Hempstead Hispanic Civic Association was awarded a $10,000 Community Connections grant to provide community services to residents of the Village of Hempstead.
Hempstead, NY - December 27, 2016 - Hempstead Hispanic Civic Association was awarded a $10,000 Community Connections grant by Wells Fargo to provide community services to residents of the Village of Hempstead.
Established in 1977, the Hempstead Hispanic Civic Association (HHCA) offers counseling and advocacy for housing development, recreational activities and instructional programs, guest speakers, parent leadership training, family counseling, and bilingual tutoring for elementary school children by high school Hispanic students.
“We truly appreciate the support Wells Fargo has provided,” said George Siberon, Executive Director of the Hempstead Hispanic Civic Association. “We will use this grant to fund primarily our summer camp program as well as our after school tutoring program for our kids.”
Under the Community Connections program, Wells Fargo team members are able to nominate a nonprofit organization that has had a positive impact in their local community. They may include organizations serving underprivileged youth, community development or other public interests.
“Our local branches see which nonprofits are out in the community making a difference every day,” said Wells Fargo District Manager Elizabeth Choi. “We use this as an opportunity to celebrate and say thank you to HHCA for all of the value they have provided to our community over the past year.
“Many of our Wells Fargo team members also volunteer or are impacted by HHCA in some way,” said Choi. “We’re proud to help HHCA continue the communities where we live and work whenever we can.”