The Mexican Institute of Greater Houston (MIGH) has recognized Wells Fargo Bank for their unwavering support for more than 10 years. The banking institution was applauded at the MIGH Gala de la Independencia this past Saturday, September 12th at the Westin Galleria Hotel’s Grand Ballroom.
MIGH has been able to continue successful programs such as the Financial Literacy program, as well as computer and English classes for working parents with funding by Wells Fargo grants and donations. The surge of parents becoming more proficient with computers has greatly encouraged open communication via email with their children and their teachers as a result of this program, and hence parents’ involvement in schools has increased. The benefits from these programs are not only for the parents but the community as whole.
Pictured from left to right are Dr. Terry B. Grier HISD Superintendent, Dr. William V. Flores President U of H/Downtown, Institution Honoree-Laura R Jaramillo VP/Manager Social Responsibility Group-Wells Fargo Bank, Manuel Rodriguez Jr. District 3 Trustee Board of Education HISD
Thanks to Wells Fargo Bank’s continued support and contribution the parents of these students are able to find better paying jobs because they can offer new skills in the job market. The City of Houston thus benefits from these programs by having a much better trained workforce. The parents’ increased economic activity goes up as their income increases as a result of their new and improved jobs.
Wells Fargo team members also continually donate their time teaching financial literacy courses using their Hands On Banking—or El Futuro en Tus Manos—to help both students and adults learn how to succeed financially. The program includes a wealth of topics including avoiding scams, fraud and identity theft, growing a small business, getting ready for retirement and more.
Pictured from left to right are J. Michael Trevino, J.D. Chairman/MIGH,Honorable Harris County Judge Ed Emmett-GALA Chair,Institution Honoree-Wells Fargo Bank’s Laura R. Jaramillo VP/Manager Social Responsibility Group, Carlos J. Lopez MIGH President & Executive Director
The mission of MIGH is to always be the preeminent provider of basic education opportunities to underserved Hispanic parents by providing technology-based distance learning programs to benefit Hispanic Families in the fields of education, health, immigration, the workforce and culture.
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