SAN DIEGO, CALIF., January 17, 2014 – Union Bank, N.A., and the San Diego Central Library recently introduced students and parents to the free education resources available at the Union Bank Homework Center. More than 100 people attended the January 14 event to learn about the new state-of-the-art technologies and resources available at the center and the one-on-one coaching positions to help students with their homework and school assignments.
The program kicked off with a welcome from Library Director Deborah Barrow and Union Bank Senior Vice President and Regional Manager Marla Black, who also serves on the San Diego Public Library Foundation board. Students from e3 Civic High and guests attended two sessions led by Teen Librarian Ady Huertas about how to use the Union Bank Homework Center (and other library resources) before enjoying pizza and other refreshments.
“Education is extremely important to Union Bank, and we know that providing these young students with the tools they need is making a wise investment in our future,” said Black. “It’s exciting that the Union Bank Homework Center also has financial literacy resources so students can learn about money, how to save and about how banks work in our communities, which will ultimately help empower them to make smart decisions about their financial futures.”
Staffed seven days a week with a skilled coordinator, the Union Bank Homework Center has more than twenty different computing devices, Internet access and other resources. For center hours and more information, please visit the San Diego Library at www.sandiego.gov/public-library or click here.
The library continues to seek caring and supportive volunteer homework coaches in the new Union Bank Homework Center to help students in grades K-12. Volunteers will be trained and must commit to a minimum of three hours coaching service per week; a background check is required. Individuals wishing to volunteer can reach out to Ady Huertas, Teen Center Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or (619) 533-3969.
About UnionBanCal Corporation & Union Bank, N.A.
Headquartered in San Francisco, UnionBanCal Corporation is a financial holding company with assets of $105.5 billion at September 30, 2013. Its primary subsidiary, Union Bank, N.A., provides an array of financial services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, and major corporations. The bank operated 422 branches in California, Washington, Oregon, Texas, Illinois, and New York as well as two international offices, on September 30, 2013. UnionBanCal Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., which is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. Union Bank is a proud member of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG, NYSE:MTU), one of the world’s largest financial organizations. In July 2013, American Banker Magazine and the Reputation Institute ranked Union Bank #1 for reputation among its customers. Visit www.unionbank.com for more information.
About the San Diego Public Library Foundation
The San Diego Public Library Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization composed of community leaders who work with the Friends of the Library and other support groups to raise funds for an excellent free public library system. Since its inception in 2002, the Library Foundation has attracted more than $110 million in private support that led to the opening or expansion of eight branch libraries and completion of the new Central Library. The Library Foundation also works with the Friends of the Library to ensure the Library has met the City’s $1 million match each of the last eight fiscal years. This match program provides critical support for materials, programs and technology. Additional information is available at SupportMyLibrary.org.