Mexican Consulate among guests at Plaza celebration

Jan 20, 2012

COMMERCE - A grand opening is planned Monday for the Commerce Community Plaza, a more than two year effort which started as a mission to provide English as Second Language classes to Hispanic families. 

Monday’s event begins at 6 p.m. at A.C. Williams Elementary School. Dignitaries from the Mexican Consulate in Dallas, Texas A&M University-Commerce and Commerce ISD as well as families who will be served by the Plaza will participate in the celebration of Hispanic culture. 

Maria Garza, a senior minister at the First Christian Church in Commerce, has been hired by CISD as a part-time coordinator of the Plaza.

Community volunteers including students from Texas A&M University-Commerce and CISD staff will provide one-on-one tutoring as well as group instruction.