Transformance, an integrated financial capability nonprofit, is set to open its long-awaited Economic Empowerment Center the first week of January. Over a year in the making, the redesigned and renovated lower floor of Transformance’s corporate headquarters in Dallas will provide multiple workspace options for other nonprofits and community organizations to conduct social services outreach.
“The EEC was created to be a place of common ground for the community, nonprofits and families who need a high-quality, affordable and convenient place for staging events,” stated Dr. Daniel B. Prescott Jr., interim president and CEO of the company.
It’s designed to offer three core components:
- Collaboration – Through an integrated services delivery model, Transformance is partnering with other nonprofits to provide social services and job services alongside their education, learning and development programs.
- Collective impact – By working together in a team-based environment, multiple servant leader-based organizations can offer a combined effort to better serve individuals and communities.
- Scale – The EEC is scalable and replicable in other communities across Texas and the nation. Thanks to technological advances and global thinking, services are no longer limited geographically. These strategic partnerships will create a network of services with a unified mission.
The EEC consists of approximately 7,000 square feet of space, of which 5,000 make up the main conference room. The additional 2,000 square feet is dedicated to co-working space. There are three large meeting rooms, all audio/video/wi-fi enabled. Workforce development, STEM programs, financial coaching, food pantry assistance, corporate volunteerism and financial education programs will all play a key role in the EEC.
For information on partnering with the EEC, please view the Economic Empowerment Center brochure on the web or contact Kim Hudspeth, property manager at Transformance, at (800) 249-2227.
Employees of architecture firm E4H Environments for Health’s Texas office took time Nov. 18 to package 20,000 meals that were later sent to hurricane survivors in Haiti. The employees, some of their spouses and friends and six volunteers from the University of Texas at Arlington College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs teamed up with nonprofit Numana Inc., an international hunger relief organization based in El Dorado, Kan.
E4H Texas also donated the $6,000 to Numana to cover the cost of the food, packaging and shipping to Mission of Hope in Haiti. Haiti continues to recover from the hurricane that hit earlier this year and the earthquake that hit in 2010.
“It was our way of showing thankfulness for the successes the company has had in recent years,” stated Casey Carlton, the event organizer and a company partner, in a press release.
The E4H Texas office in Arlington is known for designing hospitals and other health care facilities throughout the United States and internationally.