AdvanceNet Labs

Building Applications to Empower People and Change Lives


Our newest project is the Texas School Guide / Guia de las Escuelas - Information Transformation project. We are helping our friends at Children At Risk take their current, two-city education resource project, statewide, now covering over 7,000 school districts.

In the Lab

Keith is the lead founder at AdvanceNet Labs. He is an accomplished social entrepreneur, having been a founding force in The Aidmatrix Foundation, and for over a decade led the daily operations as its Chief Operating Officer/Chief Technology Officer.


Skills to Succeed hopes to empower 10,000 people to transform their lives and their communities through technology sector education and employment, and to also operate a Skills to Succeed Portal and App.


Keep the Labs Bunsen burner going strong!
We will gratefully accept monetary donations of any amount, and we'll use your funds in a prudent manner, furthering our vital goals and improving the human condition. (Being a lab, we originally were going to ask for spare electrons instead of spare funds, but quickly decided that would be not-so-good.)


Human sex trafficking is the most common form of modern-day slavery. Not only is human trafficking an international concern but it is also one occurring right here in our own backyards. The United States faces both an influx of international victims and its own homegrown problem of sex trafficking of minors.

The Human Trafficking Database was developed to enable the sharing of information between social service providers, law enforcement agencies, researchers, and other advocates and stakeholders in the Texas anti-human trafficking movement.

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In the lab




Family Violence

January 26, 2014 by Keith

Family violence (FV) agencies and their supporters have a responsibility to protect and serve women and children who are being abused. When a woman calls a shelter, she is often in the middle of a volatile situation and, all too often, there is no space for her and she is turned away.

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Safe Harbor

January 10, 2014 by Rick

Yet at the same time, thousands of hotel rooms in the Dallas metro area - potential safe harbor to those in danger - go empty every night..

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December 27, 2013 by Mary Elizabeth

SafeNight uses technologies - commercial web systems and smartphone applications - to find and fund Sanctuary Rooms (privateplaces - hotel rooms - where the victim is assured of physical safety) on a real-time basis for people who are in danger of violence and enslavement.

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Contributions that Count

December 13, 2013 by Karen

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