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A TAP Program Changed His Life

Vernon Gilbert, better known as “Kooney Frog” in the Mountain Valley community, had lived his entire life in the wheat-packing house his father built. Unliveable Conditions The house—which lacked even basic necessities such as electricity, running water, and plumbing—endured years of weather damage and general wear and tear, eventually becoming so sub-standard it was unsafe…

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Why Sell The Dumas, A Valuable Piece Of History

A message from Annette Lewis, CEO and President of TAP. Many of you have heard speculation that the Dumas Center for Artistic and Cultural Development is for sale. This is indeed true. The building is currently on the market for the list price of $1,075,000. History In the early 1990s, at the request of then…

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How Local Support Saved the Fathers First Program

Finding out he was going to become a father changed Kenyatta Cole’s life. He joined Fathers First to help build the skills he knew would help him be the best father he could be. However, there very nearly was no Fathers First program for him to join. In September of 2015 Fathers First saw its…

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YALE students

TAP Education Programs Make A Difference

Royanik and Mina, former YALE students, found it hard to stay out of trouble. Mina even admits she got locked up, fought a lot, and disrespected her mother and other authority figures. With guidance from the YALE program, the girls were able to turn things around and set their lives on the right track. After…

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