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Our community outreach program is the Mobile Digital Connection (MDC). This program is designed to provide a safe space with Wi-Fi access, laptop stations, and assistance in navigating the Internet for those that normally would not have access to these types of resources.
The C.A.R.D. Board Project recognizes the need in the underprivileged community for the MDC. The opportunity to provide, not just a safe space for Wi-Fi access to the Internet, but educational assistance with digital information, digital access (like email), as well as basic hands-on-training in on-line technology. It is important for our under-resourced communities to have digital support. Most often they receive little if any digital assistance or training.
Apply for Social Services (housing, SSDI)
Create professional emails
Job Board Access
Job Readiness Programs
On-line Job Applications
Re-entry Employment & Empowerment Program
Armando Cantu, from The C.A.R.D. Board Project (TCBP) first met with Micha and Mercedes in October through the availability of the non-profit’s Mobile Digital Connection (MDC) at the Cornerstone Church Kitchen in South Dallas. The couple, at that time, were homeless and had no water, ability to store or cook food, no furnishings, no medical care, no mode of transportation, no employment, minimum job history, and very limited opportunity to escape their dilemma. After meeting in the Kitchen, Mr. Cantu enlisted the counsel of Linda Gray with SCORE and assembled a team of resources collaborating to help Micha and Mercedes reach a better life.
Working with Transformance USA, Mr. Cantu and TCBP were able to get the couple enrolled in a warehouse logistics training program. Through donations assembled by Mr. Cantu and assistance from Helping Hands and the Salvation Army, as well as many other associated resources, improved clothing was provided, bus passes to get to class, and medical attention from Parkland Hospital (Micha suffers from diabetes). During a health fair at the Cornerstone Kitchen it was also determined that Micah suffers from high blood pressure, which had to be addressed. Healing Hands was able to provide tremendous assistance in providing medical care and medication.
Provided with support from TCBP donations and volunteers, City Square, Cornerstone Baptist Church, Helping Hands, SCORE, Parkland Hospital, The Salvation Army, Healing Hands, and many others, Micha and Mercedes graduated from the Transformance USA Warehouse Logistics Training Program and received accreditation from Mountain View Community College. From the greatly improved employment situation, Micha and Mercedes were able to acquire and move into their first apartment. Several of the contributing charitable entities also cooperated to help set up the household for the couple with basic necessities. As a result, they were able to sleep in their own bed, shower in their own bathroom, cook in their own kitchen, and live in their own residence.
Within fourteen weeks of exposure to The C.A.R.D. Board Project at the Cornerstone Kitchen, and with the assistance, counseling, donations, and direction of many conscientious volunteers, various contributors, and a multitude of assisting entities, the couple had turned their living situation around completely. Staying focused, working hard and consistent, they had participated in advanced job training, secured employment, received critical medical care, and were able to move into their own apartment and set up a household. Through all the distractions, disappointments, challenges and difficulties, Micha and Mercedes had diligently worked to create a much more positive future for themselves….and succeeded. Changing their lives completely in just a few weeks.
"Very educational conversation on the advancement of my welfare. They helped me create an email account, set up job portal account. So glad to have stopped and visited with The. C.A.R.D. Board Project".
Re-entry Employment and Empowerment Program. A testimony from one our guests. "How exciting for me it was to meet an extremely professional team and business people who assisted me in helping to find employment through their vast resources based on my skill set, In doing so I was also able to connect with some highly successful as well know executives. Thanks for The C.A.R.D. Board Project #thecardboardproject." T.H.
We had a guest who needed assistance w/ downloading the DART app and how to schedule her route for upcoming interview. It took 2 bus rides and a train ride one way to get to her interview and on time!
Our team loves making a digital difference in our world.
What we love about our Mobile Digital Connection offers various digital needs. Our volunteers are here to assist. We had a guest who needed assistance in navigating the Internet so she could apply for Section 8 online.
Our goal is to have 5 Mobile Digital Connection sites (MDC's) throughout S. Dallas and surrounding communities who are underserved and under-resourced. We can create impact by providing a safe space, Wi-Fi access to the Internet. Scroll down below and click the donate button.
We are committed to empowering our guests, volunteers, partnerships by providing an abundance of digital opportunities as we work toward briding the digital gap in our underserved and under-resourced communities.
The MDC is creatively designed and developed by our most experienced Internet professionals. Our Digital Ambassador's are trained and love to educate others. Their leadership, expertise, volunteerism, and support help make a difference. We provide laptop stations and volunteers are assigned a station for assistance, or simply answer their digital questions. Your partnership contributes to the success of the MDC programs Our partnership will have a significant impact with bridging the digital divide between South Dallas and other parts of Dallas.
Volunteering for the CARD Board Project was an amazing experience. What impacted me the greatest was making a real difference for people in the Dallas area. The program goes out to Dallas communities and directly assists people who are attempting to get off the street by providing computer and internet resources. The program has also become an essential bridge between people and institutions (private and public). Outside of bridging a gap the project works with people step by step to make sure they obtain the skills needed to maintain happy functional lives. Becoming homeless is an extremely painful experience and getting back on your feet is even more challenging. This program works with people step by step through what is for some the hardest times of their lives. I can’t imagine a better project to support it really does embody what it stands for. I’m proud to have assisted because I feel I made a real responsible difference. C. R.