In the true spirit of the holiday season, SER National and the SER Network of Affiliates extend a warm invitation to all to join in the Christmas spirit of giving and receiving, love, and joy. For almost 60 years, SER Jobs for Progress and its network of affiliates have been committed to developing and nurturing diverse services and programs that make a meaningful impact in our communities. More than 1,000,000 individuals walk through our doors across over 200 locations nationwide annually, which is a testament to our dedication to fostering positive change.

“This milestone of six decades is a celebration of our ongoing commitment to economic equity and a better quality of life for those we touch,” remarked Ignacio Salazar, SER National President and CEO. “For us, it is not about where a person is starting that determines how we view their potential for the future. Instead, we see the blessing of opportunities to make a difference in people’s lives for them and their families. This is our spirit of giving year-round.”

SER has evolved to focus on a mission that contributes to advancing a better quality of life for all individuals. Our programs cater to diverse needs, ensuring participants learn the skills necessary to embark on small business ventures, transition from manual farm labor to other fulfilling careers, and provide seniors with opportunities to engage in meaningful service within their communities. We also recognize the importance of preparing men and women for the future by offering training in high-tech pathways, ensuring they are well-equipped for the jobs of tomorrow.

As we approach the end of the year, job gains have continued at an impressive pace, with Americans experiencing significant growth in employment opportunities. Our commitment is to encourage everyone to strive for their best purpose in life. “In this season of gratitude and celebration, may we reflect upon our blessings and share the good news with others,” said Salazar. “And may we count the gift of work and purpose among our many rich blessings this time of year. It’s when we reflect on the year that has passed and look forward to the year ahead.”

This holiday season, SER National invites you to join hands with us in spreading joy, hope, and love. Together, let us celebrate the spirit of giving, embody the values of compassion and empathy, and look forward to a brighter and more prosperous future for all.