On Friday May 6, 2016, Houston’s Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Turnaround Houston’s new partnership with Rudy Rasmus, Pastor of St. John’s Church and founder of Bread of Life.
Turnaround Houston is a transformative concept launched by Mayor Sylvester Turner to address the barriers to employment that many Houstonians face. Turnaround Houston places an emphasis on assisting residents who are struggling to find work, especially those with a criminal record, and brings together entities that provide job training, mental health resources, educational services, as well as employers seeking applicants to satisfy their workforce needs.
The Mamas, who were in town for the Houston stop of The Formation World Tour, sang the national anthem to welcome Mayor Turner to the podium where the Houston Mayor spoke about Turnaround Houston and the plans to assist those in need with services including, but not limited to, résumé writing, job training, counseling and in applicable cases, tattoo removal. He then opened the floor to three men to share their compelling accounts of how they have been helped through Turnaround Houston.