Bilingual Bank Teller Program Archives -

In Her Own Words: Bank Teller Program Participant Alexis Hill

“I initially learned about MEDA and the Bank Teller program through a brief presentation in my Accounting class last semester. I was automatically interested due to the flexibility MEDA’s Olivia Quinoñez, who runs the program, showed to student schedules. Upon attending the program, we learned about the bank field and different vocabulary, regulations and customer…

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MEDA Bilingual Bank Tellers Program Speaks to the Community

MEDA Job Coach Olivia Quiñonez knows that a bank teller position is the gateway to a successful career in the financial sector. Quiñonez’ extensive background in banking means she has the expertise — and connections — to get 18- to 34-year-olds into such jobs. Explains Quiñonez of what drives her work: “I am passionate about…

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Young Adult Graduates Celebrate with MEDA

Plaza Adelante was filled with youthful enthusiasm yesterday, as 10 Young Adult program graduates celebrated the successful completion of their courses. The families of clients, MEDA staff and community members were on hand to applaud the achievements of these latest cohorts. MEDA’s free programs are aimed at young adults from underserved communities, offering a path…

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Bilingual Bank Teller Graduation Speech: Angelica Colon-Chin, In Her Own Words

Hello, everyone, my name is Angelica and I hope that everyone is having a great Thursday. First, I would like to thank the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) for all the free programs they provide. Thank you, Leo Sosa, for recruiting us and always having such great energy. Thank you, Olivia Quinonez, our wonderful job…

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Paying it Forward: Young Adults Teach Young Adults Dollars & Sense

When Juan Carlos started MEDA’s free, 10-week Bilingual Bank Teller Program, where 17- to 24-year-olds learn how to work in the financial sector, the last thing he thought he’d be doing at the end of the course was teaching other  young adults what he had just learned. The City College student, focusing on economics, came…

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