Latino Life

March 4, 2009 10:12:00 AM PST
Episode 1 - Aired Sunday, February 1, 2009Latino Life is a half hour program produced by ABC30 and hosted by Graciela Moreno. The show focuses on issues impacting the Latino community and highlights positive contributions Latinos are making in the Valley.

First program airs on Sunday, February 1st, 2009 at 10:30am on ABC 30. Online replay will be available on Tuesday February 3rd.

The February 1st show featured the following:

An ambitious new program recently launched in Fresno County. Its goal is to help 10,000 people open a bank account and receive the education necessary to manage it successfully. Many of those, will be Latinos, who make up the largest percentage of the "unbanked" population in the Central Valley.

The Mexican government is making the transfer of money south of the border easier, and less expensive. Representatives from Mexico's National Savings and Financial Services Bank were in the Valley this month to help launch "Directo A Mexico"... It's a new partnership between U.S. and Mexican commercial banks and credit unions that will give Valley residents a new option for sending money to their loved ones in Mexico.

A respected Valley physician was recently honored by Maybelline New York. Doctor Katherine Flores of Fresno was selected from thousands of entries across the United States as one of ten recipients of the Maybelline New York Beauty of Education Awards. The award recognizes women who motivate, mentor and make a difference in their community through the power of education. Doctor Flores helped create Doctor's Academy at Sunnyside High School and Junior Doctors Academy to help disadvantaged Valley students become better prepared for careers in health and medicine

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Resources

Bank on Fresno Program

Central Valley Call Center - 211

Participating Banks

Bank of America

Bank of The Sierra

Bank of The West

Central Valley Community Bank

Citibank

County Bank

Finance & Thrift

Gurantee Bank

Rabobank

Security First Bank

Union Bank of California

United Security Bank

Wachovia Bank

Washington Mutual

Wells Fargo

Directo A Mexico
El Futuro Credit Union
www.elfuturocu.org
559-784-0324
www.directoamexico.com

Show Schedule New episodes of Latino Life will air on the following dates:

February 15, 2009

February 22, 2009

March 8, 2009

March 15, 2009

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E-mail:graciela.l.moreno@abc.com

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