LVTRise began as a mobile community center providing social services and access to resources for area residents after a series of Town Hall meetings uncovered significant deficiencies and a lack of resources in this part of the community. In 2018, the Las Vegas Trail Revitalization Project became a registered nonprofit currently known as LVTRise, Inc.
In the spring of 2019, Rise Community Center opened to the public providing a permanent home for the organization. In January 2021, the city of Fort Worth opened a branch of the public library system in the community center furthering the resources available.
In May 2022, the Fort Worth City Council approved a land lease agreement that paved the way for a Las Vegas Trail Child Development Campus to become a reality for the high-need community. Child Care Associates will build and operate the new facility that will be built adjacent to the existing Center. Construction is estimated to start in late fall of 2023 and is projected to take 18 months to build and finish out an eight-classroom, approximately 8,600 SF child development facility. An estimated 100 children and their families will be served through Head Start and Early Head Start.
The mission of LVTRise is to be a community hub providing access to long-term socioeconomic solutions. Our services and programs are designed and influenced by the community to best support their goals. LVTRise works in collaboration with residents in the Las Vegas Trail area.
As an organization, LVTRise is a partner, a hub, a facilitator, and a convenor for the many services designed to support residents on their individual paths to success. Each person deserves resources and assistance to improve their everyday lifestyle. With roughly 20% of our neighborhood not having reliable transportation, it is vitally important that we meet the community, literally and figuratively, where they are. We work with women, men, and children of all ages and racial identities. A few of our programs include a food pantry, after-school activities, adult and children's educational resources, parenting classes, and other topics pertinent to our residents' situations.
Our goals are defined in our strategic plan and fall into the following five focus areas:
Create a safe community for all families in Las Vegas Trail
Increase participation in adult education
Increase access to financial education
Educate residents on housing rights
4. Economic and Workforce Development
Create opportunities for job skill and workforce training
5. Health and Family Well-Being
Increase access to healthy food and nutritional education
Provide healthy activities for the community
The vision of LVTRise is to amplify the Las Vegas Trail community's strengths and ambitions to become a vibrant and sustainable community.