ACH Child and Family Services brings resources and skills to children and families struggling with life’s challenges. They protect children from abuse, neglect, and family separation and help children overcome these things when they do happen. ACH was founded in 1915 and is one of the oldest and most respected organizations of its kind in Texas. Their headquarters are located at Renaissance.
Child Care Associates is the largest child development nonprofit organization is North Texas providing quality early childhood care and education to approximately 17,000 young children. Child Care Associates has partnered with YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth to operate the early learning center at McDonald Southeast YMCA.
City of Fort Worth is a critical partner and supporter. Renaissance Heights is located in the East Berry Renaissance Tax Increment Finance (TIF) District.
Columbia Renaissance Square will consist of three phases. The first phase is 140 apartment homes of mixed-income family housing. This affordable, upscale apartment community offers spacious 1, 2, and 3-bedroom homes with open floor plans and designer-inspired finishes. The second phase will be 120 apartment homes of mixed-income senior housing. The third phase of mixed-income housing will be another 140 apartments homes bringing the total development to 400 apartment homes. Columbia at Renaissance Square is owned and managed by Columbia Residential, an award-winning development company specializing in mixed-income housing.
Cook Children’s is guided by a promise: knowing that every child’s life is sacred, it is the promise of Cook Children’s to improve the health of every child in our region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease, and injury. Cook Children’s opened a neighborhood clinic at Renaissance in 2014 that provides pediatric medical and dental services.
Fort Worth ISD Leadership Academy at Mitchell Boulevard is on site and serves children in grades Pre-K – 5. In 2017-18, the school was reconstituted as a “leadership academy.” New administrators and teachers were hired from a pool of educators who had been identified as the most highly-qualified in the district. The school operates on an extended-day schedule, remaining open to 6 p.m. serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The state-of-the-art William M. McDonald YMCA includes a community-accessible pool in partnership with the City of Fort Worth, a large pre-school featuring the Head Start program in partnership with Child Care Associates, a dedicated youth space, a wellness area, a demonstration kitchen and a full gymnasium with a walking track. The YMCA serves community members with healthy living and family and youth programming such as, youth mentoring, after school enrichment, early education, youth sports, nutrition education and gardening, chronic disease prevention and more.
North Texas Area Community Health Centers, Inc. operates the Southeast Community Health Center, one of the few Federally Qualified Health Centers in Tarrant County. Located one-quarter mile north of the site, the Center provides universal qualification for medical and behavioral services. Cost varies by income and family size.
Purpose Built Communities works to help struggling communities implement a proven model to end poverty, substandard education, unemployment, health disparities and other challenges threatening urban America. By partnering with local leaders, Purpose Built seeks to create vibrant and holistic communities where everyone can thrive.
Texas Wesleyan University, founded in 1890, serves more than 2,600 students. U.S. News & World Report has consistently named Texas Wesleyan University a top regional university. The main campus is located 1.5 miles north of Renaissance Heights.
The Shoppes at RenaissanceThe Shoppes at Renaissance includes 500,000 square feet of retail providing the community with access to services, goods, and additional job opportunities. The Shoppes opened in 2013 and include a Wal-Mart Supercenter offering fresh food and groceries in a neighborhood that was previously a food desert.
Uplift Education is the largest public charter school network in North Texas. Established in 1996 with one school in Irving, Uplift has grown to a network serving over 18,000 scholars in pre-k through 12th grade on 20 campuses across the D/FW metroplex. Uplift schools have received national recognition and 100% of our graduates have been accepted to college. Uplift Mighty Preparatory, one of the Uplift Education schools, is located in the Renaissance Heights community and serves grades K-12. Uplift has also partnered with Child Care Associates to offer pre-kindergarten classes within the Uplift schools in southeast Fort Worth.
Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County (WSTC), under the direction of the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), is one of 28 local workforce development boards located throughout the state. WSTC’s primary goal is to meet the needs of Tarrant County employers and workers through locally designed market-driven workforce development initiatives and services. In short, our job is to help Tarrant County residents get the assistance and training they need to obtain employment in a career pathway of their choice. We also provide services to employers to help them find well trained and qualified individuals for their organization. All employers, workers and job seekers are eligible to take advantage of these services. More information can be found at www.workforcesolutions.net. NOTE: Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County is an employment and training resource and does not handle unemployment–that is the role of the Texas Workforce Commission.