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Refresh BISD is a one-day back-to-school event that provides not only backpacks and school supplies to
families in need, but also helpful resources and a chance to connect with churches within our community.
Click here to sponsor or donate to Refresh!

Want to VOLUNTEER to be a part of this great event! Click here!

Help us reach our goal of 2,500 students!


Current Students Sponsored

Gala Logo 2024
Join us for the 2024 CEC Love & Hope Gala!
Thursday, September 26, 2024
Hurst Conference Center
Click here to sponsor or for more information.

Over 30 years experience changing lives in NE Tarrant County

What began as a small food pantry in the late 1970s has grown into a multi-service resource for struggling families, empowering people and providing hope for a bright future.


Over 900,000 nutritious meals provided to families through the CEC Food Pantry each year.


Homeless families, victims of family violence & low income families find safety and stability in CEC owned & managed housing.

Employment & Financial Coaching

Improve your income, increase your credit score & find a way to save for the future.

Adult Education

Earn your High School Equivalency, improve job skills, get college application assistance, & start your new path.






[CEC Welcome Center Information]

Because we care about you, we want to make your visit a good experience!

ALL visitors please enter through the Welcome Center

Our friendly Welcome Center personnel will be available to direct anyone coming to the CEC requesting assistance, seeking information, arriving for a scheduled appointment or meeting to the right person. The Welcome Center will allow us to centralize our intake area and reception area into one easily identified area and create a much more user-friendly experience for anyone coming to the CEC.

Food Pantry Hours

Monday – Friday 9 am to 1 pm
Tuesday Evenings – 5:30 – 7:30

Welcome Center Hours

Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

[All are welcome]

Volunteer & Support

If you would like to support the CEC’s efforts to help families in our community, please visit Our Support and/or Volunteer.

Interested in volunteering as a family? The CEC offers volunteer opportunities for your whole family.

All ages welcome! Volunteers ages 10-14 years old MUST have supervision present. Volunteers MUST be 16 years or older to volunteer without supervision.

Make an impact with your organization by volunteering as a group! CEC provides a fun and engaging environment for group/corporate volunteering. Breaking down the walls of corporate hierarchy and creating a great team building experience.

The requirements for these events may vary. Here you can find information about Special Event volunteer opportunities. Past, present and future. Most of these events are on the the weekend . Please check the calendar to confirm.

[Why Choose]

Why Choose Us!

The Community Enrichment Center (CEC) commits to cultivating a more vibrant and economically sustainable Tarrant County by providing multi-generational, multi-staged support for homeless and low income individuals and families as well as victims of domestic violence. Our mission is to change lives by restoring hope and sharing God’s love. Investing in those suffering the injustices of poverty demonstrates our belief a person’s current situation doesn’t necessarily define who they are, or their potential. Through the CEC’s program strategy, we illustrate how overcoming adversity and challenges can inspire greater resolve and strengthen determination in our clients, their families and in generations to come.

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When you need help, but don’t know where to turn, call 211.

Click Here to login to our GED Online Service.

Click here to see more information about the CEC on Charity Navigator!

Candid Gold Seal

Click here to visit our Candid Profile.

“Thank you for helping me and being patient and kind.  It's hard asking for help and you have been the first person that was kind. Oh, and the ladies in the food pantry. Super nice and I didn't feel like I was being judged. If I don't ever receive assistance from your organization you still left your mark. The Bible says "you will know THEM by the fruit that they bare." Y'all were so kind, patient, understanding, considerate and I'll never forget how you made me feel in my time of need.”

  • [ Anonymous ]
  • Food Pantry Participant

Through our partnership with World Vision, First Baptist Church of Fort Worth was given the opportunity to support three of our local Title I schools. It was our privilege to bless John D. Spicer Elementary, North Oaks Middle School and Haltom High School with supplies for 300 Teachers/Staff members. The Lord has allowed us to cultivate a relationship with Birdville schools and the CEC. Because of the support from our church family and volunteers, as well as the provisions available from World Vision, the ability to touch the lives of Teachers and Students in our local community is made possible. These seemingly small gestures allow us to share Christ’s love with people and therefore have a greater impact on His Kingdom.

  • [ Alex Ng ]
  • Community Relations

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We hear many stories that break our hearts and cause us to stop and reflect on our own blessings.  But we also get to participate in creating new stories of hope and success.  We know that alone we do very little but together we can do great things!  Relying on our faith in God and each other, the CEC works with the community to build new, wonderful stories for families all over NE Tarrant County.

North Richland Hills, TX – March 30, 2023  The Community Enrichment Center (CEC) has appointed their new President and CEO, Bryan Downer....
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