HOUSTON, Aug. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
On Monday, August 14, 2017, 18 McDonald's employees, whose first language is Spanish, graduated from the "English Under the Arches" Program. Graduates enjoyed lunch, cake and Minute Maid Slushies before being presented with their diplomas and celebrating with their restaurant franchisees.
English Under the Arches is an eight-week course geared toward enhancing English language speaking skills. McDonald's is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the English Under the Arches Program this year with more than 5,500 program graduates nation-wide. Archways to Opportunity programs are available to eligible U.S. employees at participating restaurants to give them the opportunity to earn a high school diploma, receive upfront college tuition assistance, access free education advising services and learn English as a second language. Over 60 local employees have graduated from the online and in-person course in the past year.
"We're so proud of all our team members who are graduating today, and I'm especially proud of my employees Cynthia and Nancy," said Deanna De La Garza, local McDonald's Owner/Operator. "It's a joy to celebrate each and every person who has completed the English Under the Arches program. I've seen this program boost confidence and open doors for our employees at McDonald's and beyond and I'm thrilled to be able to offer such a program to my team."
WHEN & WHERE:
Monday, August 14 at 12:00 p.m.
3707 Cypress Creek Parkway, Houston, TX 77068
Jerry Davis, Vice Mayor Pro-Tem; Francisco "Pancho" Gonzalez, Vice President and General Manager of the Houston Region, McDonald's USA; Deanna De La Garza, McDonald's Franchisee; Steve McKinney, McDonald's Franchisee; Doug Adcock, McDonald's Franchisee.
IMAGES & PRESS KIT:
Julia Davis, CKP, 512-966-7011, [email protected]
SOURCE McDonald’s Owner/Operators Association of Greater Houston