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.