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Wells Fargo Awards Transformance $10,000 Home Ownership Counseling Grant

Transformance has secured a generous donation from Wells Fargo & Company to continue educational home ownership outreach programs. A $10,000 check was presented to CEO Daniel B. Prescott Jr., which will allow the nonprofit to expand initiatives such as pre-purchase classes to the public and additional HUD certification for Transformance counselors.

August 08, 2017

Transformance Opens Economic Empowerment Center

Facility will allow for integrated services delivery directly to clients

DALLAS (June 27, 2017) – Transformance, an integrated financial capability nonprofit, has officially opened its Economic Empowerment Center. The redesigned and renovated lower floor of Transformance’s corporate headquarters will now provide 5,000 square feet of multiple workspace options for other nonprofits and community organizations to conduct social services outreach. The completion of the EEC was funded through generous contributions from the Texas Real Estate Commission and Texas Capital Bank.

June 26, 2017

Transformance Seeks Job-Seekers at 100K Opportunities Job Fair

Will have booth in the Banking and Financial Literacy Section

Dallas-based nonprofit Transformance will have a booth at the 100K Opportunities Job Fair at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center on Friday, May 19. Interested job-seekers should stop by to find out about employment opportunities and how to receive financial literacy and coaching advice.

May 04, 2017

Transformance's Economic Empowerment Center Offers Versatility

DALLAS – Transformance, an integrated financial capability nonprofit, has opened the doors to its Economic Empowerment Center (EEC), offering a versatile coworking space benefitting numerous clientele. The redesigned and renovated lower floor of Transformance’s corporate headquarters is now providing multiple workspace options for educational initiatives, nonprofit outreach and social services fulfillment.

January 31, 2017

Transformance Opens On-site Economic Empowerment Center

DALLAS – Transformance, an integrated financial capability nonprofit, is set to open its long-awaited Economic Empowerment Center (EEC) the first week of January. Over a year in the making, the redesigned and renovated lower floor of Transformance’s corporate headquarters will now provide multiple workspace options for other nonprofits and community organizations to conduct social services outreach.

January 02, 2017

CEO Ken Goodgames Resigns; Interim CEO Named

DALLAS, TX (Dec. 20, 2016) – Ken Goodgames has resigned as CEO from Transformance, the Dallas-based nonprofit where he promoted organizational change from the top down, beginning with changing the name of the previous Consumer Credit Counseling of Greater Dallas...

December 20, 2016

Transformance Teams Up With FedEx to Donate Food Initiative

Benefits Parents and Students of Uplift Williams Preparatory School

DALLAS, TEXAS (Nov. 2, 2016) – Transformance, a fully integrated social services delivery nonprofit, recently joined with local FedEx team members to distribute food to the families of Dallas’ Uplift Williams Preparatory school.


The donation event, which took place on Wednesday, Oct. 19, was organized by Transformance and Services of Hope, a nonprofit dedicated to helping children and promoting education in our communities. The FedEx team members were invited to participate and did a remarkable job of assembling multiple food staples for all ages into over 700 individual bags.

November 02, 2016

Pocket Change USA Financial Learning Hub Wins National Award

Transformance’s App Nabs Silver for Best Use of Mobile Learning

DALLAS, TEXAS – Pocket Change USA, Transformance’s mobile app and online learning platform, has garnered a national award from the prestigious Brandon Hall Group Human Capital Management (HCA) Excellence Awards. Often referred to as the “Academy Awards” of the educational learning industry, the HCA Excellence Awards recognize organizations that employ educational programs, strategies and cutting-edge technologies that produce measureable results. Pocket Change USA won Silver in the Best Use of Mobile Learning category.

September 15, 2016

Transformance Awarded Grant from Fair Park Trust Fund Board Dallas Nonprofit Among 19 Recipients Receiving Funds

DALLAS, TEXAS (Aug. 31, 2016) – Transformance Inc., a Dallas-based nonprofit dedicated to creating an integrated services delivery model for economic empowerment, has received funding from the South Dallas Fair Park Trust Fund Board. At the board’s 2016-2017 annual reception held on Thursday, Aug. 25 at the Discovery Garden at Fair Park, CEO Ken Goodgames accepted the endowment and praised the occasion.

