$10,000 Raised For UTI Houston Campus


Friends — 

Following the hurricane in Houston, TechForce Foundation is doing its part to support students attending the UTI-Houston campus. To date, we’ve raised just shy of $10,000!  Thank you to all who have contributed.

Since we expect great need now that students have returned to school, TechForce has immediately released $6,000 to the campus’ pantry and on-the-spot emergency relief fund so that support is readily available for students in crisis.  We plan to continue our aid to students via 3 mechanisms:

Ways the Disaster Relief Fund Supports Houston Students

1. Immediately at campus through the on-the-spot emergency relief process, for awards up to $400.  While we’re maintaining this award limit, should Houston have a student with exceptional circumstances and needs a bit more help, a simple call to Lisa Mattke at the Foundation can unlock additional approvals for higher awards.

2.  Immediately from the Food Pantry.  The Houston campus is encouraged to use a portion of the funds to fully stock its pantry to readily serve students in need. 

3.  Weekly through the Life Happens application process, for emergency relief awards up to $1,200.  To alleviate additional stress of completing the general application, affected students need only write “Harvey” for any text questions not related to describing their need. 

Thank you to all UTI staff, UTI board of directors, vendors and industry partners, for showing your support to those at the UTI-Houston campus, and for allowing TechForce Foundation to make a significant impact in these students’ ability to stay in school. Your donations, cooperation, and prayers are greatly appreciated.

Click here to donate to the UTI Houston Student Relief Fund



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Jennifer L. Maher, CEO/Executive Director