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Community Storehouse welcomes new CEO

Written by Mindia Whittier

New executive will evolve education and nutrition programs.

The Board of Directors for Community Storehouse, a children’s charity focused on closing the gap between opportunity and achievement in the Keller, Northwest, Argyle and Carroll Independent School Districts, has named the organization’s next Chief Executive Officer.

Ken Goodgames joined the agency effective February 14. He brings extensive nonprofit leadership experience and an authentic, collaborative approach to facilitate innovation and cultural transformation within an organization.

Community Storehouse serves as a first responder to any issue that threatens to interfere with a child’s success in school, and provides critical services that help close the gap in literacy, food insecurity, and support during seasonal times when families are often stretched to provide basic care.

As CEO, Goodgames will work closely with staff, volunteers and the Community Storehouse board to ensure the organization can continue to adapt to serve low-income children in northeast Tarrant County. One of his first acts as CEO will be to oversee Community Storehouse’s annual concert and dinner.

Prior to joining Community Storehouse, Goodgames founded the Grassroots Data Institute specializing in nonprofit consulting to leverage data and analytics to improve overall performance outcomes. Grassroots Data Institute evolved from Goodgames’ role as President & CEO of the Community Council in Dallas, a social services agency that focuses on helping families move from surviving to thriving. He was the driving force in earning the Community Services Block Grant focused on poverty alleviation.

Goodgames was also the CEO behind the re-branding and organizational turn-around of Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Greater Dallas, now known as Transformance, Inc. Additionally, his experience includes roles of Vice President Product Development at American Red Cross and Vice President Sales and Operations of American Heart Association. He graduated from the Dallas Baptist University with a BA in Business Administration.

“After conducting an extensive internal and external search, we have identified an extremely talented individual to lead Community Storehouse,” said John Milligan, Community Storehouse Board Chair. “Ken’s experience, vision and servant leadership style will allow the organization to expand our outreach to the underserved children in our community.”

Community Storehouse recognizes that early education is critical to life-long success and breaking the cycle of generational poverty. As demand for services continues to rise in the northeast Tarrant County area, the organization works to anticipate and meet future needs of at-risk children in the area.

“I am honored to serve Community Storehouse as its new Chief Executive,” said Goodgames. “I feel fortunate to be working in partnership with the Board and the Community Storehouse team to find new ways to continue growing and expanding our mission to benefit underserved children and families.”

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