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"Dream City" Home to Texas' Fourth EnVision Center
[One of the Arlington EnVision Center's lobby kiosks, which allows visitor to find services through a touch-screen system.]
One of the Arlington EnVision Center's lobby kiosks, which allows visitor to find services through a touch-screen system.
[The Arlington EC's opening at the city's Human Services Center was attended by HUD, City of Arlington, United Way and Arlington Housing Authority officials and staff;  Arlington residents; other EC service providers; and the media.]
The Arlington EC's opening at the city's Human Services Center was attended by HUD, City of Arlington, United Way and Arlington Housing Authority officials and staff; Arlington residents; other EC service providers; and the media.
[(l.) ADS Ben DeMarzo presents Arlington's EnVision Center designation certificate to (l.-r) Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams, Arlington resident LaCheryl Royal, Arlington United Way VP Regina Williams and Arlington HA Executive Director Mindy Cochran.  Secretary Carson sent congratulations via a video message.]
(l.) ADS Ben DeMarzo presents Arlington's EnVision Center designation certificate to (l.-r) Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams, Arlington resident LaCheryl Royal, Arlington United Way VP Regina Williams and Arlington HA Executive Director Mindy Cochran. Secretary Carson sent congratulations via a video message.

The home of the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers can now boast being the home of another important Texas institutionā€”it's fourth EnVision Center. The Arlington EnVision Center, located in the city's Human Services Center, received its official designation at an event held on February 27. Assistant Deputy Secretary for Field Policy and Management Ben DeMarzo spoke at the event and was joined by Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams and representatives from the EC's main partners: Mindy Cochran, the Executive Director of the Arlington Housing Authority and Regina Williams, Vice President of the United Way.

Secretary Carson also attended, in the form of a video offering his congratulations, which was received with audience applause. It was viewed on one of the EnVision Center's new touch screen kiosks, which will be located on the ground floor of the EC. The screen is divided among the four EC pillars, and when visitors walk in they can touch one of the pillars to find links to services directly related to their needs.

During the event, Arlington resident LaCheryl Royal spoke about her move to "Dream City" from West Texas and how she used the services the center offers to reach her goals. After attending financial classes in the very same room where the opening event was held, she worked hard to move forward, and recently received her teacher certification. She said, "Anyone can dream here, but first you have to envision the dream."

Texas' other EnVision Centers are located in Fort Worth, San Antonio and Brownsville.