Moving Forward Together

“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.”

-Henry Ford.

The mock interviews, performed by volunteers in the business community are an integral part of the last week before graduation from the LegUp program. We are all excited as we prepare for their big day. Invitations have been sent, certificates printed, and everyone has the slightest air of anticipation about them as we move forward. During this process our clients get the chance to practice everything they have been taught through the LegUp Program cycle, by sitting down for a formal practice interview with a member of the business community. This real world testing allows for feedback and encouragement, to better facilitate the future successes of our graduates-to-be.

Were it not for you, moving forward with us, as donors and volunteers, our clients would not have the chances for success that they do now. We gratefully encourage you to continue moving forward with us, as the LegUp succeeds in preventing and ending homelessness through advocacy, support, and friendship.

-The LegUp Team

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Welcome to our newest staff member!

Kate Morrell, Executive Assistant

The LegUp Team is excited to welcome writer, Kate Morrell!

She comes to the LegUp with 10 years of creative writing experience and a heart for servant leadership. Having grown up in an environment of community volunteerism, Kate has spent much of her life volunteering with many organizations including, The Center of Hope, doing relief work through the Salvation Army, working for environmental sustainability in the Sierra Club, and investing in children’s literacy through summer reading programs. She believes strongly in our mission: the prevention and ending of homelessness through advocacy, support and friendship.
Kate is currently pursuing her degree from Oregon State University, in environmental sustainability. She lives in the Historic Southside of Fort Worth with her boyfriend, Patrick, their two rescued pit bulls, and two rescued tortoise-shell cats.

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Meet Alicia Garcia

Friends, meet Alicia Garcia. Alicia is a 24 year old graduate of Hill Crest High School in Dallas, and has been living with her four year old at Presbyterian Night Shelter’s Morris Foundation Women & Children’s Center since January 2016 after escaping domestic violence at home. As a child, her family moved to Texas from Mexico City, however they did not properly immigrate into the United States. Since taking the first steps toward independence, Alicia has been working with Catholic Charities to achieve legal status in the U.S. so she can legally work in order to provide for her daughter. Case managers at Catholic Charities are anticipating her work Visa will arrive in January 2017. In the mean time, Alicia is ready to roll up her sleeves and do whatever she can to earn cash! So far she has helped out with housekeeping for two families and the comments have been, “my house hasn’t been this clean since before we had kids,” or “she worked hard and we want her back!”

Alicia is vibrant, articulate and kind. She’s enthusiastic about beginning her adult life again. We agree with Alicia when she says her future is bright and full of possibility!!

Join us in giving Alicia a Leg Up! She’s doing all the right things, taking all the right steps to ensure a safe and secure future for her and her daughter. Please share her story with anyone who may be able to help her with work while she waits for her Visa.

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High Five Larry!!

Friends, we are so excited for Leg Up client, Larry Taylor, as he is prepped and ready for his second interview tomorrow at PCI Industries! Many thanks to all who donated items that got him outfitted for his next step into employment. Fingers crossed and best wishes, Larry! We know you’re going to do great!! High five!

Happiness is #doingmoretogether 🙂

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