Forum/Center recieves $10,000 gift

FLINT — The American GI Forum/Hispanic Technology and Community Center is the recipient of another gift from the same donor that surprised the center with a donation this past summer.

The center recently received a check in the amount of $10,000 from the same foundation that made a $7,000 donation in July, 2011. The donors wish to remain anonymous.

Eduardo Zimmermann, Site Coordinator at the Hispanic Technology & Community Center which works in partnership with Mott Community College, gave a tour of the center to two officials from the foundation last summer. The visitors were obviously impressed: the center received a $7,000 check in the mail less than two weeks after the visit.

“These officials praised the work being done at the center and wanted to do their part in seeing that we continue to offer services to the residents of the East Side of Flint,” stated Carlos Cisneros, Community Outreach Coordinator of the Workforce & Career Development at Mott Community College, who also serves on the executive board of the Hispanic Technology & Community Center. “The funds will be used to expand offerings at the Center.”

The American GI Forum of Flint/Hispanic Technology & Community Center is a 501c3 nonprofit organization which partnered with MCC to open at the former Citizens Bank Branch in 2002 where the Center is housed. The Center continues to meet the needs of the community by offering the following:

• Free Internet access

• Free income tax preparation to low and moderate income families

• English as a Second Language and Spanish as a Second Language classes offered weekly

• Document translation/interpretation services

• A Notary Public

• IRS Certified Acceptance Agent (ITIN)

• Urban Gardening

The American GI Forum of Flint/Hispanic Technology and Community Center is located at 2101 Lewis Street in Flint. Details:, or 810-424-3760. — G.G.

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