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Shalawnda Wickware,
Project Director

Cell: 281-917-5926 

Houston-Young Aspiring Professionals
Project Office
12621 Bissonnet Street
Houston, Texas  77099
Tel: 281-372-8178 

Houston - Young Aspiring Professionals (YAP)

DESI is working in partnership with My Brother's Keeper Outreach Center to provide outreach, referrals, support services, job placement, and retention services.

Servicing the feeder patterns of Houston ISD’s Wheatley, Scarborough, and Kashmere High Schools; the Settegast and Denver Harbor neighborhoods.

Participating young adults are ages 18-29

Outreach, Assessment and Engagement in Paid Work Experience

Contextualized Adult Education and Skills Training

Transition to Employment and Post-secondary Education

• Paid Work Experience
• Pre-Apprenticeship
• Career Mentors
• On-the-Job Training

Industry Placement:

  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Logistics        

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