North Richland Hills, TX – March 30, 2023 The Community Enrichment Center (CEC) has appointed their new President and CEO, Bryan Downer.
Bryan has been with the CEC since 2013 serving initially as Director of Property and then as VP of Property. In these roles, he worked closely with homeless families and victims of family violence helping them obtain safe and stable housing through the CEC in one of our three multi-family housing communities and several single family homes throughout Northeast Tarrant County.
In his new role as President and CEO, Bryan will continue to expand the vital programs offered by the CEC. The CEC Food Pantry serves about 100 families a day, providing approximately 80 lbs. of food per family. Families utilizing the Food Pantry have increased significantly in the last few months due to economic conditions. The CEC also offers Education and Employment Coaching, a robust GED program and the Pathways Program, which provides high level certificate training that is moving people from minimum wage jobs to careers in trucking, aerospace, medicine and business that start with a livable wage and moves up from there.
“I have been extremely blessed to be able to work for an organization with strong roots in the community that collaborates well with other agencies to provide assistance to families in need. My vision is to build on our strengths and partnerships to help the most people move from crisis to wholeness. When we meet those at the beginning of their crisis, we can break the cycle of poverty and family violence by preventing its start,” stated Bryan Downer, CEC President and CEO. “Because we have a strong and caring team, willing partners, hard working volunteers and generous donors doing what GOD has asked us to do, everyone wins!”
You can help the CEC serve families by volunteering in the CEC Food Pantry or Second Glance Thrift Shop, providing financial support through a donation or supporting one of the CEC’s fundraising events. The CEC Golf Classic is held in the Spring each year and the Love & Hope Gala is held each fall.
For more information on CEC and ways to get involved, visit https://cechope.org/.
About the Community Enrichment Center
For over 35 years, the CEC has been a partner in change for our Northeast Tarrant low-income neighbors. The CEC works directly with families and individuals to move them out of crisis and into stability through employment readiness, high school equivalency, financial coaching, safe housing, food and basic necessities. These tools and Christ-centered resources help the CEC staff to restore hope and share God’s love while guiding families toward a bright future which will end their cycle of poverty and/or family violence. For more information about CEC, visit https://cechope.org/ or find CEC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CommunityEnrichmentCenter/