August 30, 2016

Transformance’s Dallas Champions Academy Camp a Success Dozens of Youths Hit the Field and the Classroom

DALLAS, TEXAS (July 22 , 2016) – Transformance Inc., a Dallas-based nonprofit dedicated to creating an integrated services delivery model for economic empowerment, recently wrapped up sponsorship of the 4-day Dallas Champions Academy (DCA) camp last week at South Dallas’ A+ Academy charter school. In conjunction with DCA’s organizer, strategic nonprofit partner Services of Hope, dozens of boys and girls were afforded the opportunity to learn life lessons, financial coaching and physical fitness techniques taught by 16 different coaches from both the NFL and NCAA.

July 22, 2016

CEO of Dallas financial literacy nonprofit turns its business around

When Ken Goodgames was brought on as CEO of Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas in 2015, he was tasked with turning around a struggling business. The nonprofit, which provides financial literacy, was renamed Transformance. 

July 05, 2016

Transformance Targets Faith-Based Audiences with App

DALLAS, TEXAS (June 28, 2016) – Transformance Inc., a Texas-based nonprofit dedicated to creating an integrated services delivery model for economic empowerment, has recently launched their first consumer app, Pocket Change USA. And they’re hoping that introducing the app to a non-secular audience will improve its reach in teaching the Bible’s lessons of good stewardship.

June 28, 2016

Transformance Debuts Pocket Change USA App Nonprofit Brings Financial Literacy Lessons to Your Fingertips

DALLAS, TEXAS (June 16, 2016) – Transformance Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to creating an integrated services delivery model for economic empowerment, has recently launched their first consumer app to the public, Pocket Change USA. The free app is designed to let consumers track their finances while they learn, play, plan and connect with other learners. The version 1.0 of the app was created in conjunction with Chicago-based Noggin Labs, a leader in creating interactive gamification learning platforms.

June 16, 2016

Transformance Awards its 2016 Financial Literacy Champion Ada Williams, Chairman of the Board of Credit Union of Texas, Is Honored

DALLAS, TEXAS (May 13, 2016) – Transformance, Inc. has announced the presentation of its 2016 Financial Literacy Champion award to Mrs. Ada Williams, Chairman of the Board, Credit Union of Texas. The award presentation was made on Wednesday, April 27, at a meeting of the Credit Union of Texas board of directors.

May 13, 2016

Transformance Celebrates Financial Literacy Month Nonprofit Hosting Several Initiatives in April to Foster Sustainable Communities

DALLAS, TEXAS (April 12, 2016) – Transformance, Inc., the Dallas, Texas-based financial literacy nonprofit, is in the midst of celebrating April’s Financial Literacy Month. For 30 days, the focus centers on a simple 5-step plan to put consumers on a path to financial wellness: commitment, assessment, organization, prioritization and living on a budget.

 

April 12, 2016

Transformance Opens Branch Location in Ardmore, Oklahoma

DALLAS, TX - Transformance, Inc., the Dallas-based financial literacy nonprofit, has opened a branch location in Ardmore, Oklahoma. The new facility, which will host an open house on April 14, 2016, will serve the Ardmore population as well as other southern Oklahoma communities.

April 07, 2016

Transformance and Games for Change Name the Finalists for Mobile Game Design Challenge $10,000 Grand Prize Winner Will Become a Vital Part of eLearning Platform

DALLAS, TEXAS - Transformance, Inc. and Games for Change have announced the five finalists for the $10,000 grand prize to be awarded to the winner of the Pocket Change Game Design Challenge. The challenge is to provide kids and young adults with a gamified platform for learning how to save money through digital game development. Judging has taken place from a pool of dozens of candidates submitting concepts for the online and app version of their game designs.

 

March 08, 2016

Transformance Sponsors 2016 FOCUS Summit

Two-Day Financial Literacy Fair is Presented by Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation

DALLAS, TEXAS – Transformance, Inc., a 42-year-old nonprofit organization providing financial counseling, outreach and education, has signed on as the presenting sponsor for Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation’s 2016 FOCUS Summit. Set to occur March 3-4 at Doubletree Hotel Galleria, 4099 Valley View Lane, Dallas, Texas 75244, the FOCUS Summit is intended to be a collaborative initiative providing a diverse impact on local North Texas communities. The summit is designed to provide attendees with financial capability program opportunities for youths and adults alike.

