Persimmon Club/ YWCA of Houston Center for Women
Allison Booker-Brooks, Executive Director, YWCA
The YWCA of Houston has been one of the premier women's organizations in the city of Houston for over 105 years. The YWCA of Houston was founded in 1907 and has continued to build its legacy through service to women and girls over generations. In order to uphold the integrity of our legacy, the YWCA of Houston has adpoted a very intentional approach to creating programs that align directly with our mission. We accomplish our mission by serving thousands of people throughout the greater Houston area.
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The Mexican Institute of Greater Houston (MIGH) is a significant contributor to Community Development because we are increasing our student’s workforce skills so they can opt for better paid jobs. MIGH offers Basic Computer Technology Literacy Education for Adults. It is taught in English and Spanish and reaches parents through the schools attended by their children (K-12). We have been educating at risk LEPs about the benefits of using computers at home and at work, teaching them several software packages. Our programs primarily serve parents (80% woman/20% men) of school-aged children throughout the State of Texas. Carlos J. Lopez, President spoke about their Computer Literacy Courses for Adults.