Friends of Effie Raised enough money to put 1000 backpacks on the backs of kids for 2019 ! Thanks to all who donated. It is not too late to add one more. Go to our donate page and add one more ! Your support of Effie will go to one of four key areas. Effie After Hours, Fix My Ride, Student Back to School Backpacks and our family emergency benevolence program. DO AN EFFIE, help a kid!



It's not about the money, it's about the lives.

The legend of Effie is about helping others with whatever we have, whenever we have to give it.  Our time, talent, finances and resources are a powerful catalyst for change.  We invite you to begin building your own legacy as we work together to build a stronger community together.


After Hours

With innovative after school programs for teens in Ft. Worth and Austin, The Effie Center is focused on providing environments that engage students and promote their social, emotional and academic development.


Back to School Bash set for August 10, 2019 . Let's put a pack on a kids back

Every year the Effie Center rallies support from local churches, businesses and individuals providing backpacks and supplies to students in the community.  In 2018 we served close to 2,000 students and their families.


Fix My Ride 2020 Spring Date to be set soon.

Thanks to generous automotive technicians and businesses in the area, The Effie Center is able to rally talent and tools together for a day of servicing vehicles for those in need. The Hollentstein Career and Technical Center is the site for FMR2020 ! Now is the time to volunteer and support Fix My Ride. CLICK THE PICTURE ABOVE TO GO TO OUR VOLUNTEER SIGNUP PAGE.


"Doing an Effie" means meeting the most practical needs others have at a time when they need it the most.  


1 in 3 will grow up without a mentor.  Mentoring, at its core, guarantees young people that there is someone who cares about them, assures them they are not alone and makes them feel like they matter.


Today’s students.
Tomorrow’s leaders.

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