Events

What is the Jobs For Life Program?

What is the Jobs For Life Program?

Unemployment and underemployment is a global problem that must start locally to solve. Nearly 3 billion people live in poverty, and 1.3 billion live in extreme poverty. Just let that sink in for a second. That is half of the world population. Jobs for Life. It’s a...

All About North Texas Giving Day 2018

All About North Texas Giving Day 2018

Started by Communities Foundation of Texas, North Texas Giving Day is an amazing online giving celebration to empower individuals to give back to the charities and nonprofits in their local community. It is a great way to fundraise and also raise awareness for...

Community in Unity: Partnering with Mission Granbury

Community in Unity: Partnering with Mission Granbury

All around Hood County, there are so many wonderful organizations that exist to better our community and create opportunities for the individuals living in it. This can't be done by just one, it takes a team of hard-workers and a lot of Faith. Forward Training Center...

Heroes Appreciation Dinner

Heroes Appreciation Dinner

Forward Training Center has many Heroes with serving hearts. On July 26, last Thursday evening, we celebrated our ‘Renovation Heroes’ with a wonderful relaxing evening of appreciation. These individuals and businesses have given so much of their time and resources to...

Forward Training Center FAQ’s

Forward Training Center FAQ’s

How did this program get established? On January 6, 2003, Christian Women’s Job Corps of Granbury (a faith-based organization) opened its doors to serve women of all ages, race and religious backgrounds. In 2016, the program was expanded to include evening GED classes...

FTC Fundraiser “It’s a Wonderful Life”

FTC Fundraiser “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Can you believe it? The fall months are quickly approaching! That means it's almost time for the Forward Training Center annual fundraiser, "It's a Wonderful Life" featuring dinner, an auction and a performance by the one and only, Danny Wright. This event is the...

Jobs for Life Graduation

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...

Generous Donation from Pecan Plantation Woman’s Club

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...

8 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer/Give Locally Today

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...

Community In Unity Event

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...

Volunteer Appreciation Event

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...

Changing the Poverty Cycle in Hood County

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...

A Helping Hand

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...

It’s A Wonderful Life – Watching Lives Take Wings

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...