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IBC Bank Brownsville Hosts Mentorship Presentation for Area Students from Brownsville Minitropolis® Programs

Thursday, November 07, 2019

PHOTO from left to right: Episcopal Day School President Natali Galvan, Kenmont President Valeria Torteya, Episcopal Day School President Grace Cowen and IBC Bank-Brownsville President and CEO Al Villarreal.

 

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS (Nov. 7, 2019) - IBC Bank-Brownsville hosted a luncheon at its Main Bank for the Bank Presidents from the four Minitropolis® programs in the Brownsville area on Wednesday, October 30. IBC Bank-Brownsville President & CEO Al Villarreal invited the Hudsonville, Cowboyville, Kenmont and Episcopal Day School Minitropolis® programs to provide an opportunity for the Presidents of each Minitropolis® to network and engage in conversation regarding the importance of their role as Presidents.

 

In addition, Villarreal introduced a mentorship program that will allow students of Episcopal Day School, R.E. Del Castillo Elementary School, Huber R. Hudson Elementary and Kenmont Montessori School an opportunity to meet with bank officials to receive guidance and knowledge.

 

"The Minitropolis® program has permitted us to truly impact children at a young age throughout Cameron County," Villarreal said. "Being able to expand the program and allow these children to come to the bank and seek guidance on financial literacy or other services will bring the program to the next level."

 

The goal of the Minitropolis® program is to help school-aged children gain a better understanding of financial literacy concepts while learning the value of leadership and responsibility that will set them up for success as adults. The program functions as a mini city within a school, where students earn token money that they can save and spend at local businesses within their Minitropolis®.

 

The event was commemorated by Cowboyville Presidents Bryan Rodriguez & Jehnavi Chirinos, Kenmont President Valeria Torteya and Episcopal Day School Presidents Grace Cowen & Natali Galvan.

 

About IBC Bank-Brownsville

IBC Bank-Brownsville, celebrating its 35th anniversary of doing business, is a member of International Bancshares Corporation (NASDAQ: IBOC), a $12.2 billion multi-bank financial holding company headquartered in Laredo, Texas, with 186 facilities and 288 ATMs serving 89 communities in Texas and Oklahoma. IBC Bank's slogan "We Do More" reflects the bank's dedication to the growth and success of the customers and the communities it has been serving since 1966. International Bancshares Corporation was ranked 22nd on Forbes' prestigious list of 100 Best Banks in America in 2019. IBC Bank-Brownsville was recognized as The Brownsville Herald "Reader's Choice" for favorite bank in 2018. IBC Bank-Brownsville has been serving the area since 1984 and has a retail branch network of 12 locations.  MEMBER FDIC / INTERNATIONAL BANCSHARES CORPORATION. Follow our Facebook page, @IBCBankWeDoMore. More information is available at ibc.com.