The home of the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers can now boast being the home of another important Texas institution—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.