Tim Kelly, Texas Bar Foundation Trustee, Andrea Stone, Texas Bar Foundation Executive Director, Latreese Cooke, ME3LJ Executive Director, Steve Benesh, Texas Bar Foundation Fellows Secretary
Texas Bar Foundation awarded $7,000 to ME3LJ Center to expand the H.O.P.E. program into Bexar County. ME3LJ Center, Minorities for Equality in Economy, was founded in 2004. Located in Austin, Texas, the Center’s core mission is to “provide resources and opportunities for at-risk youth and formerly incarcerated persons“.
H.O.P.E. is a program for at-risk youth, formerly incarcerated individuals, and families affected by the penal system to provide services and training to prevent rearrests and re-incarceration.
ME3LJ offers a variety of programs, including Court Mandated Education Courses, HOPE (Helping Other People Excel), FOR REAL (Forever Omitting Recidivism, Restructuring, Educating & Activating Life), Employment for Me, Counseling and Education.
Texas Bar Foundation is proud to support ME3LJ Center.