Brownsville, Texas, native Micheal “Mike” Albert Hernandez III is an active philanthropist and the CEO of D&M Leasing in Dallas. Now semiretired, Mike Hernandez III dedicates much of his time to local charitable and civic causes, such as the Cameron County Educational Initiative (CCEI).
Dedicated to providing affordable education and career training to residents of Cameron County, CCEI operates on a debt-free model that allows students to take charge of their future without incurring a significant financial burden. CCEI offers a number of educational services, including GED prep, adult literacy courses, and ESL classes at no cost to students.
In addition, vocational classes in information technology, industrial trades, and allied health give students the necessary resources to earn professional certifications. CCEI students currently have the opportunity to become certified as medical assistants or electronic health records technicians, and in the future, the center plans to add career paths for machinists, welding specialists, and operators of computer-controlled machine tools.