3,828,333
Fund raising expenses 80,340
Administrative expenses 159,582
Other Expenses 237,891
Total expenses $4,306,146
Income in Excess of Expenses 339,942
Beginning net assets 2,032,698
Ending net assets 2,372,640
Total liabilities 723,113
Total assets $3,095,753


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Complaints

              

The BBB has processed no customer complaints on this charity in its three year reporting period.

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