Transformance Partners with NPower

North Texas U.S. Veterans to Begin Seven-Week On-Site Apprenticeship Program

Press Release

DALLAS, TX — Transformance, Inc., formerly Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) of Greater Dallas, has announced a partnership with NPower, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing technical skills to young adults and U.S. veterans through their Technology Service Corps program. Transformance welcomes six North Texas military veterans to their Dallas office, where they will receive a paid apprenticeship experience in the organization’s information technology department, under the direction of CIO Rick Staples.


“At Transformance, we maintain a strong commitment to our U.S. veterans, and our partnership program with NPower is one of the many ways we bear out our responsibility to those who have faithfully served our country,” said Ken Goodgames, president and CEO. “We look forward to hosting our six NPower Technology Service Corp workers, as they’ll have the opportunity to utilize their previous military experience to develop entirely new skills for future careers in technology.”


Joining Transformance for the seven-week program are the following veterans:


  • Troy Henderson – technical consultant, telecom engineer

  • Eric O’Riley – customer service professional, security consultant

  • Brian Strebeck – account management, project management

  • Darrell Cameron – network integration specialist, hardware specialist

  • Samuel Simon – internal auditor, operating systems expert: UNIX, LINUX, Windows, IOS

  • Raul Hinojosa – compliance lead, records management, Google outsourcer


To be eligible for the seven-week program, each of the preceding veterans had to be currently serving or honorably discharged from the military, have the legal right to work in the U.S. and demonstrate a clear need for services. All of the veterans are residents of the North Texas area and signed up with NPower’s Technology Service Corp program.


The Technology Service Corp program hosts two class cycles each calendar year in January and July. Each runs 20 weeks, 13 of which are classroom-based and seven at on-site job locations as paid apprenticeships. Each of the classes are split into morning or afternoon instruction, in order to accommodate scheduling.


To find out how to team up with Transformance and become a part of the financial literacy solution, call (800) 249-2227 or visit


About Transformance, Inc.

In 2015, the agency will have delivered more than 125,000 consumer interactions through financial counseling, outreach, and education.  In 2016, the agency expects to serve up to 1 million low and moderate income families with transformative financial learning solutions accessible on-line and through a new mobile app.


Since its founding in 1974 as Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas, the agency has empowered clients to overcome adversity and attain their financial goals.  Services include credit/budget counseling; financial education; housing counseling; individual debt management and bankruptcy counseling. Transformance will: 


  • Provide a national non-profit resource dedicated to confidential and professional counseling to assist financially distressed or economically vulnerable families

  • Develop and foster community educational programs on family money management, budgeting and the wise use of money and credit

  • Develop and maintain a positive working relationship with the credit community, employee assistance programs, professional counselors and community-based social service agencies

  • Provide opportunities for economic empowerment of low and moderate income families and with a particular focus on at-risk communities such as seniors, military families, veterans, communities of color and single, female-headed households

  • Enable good financial knowledge early in life through its focus on education of students (K -12) and their parents through agency strategic partnerships


Transformance, Inc., is a 501c (3) nonprofit founded in 1974, and is a United Way Service Provider as well as a HUD-approved multi-state housing counseling and education organization.  The agency is formally accredited every four years by the Council on Accreditation for Children and Families (COA) to ensure compliance with top industry standards and best practices.  The agency has its headquarters in Dallas, TX, with satellite offices in Arlington, Amarillo, Ardmore, OK, and Colorado Springs, CO.


To read more about Transformance, Inc., or for an annual report, visit


About NPower

NPower mobilizes the tech community and provides individuals, nonprofits and schools opportunities to build tech skills and achieve their potential. We pursue this mission through two signature programs:


Technology Service Corps builds brighter futures for underserved young adults and veterans through free technology and professional skills training. The program includes technical classes, mentoring from business leaders, internships and career development workshops at leading corporations and nonprofits, industry-recognized certifications as well as employment and alumni services. More than 80 percent of our alumni are employed or pursuing higher education within one year of graduation.


The Community Corps is a skills-based volunteering program connecting technology professionals with high impact nonprofits and innovative education partners via our online program. Our tech volunteers work hand-in-hand with schools and nonprofits across the country to help them use technology more effectively and inspire the next generation of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professionals. Our services are free to individuals, nonprofits and schools.





Jeffrey Cheatham

TrizCom PR

(972) 247-1369




Duane Davis

Program Manager

NPower (North Texas)

(214) 421-1821


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