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01 December 2015

Prudential honors El Paso's Hometown Heroes

Photo: Hometown HeroesPatricia Silis founded Los Ojos de Dios (The Eyes of God) to make a difference in the lives of children with disabilities. Today, the non-profit organization provides free outpatient therapy to families, averaging over 3,000 visits each month. "We serve children who cannot walk, mothers who come here without hope, and help them find it here in this space, in this oasis of love in a desert," says Silis.  

Silis was one of 10 Hometown Heroes selected as part of a campaign sponsored by Prudential and Entravision Communications Corporation. Launched this fall, the campaign will culminate on December 5 with an event at El Paso’s historic Plaza Theater when the winners will be lauded for their contributions to their communities.

Silis remains humbled by those her organization serves. "The children are the true heroes," she says. "They show us how to get there without walking. They are children who cannot speak with their mouths, but [they communicate] with the language of the heart."

Dean Sanders, vice president of Operations for Prudential El Paso Business and Technology Solutions Center, says the program is just one way the company strives to give back. "Everyday heroes come from all walks of life and share a selfless commitment to serve the needs of others," he says. "That spirit is evident throughout El Paso, and we are excited to recognize these amazing members of the community."  

Prudential’s celebration of these Hometown Heroes is just one example of its commitment to the community. The company’s long-term strategy focuses on a series of programs to help El Paso citizens further develop math and technology skills and compete for higher-quality jobs. To make this happen, Prudential is working with educational institutions and community organizations to prepare El Paso students, as well as veterans and military spouses, for these jobs, some of which will be created at Prudential’s Solutions Center.

Want to learn more about this year’s honorees? Visit the Entravision site for information about the other Hometown Heroes. Want to speak with someone from Prudential about our commitment to create positive economic change in El Paso? Contact Harold Banks.

Alicia Alston
phone: 973-802-4446
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