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The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) hosted its 12th Annual Leadership Institute and Recruitment Fair in New York – just ahead of Hurricane Sandy. Wells Fargo is a longstanding corporate sponsor of the event that provides a forum for student scholars to gain access to corporate leaders and developmental opportunities. In the spirit of partnership and…

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We’ve all heard the adage, “the more you give, the more you receive.” I believe that most people are willing to give, but uncertain about how to make the most meaningful contributions. It’s perfectly fine to give as opportunities arise. However, being proactive about charitable giving allows you to deliberate about how you “invest.” That’s…

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Name: Alan Watkins Title/Company: Houston area Community Development Officer, Wells Fargo Please explain what the Leading the Way Home program entails. Why did Wells Fargo feel this program was important and necessary? As a result of the recent foreclosure crisis, Wells Fargo initiated various programs to help respond to this national epidemic. One of the innovative…

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Wells Fargo donated $6 million shared across 59 nonprofits through its 2012 Leading The Way Home® program Priority Markets Initiative to help stabilize and revitalize neighborhoods hard-hit by the economy. The Leading The Way Home® Priority Markets Initiative provides grant support for neighborhood stabilization projects that are located in areas designated for revitalization to stimulate growth,…

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Do you know your credit score? If you don’t, you should. Here’s why. Your landlord, your potential employer, insurance companies and even cellphone providers are keeping tabs on it. As part of Get Smart About Credit month, Wells Fargo is giving free credit scores to its customers. Why you can’t let this opportunity pass … For…

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Turning 18 opens up a world of opportunity for your children. How well informed they are about new opportunities can make all the difference in their ability to make smart decisions. For many teens, opening their first credit card account is exciting. The freedom of not relying on Mom and Dad for money is alluring.…

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Wells Fargo is hosting a major foreclosure prevention event at the Georgia World Congress Center, the Atlanta Home Preservation Workshop. Nearly 9,000 customers behind on their payments will be invited to this groundbreaking effort to help homeowners who are “under water,” unemployed and underemployed. Wells Fargo has already helped more than 1,000 Georgians. The banking…

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My first trip out of the U.S. spawned my passion for travel. At 17, I had the opportunity to study abroad in Finland as part of the Youth for Understanding program. While I’d traveled to Disney World and lots of other road trips growing up, my trip to Finland was not only my first time traveling abroad but also my very first time on an airplane. In Finland, I was initially out…

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The Concerned Black Clergy of Metropolitan Atlanta invites all those interested in improving money skills and learning about homeownership to “Get Financially Fit” by attending a free seminar in Atlanta. June is National Homeownership Month and the seminar will place a special emphasis on homeownership and a new program in Atlanta, NeighborhoodLIFT.  The program provides…

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Aspirations So you’re an entrepreneur… Research suggests that African Americans are more likely than the general population to have small business aspirations. But I’m sure this is no surprise to you. Many of us grew up with dreams of “being our own boss” and becoming the next neighborhood success story. Owning a successful business can…

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Wells Fargo paid tribute to the heroic achievements of the Tuskegee Airmen through a special screening of the LucasFilm documentary, Double Victory, followed by a panel discussion with two leaders of the group and the presentation of a grant to the Tuskegee Chapter. “The broadening of interest… has been a dream come true,” says Col.…

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New Year resolutions can be difficult to make, and even harder to keep. This year, as I made resolutions around my health; spending time with family and friends; and spiritual growth, I also made a point to include financial related goals. For 2012, my family set two financial goals: to eliminate credit card debt and…

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Steve Jobs was devastating proof that all it took was the recognition of one or two key distinctions to help burst open the floodgates of creative and business breakthroughs. The technological revolutionary is not only arguably the most impactful businessman of the modern era, he was also one of the most quoted geniuses of the…

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On Wednesday, Nov. 2,  234 nonprofit organizations in the Atlanta area were designated to receive $1,000 grants from Wells Fargo. The first 64 groups were honored on Nov. 2 at a breakfast at Trees Atlanta, which is also a beneficiary. The donations to the groups are being distributed at five community breakfast events across Atlanta.…

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By Michelle Thornhill In beauty salons and barbershops across the nation, at summer barbecues and holiday dinners, African Americans have a long tradition of indulging in rich conversation. So much so that we’ve created our very own cultural vernacular, or way of speaking. No matter the venue, when we come together we are ready to…

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