Mavs Foundation Education Centers are designed to expand learning opportunities for reading and education programs, as well as provide Computer Labs and access to technology to assist teens and adults with job-skill training and other valuable tools. All of the work of the Dallas Mavericks Foundation education center projects is completed by Mavs Foundation staff, volunteers and its sponsors.

2021-2022 Education Center Projects

Volunteers of America Texas Tech Center

Volunteers of America Texas is a ministry of service, dedicated to helping people in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Through hundreds of human service programs, including housing and healthcare, VOA TX helps more than 11,000 people in more than 30 urban and rural communities statewide. They support and empower America’s most vulnerable groups, including veterans, at-risk youth, homeless individuals and families as well as seniors and their caregivers.

Dallas Leadership Foundation – Tech Center and Conference Room

Dallas Leadership Foundation (DLF) addresses the root issue facing challenged communities—the lack of leadership . By focusing on systematic leadership development, DLF our deepens relationships within Dallas’ neighborhoods and serves as a bedrock for collaborative community transformation.

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Dallas – Oak Cliff – Western Conference Finals Tech Center

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas (BGCD) is one of the leading youth-serving organizations in North Texas, positively impacting over 8,700 children ages 6-18. BGCD programs, based on the intellectual, physical, and social needs of youth, enhance character and self-esteem, are educational and fun, and contribute to youth fulfilling their potential. Clubs are located in neighborhoods where the greatest need exists and are open after school, during spring break and winter break, and all day during the summer. Programming is offered in three core areas of academic success, good character & citizenship and healthy lifestyles.

Christ’s Haven For Children – Sensory Room

Christ’s Haven For Children is a nonprofit organization centered around the core values of Normalcy, Dignity, and Hope and provide a trauma-informed, family model of care for displaced children, teens, and young adults. As a voluntary placement organization, Christ’s Haven is an option outside of traditional foster care, often when a caregiver has exhausted all efforts to care for a child.

Projects Coming Soon – Summer 2023:

  • Behind Every Door Basketball Court
  • The Family Place Teen Lounge
  • Volunteers of America Tech Center
  • Vickery Meadow Youth Development Foundation Teen Center

Past Mavs Reading & Learning Center Recipients:

  • Arlington Life Shelter
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County
  • Buckner Children and Family Services
  • Dallas Bethlehem Center
  • Dallas Leadership Foundation
  • Family Gateway
  • Fortress Youth Development Center
  • Girls Inc.
  • Habitat Humanity Collin County
  • Jeffries Street Learning Center
  • Kids-U Presbyterian Hospital of Plano
  • Salvation Army
  • Union Gospel Mission of Dallas County
  • Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County
  • Vogel Alcove Parent Opportunity Center
  • Volunteers of America Texas
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas
  • YouthWorld

ABOUT THE MAVS FOUNDATION: Over the past 26 years, the Mavs Foundation has provided grant funding totaling more than $9 million dollars to nonprofit organizations serving women, children and families in need. In addition to grants, the Mavs Foundation has built 54 safe Learn & Play spaces throughout the North Texas community, including 31 basketball courts and 23 Reading & Learning Centers. These spaces are designed to encourage healthy living and provide a safe place for children and residents, as well as expand learning opportunities and access to technology to support youth education programs, teen and adults job-skill training and other critical programs. Learn more at

Our Sponsors

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