We are excited to be selected as a grant recipient for Mavs Foundation! We look forward to using this generous gift towards ensuring employment opportunities for our clients. Many thanks to the Mavs Foundation for empowering our city to do better!
FROM THE MAVS FOUNDATION: The Dallas Mavericks Foundation is dedicated to using our unique platform to build a stronger community by empowering youth, women and families who need us most through financial support, advocacy and service. Established in October 1996, the Mavs Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation affiliated with the Dallas Mavericks professional basketball team. Over the last 22 years, the Mavs Foundation has granted over $4 million dollars to nonprofit organizations serving women, children and families in need and created Reading and Learning Centers and basketball courts across the North Texas community. Changing lives by supporting programs for kids in foster care, victims of domestic abuse, families struggling with homelessness and hunger, and much more.
ABOUT HRI: Founded by social worker Serena Simmons Connelly and lawyer Elizabeth Healy, the Dallas-based Human Rights Initiative of North Texas has grown into an award-winning agency helping immigrant survivors of human rights abuses from all over the world. Our courageous and resilient clients are eligible to apply for legal status under the humanitarian provisions of U.S. immigration laws and policies: they are asylum seekers fleeing persecution; children who have been abandoned, abused, and neglected; and victims of family violence and violent crimes. HRI’s Legal team partners with a network of over 250 pro bono attorneys from top DFW firms and corporations to help clients access the U.S. immigration system, and our Social Services team offers transitional support and referrals to help address trauma and ease the hardships of profound displacement. At HRI, all of our services are free, and all are designed to help forge a path to safety, stability and opportunity.
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