News & Events

Jobs for Life Graduation

“God gave you this life because He knows that you’re strong enough to live it.. Don’t give up.” On Friday, May 18, seven Forward Training Center (FTC) students graduated from the Jobs for Life program. To say that our newest Jobs for Life graduates are the epitome of...

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Generous Donation from Pecan Plantation Woman’s Club

Last week, Forward Training Center was blessed to receive generous support from Pecan Plantation Woman’s Club (PPWC) at their annual 'Splish, Splash, Fash.' Pecan Plantation Woman's Club is to promote fellowship among Pecan women and uses Club resources to support the...

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8 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer/Give Locally Today

1. Make a difference in your local community Trust us, we understand that it is really easy to get caught up in the daily struggles and routines of life. Life is busy already, right? How can you possibly have the time? By switching it up a bit and doing some selfless...

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Community In Unity Event

Hood County is a special place, and last week it was proven yet again for us. A room full of selfiess individuals came together Thursday night with a goal to eradicate the poverty cycle in Hood County through fundraising for Forward Training Center of Hood County and...

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Volunteer Appreciation Event

Though the evening of January 25, 2018, was chilly, spirits and hearts were warm as the staff, board members and volunteers at the Forward Training Center of Hood County gathered at the top of Granbury in the Hood County Courthouse. It’s not often that we can hold an...

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Changing the Poverty Cycle in Hood County

Granbury and the surrounding areas are a beautiful place to live. We like to think that our town is the perfect combination of small-town-Texas with a large, strong community full of kind people. That’s why it is sometimes surprising that in Hood County alone, the...

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Joy’s Journey: A Forward Training Center Success Story

“Take hold of my instructions; don’t let them go. Guard them, for they are the key to life.” - Proverbs 4:13 The Bible story of Joseph is one that teaches us to be courageous in the midst of some of life’s worst storms. So, it is no wonder that when Joy heard Joseph’s...

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A Helping Hand

In Hood County, there is a serious need for assistance for those stuck in the cycle of poverty, without anyone to look for a helping hand. It is the goal of the Forward Training Center of Hood County to do just that for those who need it in our community. The Forward...

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Taking The Next Steps To Become Self-Sufficient

What we learn when we read the Good Samaritan Parable from Luke 10:25 is to show mercy to others whenever the opportunity is before us, and indeed we are to seek out opportunities to do good and serve. Ron Buckallew, Program Manager, presenting the Forward Training...

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It’s A Wonderful Life – Watching Lives Take Wings

It’s a wonderful life, indeed. On December 7th, under the twinkling Christmas lights in the Celebration Hall and The New Granbury Live of the Downtown Granbury Square, active citizens and members of Hood County gathered to celebrate Forward Training Center of Hood...

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