SAN JUAN, Texas – Proyecto Azteca has announced it is to host a series of financial education classes in Spanish this month.
Amber Arriaga-Salinas, assistant executive director for the nonprofit, explained why the classes are being held.
“Our financial education classes emphasize good financial standing. As individuals are looking into purchasing a home, we want them to learn the importance of not just earning money, but securing it, saving for the future and ultimately becoming credit worthy. Low-to-moderate income families have access to incredible programs, but they may need credit repair or lack the credit. Today’s economy demands that we be smart about money,” said Arriaga-Salinas, pictured above.
The class schedule is as follows:
All classes are held from 9AM to 11AM
September 12th and 14th:
Progreso Family Community Resource Center
510 FM 1015 in Progreso, Texas 78596
September 19th and 21st
Precinct 3 Community Resource Center
300 S. Inspiration Rd. Mission, TX 78572
September 26th and 28th
Endowment Community Resource Center
107 N. Sunflower Rd. Edinburg, TX 78542
According to its website, Proyecto Azteca’s mission, rooted in the hope of creating a more equitable society, is “to build stable and vibrant communities by providing quality affordable housing for low and very low-income families, traditionally denied housing opportunities, and empowering them to become responsible homeowners.”
The group was created in 1991 in the spirit of Cesar Chavez “as a means of addressing the housing crisis in the Rio Grande Valley colonias in Hidalgo County, Texas.” Members of Proyecto Azteca’s board of directors live in low-income areas or represent low-income areas. Residents developed a housing program based on the colonia tradition of owner-built houses.
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