February 29, 2016

Transformance Partners with Clay Piggy to Educate Children

Will Provide a Continuous Financial Education Program for Title I Schools

DALLAS, TX – Transformance, Inc., a 42-year-old nonprofit organization providing financial counseling, outreach and education, has formed a strategic partnership with Clay Piggy, LLC to serve Title I schools. Under an initiative called Pocket Change Kids, Transformance will deliver community-based program elements in conjunction with financial institutions, private foundations and other sponsoring organizations seeking to sponsor youth-oriented financial education. Clay Piggy will provide an experiential e-learning platform transferring financial literacy knowledge and a common sense attitude toward money.

January 26, 2016

Transformance Partners with NPower North Texas U.S. Veterans to Begin Seven-Week On-Site Apprenticeship Program

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.

 

 

December 04, 2015

Transformance, Inc. Partnering with Sugar Labs Founder Walter Bender

Collaboration Will Launch the Center for Social Innovation

 

DALLAS (November 19, 2015) – Transformance, Inc. of Dallas, Texas, has welcomed Walter Bender, founder of the nonprofit educational software providerSugar Labs, to the steering committee of the Center for Social Innovation. Bender is a noted computer scientist, media specialist and educational champion and will serve as the founding member of the technology advisory group at the newly established Center for Social Innovation. He will also serve as the managing editor of the Center’s quarterly Social Innovation Journal. He was a founding member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab, where he served as the executive director from 2000 to 2006. Bender’s book, Learning to Change the World, on technology, learning and social entrepreneurship, was published in 2012.

November 19, 2015

Transformance, Inc. Names TrizCom PR Agency of Record

Former Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas Seeks Wider Audience for Expanded Outreach Programs

 

DALLAS, TX / ACCESSWIRE / November 17, 2015 / Transformance, Inc., formerly Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) of Greater Dallas, has named TrizCom Public Relations as its agency of record. Effective immediately, TrizCom PR will handle all public relations initiatives including media outreach campaigns. 

November 17, 2015

Transformance Greatly Expands Local U.S. Veteran Outreach Named the 2016 Beneficiary of America’s Future Series and Opens an Internal Veterans Service Organization (VSO) Resource Center

DALLAS, TX (Nov. 9, 2015) — Transformance, Inc., formerly Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) of Greater Dallas, has announced plans to expand and extend their financial literacy outreach programs to U.S. veterans. Transformance was named the 2016 nonprofit beneficiary of the America’s Future Series. America’s Future Series is a nonpartisan organization that hosts numerous annual events featuring prominent business, military, government and educational thought leaders. Their intent is to elevate awareness and dialogue on the issues affecting the stature of the United States’ global competitiveness in the key areas of health care, energy, education, the economy, the environment, national security, cybersecurity and technology/innovation.

 

November 09, 2015

Transformance “Purses with a Purpose” Raises $204,000

Dallas, TX, 10/29/2015 

 

Transformance, Inc., formerly Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) of Greater Dallas, has released figures showing that their 6th Annual “Purses with a Purpose” charity fundraising event exceeded their expectations.

 

A record-breaking $204,000 was raised from the nearly 500 attendees at last week’s luncheon, held at the Frontiers of Flight Museum at Love Field. The amount is the most ever raised in the six-year history of the event and came largely from matching gifts and those bidding on the extravagant collection of purses donated to the cause of helping women and families in need. 

October 29, 2015

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas Names Ken Goodgames Chief Executive Officer

For over four decades, Transformance has successfully transitioned individuals and families out of financial crisis.

January 14, 2015

Transformance Debuts to Promote Financial Literacy

Transformance Debuts to Promote Financial Literacy Former Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas Assumes Updated Name, Message and Goals

DALLAS, TX (Oct. 1, 2015) 

 

— The 41-year old Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) of Greater Dallas has a new name—Transformance, Inc.—and an updated mission to tackle a persistent problem impacting our community and economy.

October 01, 2015

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