By MAI HOANG
AAP staff writer
ST. PAUL (March 3, 2014) — A press conference called at Hmong American Partnership’s St. Paul headquarters on Monday, was to announce a $95,000 AT&T Foundation donation to support the Hmong American Partnership’s YouthLEAD program that helps low-income, at-risk teens stay in school.
Ms. Bao Vang, executive director, HAP, made a welcoming and introducing special guests and announcing the good news from AT&T. She said that it is important for HAP to not only provide social services for the community, but to also help youth to achieve their dreams through a good education.
Mr. Paul Weirtz, Minnesota President of AT&T, said this is a good investment to help the low-income community.
Minn. State Sen. Foung Hawj (DFL-67), Dist. 65 State Rep’s Sheldon Johnson and Tim Mahoney, all said they appreciated the AT&T investment in the community and encouraged the youth of East St. Paul to take this advantage of this opportunity to reach their goals.