Will provide free ESL and general education classes to local community
Dallas-based MoneyGram (NASDAQ:MGI), a leading global money transfer and
payment services company, is working with the City of Dallas to open a
new literacy center at the Bachman Lake Public Library.
The MoneyGram Literacy Center will provide English as a second language
classes, general education and financial literacy lessons to about 1,000
people each year at no cost to them. MoneyGram will fund instructors,
class materials and books for the center for the next three years.
"MoneyGram believes that literacy and education are at the heart of
better economic opportunities, healthier families and individual
empowerment," says Juan Agualimpia, EVP, Latin America/Caribbean & CMO
at MoneyGram. "We look forward to working with the Dallas Public Library
and the city to transform lives through reading and education in the
Bachman Lake community."
"We are thrilled to have the support of MoneyGram to bring vital
literacy programs to the Bachman Lake Library," says Jo Giudice,
Director of Libraries, City of Dallas. "These funds will allow the
library to enhance our services in the community and proactively address
the adult and family literacy needs here."
More than 70% of people who visit the Bachman Lake Library speak a
language other than English at home. This program will develop their
English skills while also educating them on financial basics such as
opening a bank account, building good credit, transferring money and
While the literacy center is primarily for adults learning English, the
center will offer family literacy programs during the summer and on
About MoneyGram International, Inc.
MoneyGram, a leading money transfer company, enables consumers who are
not fully served by traditional financial institutions to meet their
financial needs. MoneyGram offers money transfer services worldwide
through a global network of 339,000 agent locations - including
retailers, international post offices and financial institutions - in
more than 200 countries and territories. MoneyGram also offers bill
payment services in the U.S. and Canada.
MoneyGram International, Inc.
Michelle Buckalew, 214-979-1418
Source: MoneyGram International, Inc.
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