MAVS FOUNDATION REVAMPS TECH CENTER FOR FORMER OFFENDERS
JULY 13, 2022 (FORT WORTH, TX) – Volunteers of America (VOA) Texas is one of 25 organizations that received a total of $1 million combined from the Mavs Foundation. With their donation, VOA Texas received new furniture, laptops, a privacy booth, new wall mural and new books to revamp the computer lab inside of its residential re-entry center (RRC), which serves as a resource center for former offenders transitioning from prison back into the community.
Since mid-May, the Mavs Foundation team, which includes volunteers, has been hard at work renovating the space, which will be unveiled at an open house Thursday, July 14, 2022.
DATE: THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2022
TIME: 10:30 A.M.
LOCATION: VOA TEXAS RRC, 2710 AVENUE J, FORT WORTH, TEXAS 76105
Each year, VOA Texas helps more than 1,200 former inmates to become productive members of society post incarceration in Texas. The computer lab at the center in Fort Worth is an essential part in the reintegration of the clients as they build their resumes, search and apply for employment.
The Mavs Foundation allocated over $1 million dollars to empower local children, women and families in need during the 2021-2022 season. The funding includes special projects and emergency aid – from building basketball courts and reading and learning centers, to meal delivery for homebound seniors, to healthcare for uninsured children, and continued support for those struggling during the pandemic.
ABOUT VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA TEXAS: Volunteers of America Texas is a Ministry of Service, that strengthens communities by helping the vulnerable reach their full potential. Services include addiction treatment, affordable housing, intellectual and developmental disabilities services, community re-entry programs and a continuum of support services that address the needs of the whole person. With locations in more than 30 urban and rural communities, Volunteers of America Texas has been helping those who need the most help for more than 100 years. For information, visit www.voatx.org.
ABOUT THE MAVS FOUNDATION: Over the past 25 years, the Mavs Foundation has provided grant funding totaling more than $8 million dollars to nonprofit organizations serving women, children and families in need. In addition to grants, the Mavs Foundation has built 51 safe Learn & Play spaces throughout the North Texas community, including 29 basketball courts and 22 Reading & Learning Centers. These spaces are designed to encourage healthy living and provide a safe place for children and residents, as well as expand learning opportunities and access to technology to support youth education programs, teen and adults job-skill training and other critical programs. Learn more at MavsFoundation.com.