Cameron County Education Initiative Opens Opportunities

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Cameron County Education Initiative

Semi-retired as the CEO of Dallas, Texas-based D & M Leasing, Micheal Albert Hernandez III has demonstrated his commitment to philanthropy in his native city of Brownsville. He supports a variety of organizations focused on education, social services, and business growth. In addition, Mike Hernandez III is the founder and director of the group OP 10.33, whose name references its goal of creating wide-ranging improvements for Brownsville’s residents by October 2033.

The Cameron County Education Initiative serves as a partner organization for OP 10.33 in the community. The initiative has crafted a slate of plans that involve assisting residents studying for their GED high school equivalency diploma, as well as facilitating free adult literacy services.

The initiative recently announced that it had acquired the use of more than 10,000 square feet of teaching and learning space on Ruben M. Torres Boulevard, which organizers have dedicated to the new programs.

In addition, CCEI leaders have established the goal of beginning programs concentrating on trade skills, information and communications technologies, and health-related studies.

All of these promising efforts demonstrate the initiative’s focus on providing–debt-free and funded at no cost to local taxpayers–much-needed job training and higher education services for a city that is among the poorest and most under-resourced in the nation.


Cameron County Education Initiative – New Workplace Training Facility

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Cameron County Education Initiative

Micheal “Mike” Albert Hernandez III serves as the CEO of D&M Leasing in Dallas. Alongside his involvement in the auto leasing company, Mike Hernandez III is a respected philanthropist in the Brownsville, Texas, area. He is responsible for creating the OP 10.33 PAC and the Cameron County Education Initiative (CCEI).

The CCEI recently obtained a 12,000-square-foot venue in Brownsville that will serve as a workplace training facility. Participants will have access to GED test preparation services, adult literacy programs, ESL classes, and other employment readiness services.

All of this training will be available at no cost to students, thanks to CCEI and partners at community initiative OP 10.33. CCEI hopes to expand programming beyond basic career readiness in the near future.

Training programs in allied health, such as certified medical assistant and electronic health record technician, are on the horizon at CCEI. The organization also hopes to provide training support for information technology and manufacturing careers in the hope of expanding services to Brownsville residents.