Empowering people for sustainable careers.
Empowering people for holistic health.
Empowering people for better lives.
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em·pow·er·ment – /əmˈpouərmənt/

the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights.

The Booker T. Washington (BTW) Empowerment Center is a nonprofit community organization with a mission to provide low-cost and tuition-free career certifications, job training and placement services, startup assistance, and life skills training for veterans, unemployed, underemployed, low-income, low-skill, and displaced workers to produce a pipeline of skilled, work-ready Texans prepared for high-wage careers in high-growth sectors that will economically and socially empower their lives.

We exist to serve the community in two areas of empowerment:

Economic Empowerment

Helping people develop the knowledge and skills they need to earn higher incomes and create wealth.

CENTRIC Economic Empowerment
Training Programs

Our CENTRIC economic empowerment programs empower individuals with low- and no-cost career training, which is central to helping them elevate their quality of life.
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Social Empowerment

Helping people develop social capital, which is the autonomy and confidence they need to strengthen their relations with others and their position in society.

REACH Social Empowerment
Community Programs

Our REACH social empowerment programs empower individuals by providing them with free access to the knowledge and resources they need to live holistically healthier lives and increase their social mobility.
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