This Week in Houston’s Buzz: Career and Recovery Resources, Inc. Twenty-First Annual Barrier Breaker Award Luncheon

Career and Recovery Resources, Inc. Twenty-First Annual Barrier Breaker Award Luncheon

Texas State Rep. Ron Reynolds, Texas State Rep. Alma Allen, Tyrone Willis and Jonathan Sprinkles

On Tuesday, June 27, 2017, the Career and Recovery Resources, Inc. held its Twenty-First Annual Barrier Breaker Award Luncheon from 11:30 – 1:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Houston, 1200 Louisiana at Polk, Houston, Texas. The Emcees were Cynthia Cisneros (VP Community Affairs, ABC 13-KTRK Television) and Spencer Tillman (Author & Fox Sports Sr. Analyst). Video remarks were presented by The Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee (U.S. Congressional Member 18th District of Texas), The Honorable Pete Olson (U.S. Congressional Member 22nd District of Texas), and David Mincberg (Comments and Proclamations). Over $237,000 was raised at the luncheon.

Video Tributes: Mayor Sylvester Turner (City of Houston) and Robert Eckels (Former County Judge), Awards Presentation: Star Client Recognition, Steven Wells – Veterans Program, Vernon August – Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services, Jocelyn Burks – Employment Services Program, Paterra W. – Alternative Program, Lainie Gordon (Luncheon Co-Chair), Gary Tuma (Board Chair), The Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee and The Honorable Pete Olson, (Capital Campaign Honorary Co-Chairs), Christine A. Romsdahl and Honorable Tom S. Ramsey (Capital Campaign Co-Chairs), Dr. Vernus C. Swisher (Chief Executive Officer) Celebrating 72 Years of Service.

Vision: To be the premier agency providing services for people with barriers

Mission: To help people identify and overcome barriers to employment

                                                                    Attendees

Texas State Rep. Ron Reynolds, Georgia Provost and Texas Southern University President Dr. Austin Lane

                Marina Coryat and Texas State Rep. Senfronia Thompson

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Former County Judge Robert Eckels