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We hope you have been enjoying the wonderful spring-like weather. As we spring into March we have some great news to share with you! 

Thank you to, National Reentry Resource Center, for featuring an article on their website, on Family Pathfinders Adult Mentoring Program, Second Chance Act Grantee Achieves Dramatic Results for High-Risk Women.

February 22nd-27th was America Saves Week. Thank you to everyone who shared with us what your are #saving for!

Please remember to check out our upcoming events and share some  valuable resources with your mentees and coaching clients.

Staff SpotlightFirst
Sydney Friedrichs, & Robin Newland


  We are excited to announce that Sydney Friedrichs and Robin Newland have joined the Family Pathfinders team! Both of them come to us with a great passion to serving others and  an "I can do it" attitude. We are excited to grow our staff as they join with us in continuing to fulfill our mission within our community.

Welcome to our Team!
Adult Mentoring ProgramSecond
Keri Shelton, Agnes Blackwell, Gloria Vargas, Charla Adams, Lori Keys, & Toby Jones
Thank you to the National Reentry Resource Center, for featuring graduates of the Family Pathfinders adult Mentoring program! Unemployment, substance use, and mental health needs are just some of the barriers to successful reentry from incarceration that the women in Tarrant County's IDT program face. Despite these challenges, a group of 70 women who enrolled in Family Pathfinders' adult reentry Mentoring program smashed through the recidivism barrier. Although women in Tarrant County's IDT program historically recidivate at a rate of 50 percent or higher, less than 15 percent of women enrolled in the Mentoring program reoffended over a two-year period! The entire article can be seen at,
America Saves Week Second
America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations around the country to promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own saving status.  America Saves is a national campaign involving more than 1,000 non-profit, government, and corporate groups that encourages individuals and families to save money and build personal wealth. Overall management for the campaign is provided by the non-profit Consumer Federation of America (CFA), which is comprised of over 270 consumer education, advocacy, and cooperative organizations dedicated to advancing consumer interest.
Upcoming Events Events
Yes I Will Be There
  Mentor Mixer
Thursday, March 10
12:00pm - 1:00pm
4028 Calmont Avenue
Fort Worth

You are INVITED to lunch at Family Pathfinders!

Thank you for being a mentor! Please join us to discuss mentoring issues and celebrate successes. Together, we can answer questions and share how other mentors have handled challenging situations. We encourage you to attend even if you have not been matched yet, as it will give you an opportunity to ask questions, and hear how things are going with others. 
Mentor Training
Saturday, March 12
9:00am - 3:00pm
2601 Clover Lane
Fort Worth

Please forward this newsletter to family and friends who are interested in becoming mentors. We have many wonderful opportunities in mentoring for those looking for a meaningful volunteer experience.

Register today or call the office at (817) 731-1173 for more details.


Volunteer Appreciation

Luncheon April 14

We appreciate our volunteers all year round, but April 10th to 16th is officially Volunteer Appreciation

Join us April 14th from 12:00-1:00pm for lunch at Family Pathfinders, to celebrate you and all you do to help individuals and families bridge the gap between poverty and self sufficiency! 

Resources  Resources
My Money DFW
Free Tax Centers
23 Locations, 700+ Certified Tax Preparers

Free Tax Centers are part of the EARN WELL initiative of the United Way of Tarrant County and the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. They are just one part of the initiative to move more North Texas families on a path to financial stability. To qualify, household income must be under $54,000. Visit  My Money DFW to find your nearest Free Tax Center today!

2016 Dream It, Love It, Live It Marriage Conference
Healthy Marriage Healthy Families Coalition Saturday, March 5, 2016 from
8:30 AM to 4:00PM
Fort Worth Botanic Gardens
3220 Botanic Gardens Blvd

The Healthy Marriage Healthy Families Coalition of Tarrant County is proud to host this event for individuals and couples that focuses on creating strong, satisfying, long-lasting marriages. We are excited to welcome our engaging and powerful keynote speaker Dr. Scott Stanley! He will be joined by Drs. Bobbye and Britton Wood for demonstrations of couple dialogues.

           Metroplex Literacy Conference
 March 5th 2016
Join faith and community-based literacy teachers and volunteers for a day of networking and learning. Session topics include: Resources for GED Instruction, English Language Acquisition, Immigration/Citizenship, and Adult Basic Education. The guest speaker will be Dr. Gail Linam, academic dean of Dallas Baptist University.

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