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Donor Spotlight

Christina Morales

SER Amiga

 

“I believe that most good things can be accomplished through education. I also believe that everyone deserves an opportunity to make a better life for themselves and their families."

We are so grateful for our longtime friend and SER supporter Christina Morales. Christina serves as president of Morales Funeral Home and on the board of the Morales Memorial Foundation, which endeavors to empower, inspire and educate the Latino community for future leadership. She shared with us her impression of SER and its impact on the community, and how our work aligns with her family’s long history of community service.

 

Q. As a longtime friend of SER, what are your thoughts on SER’s work and the impact within the community? What compelled you to get involved?

 

A. I believe that the only impact SER has on the community is a positive one. I was compelled to get involved when I saw the impact first hand. I’m very impressed by the commitment of SER to the Latino community of the East End which is very near and dear to my heart. 
 

 

Q. How does the mission of SER align with your core beliefs?

 

A. I believe that most good things can be accomplished through education. I also believe that everyone deserves an opportunity to make a better life for themselves and their families. 
 

 

Q. What inspired you to make a significant and meaningful gift to SER?

 

A. My grandparents, Felix and Angela Morales, were longtime advocates of creating workforce opportunities for immigrants. By making a meaningful gift to SER, I feel as though I can continue their legacy within the Latino community. 

 

Christina has continued her family’s rich tradition of improving lives and making a difference in Houston’s East End. Her grandparents paved the way with the founding of the Morales Funeral Home, through which Christina continues to provide compassion and care to families experiencing loss. They also founded the first Spanish-language radio station in Houston which featured the popular program Yo necesito trabajo (“I need a job”). Each morning for many years, the show announced job openings that were provided by employers, and interested listeners would come to the station and receive information on how to apply. Employers used the service repeatedly, which the station offered for free, and many people gained jobs.

 

In honor of the family’s generosity and commitment to service, the Morales Foundation is naming the employment center at SER’s future Workforce Opportunity Center “Yo Necesito Trabajo.” We are so grateful for the gifts and inspiration the Morales family continues to give our community, and the support of our work to help people transform their lives.