Category Archives: Non-Profit

Latina Hope Encourages Women Entrepreneurs

Businesswoman Elizabeth Aguilera Davis, left, and Laura Robles of the McAllen Chamber of Commerce at a recent meeting of Latina Hope. (Courtesy)

The spark of an idea to start a business can come from anywhere. It can be an example someone has demonstrated in inspiring budding entrepreneurs to set off on their own, or turning a passion and love of a hobby into a business. The seed of a business may even come from a dream. Rosie Castillo dreamt of bright angels fluttering all around her, with one brighter than the others.…

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CarFest Raises Thousands for Non-Profits

The Make-A-Wish Foundation was one of three non-profits receiving a total of $8,800 from McAllen International CarFest 2017 proceeds.

Three non-profits benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation, Teach the Children and the Antique Automobile Club of America are the collective recipients of $8,800 from the McAllen International CarFest 2017. A portion of the proceeds from the 2017 festival are donated to non-profits of CarFest committee members’ choice. This year’s festival included more than 300 vehicles throughout both the McAllen Convention Center and parking lots. The next McAllen International CarFest takes place Jan 26-28,…

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AmeriCorps Seeks Volunteers For Training Assistance

Partnership with STC assists in initiatives AmeriCorps and South Texas College are seeking participants for its Continuing Education volunteer program. Volunteers are needed to assist with GED, ESL, computer, workplace and literacy initiatives. AmeriCorps VISTA, along with STC’s Continuing Professional and Workforce Education, recently began the year-long program in an effort to assist low-income communities. “We need volunteers to help with these classes,” says Alyssa Garcia, VISTA coordinator of Basic…

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