Single parents enrolled in workforce programs at Houston Community College (HCC) and taking classes primarily at the Southeast Campus, are getting financial support from the Felix and Angela Morales Memorial Foundation.
“We know how difficult it can be for single parents to juggle the demands of childcare and their studies while working to help ends meet,” said Dr. Adriana Tamez, HCC Board of Trustees Chair. “This scholarship will help ease the financial burden.”
During the August 18 meeting of the HCC Board of Trustees, representatives from the Morales Foundation, including family members, presented the HCC Foundation a $20,000 check. A portion of the generous funds will go to establishing the Morales Foundation Family Empowerment Scholarship.
Christina Morales, president of the Felix and Angela Morales Memorial Foundation and member of the HCC Foundation Board of Directors, is a single parent of two children. She talked about the importance of having a support system in order to be successful.
“With this new workforce scholarship, this will help empower single parents. We hope to provide more for their families and set a trend for education and stability in their homes,” said Morales.
The Morales family has historical ties to HCC and the Southeast Campus, with two buildings named after Felix H. Morales and Angela V. Morales, who recognized a need for higher education and career training in the East End community.
“The Morales Family’s generosity on behalf the students of HCC is exceptional and we are deeply honored to have the longstanding support of the Felix and Angela Morales Memorial Foundation,” said David Regenbaum, HCC Foundation Vice President.
To learn more about scholarships offered through the HCC Foundation, visit hccsfoundation.org.