Category: Houston, TX
Published on 07 June 2017

MIRA USA Houston held an Entrepreneurship Seminar

Houston, Texas - Last Saturday, May 27, MIRA USA volunteers in Houston hosted an Entrepreneurship Seminar: How to Create Your Own Business. Through the accomplishment of this event,  intended to inform people who have the possibility and the desire to start their own business, and provide them with the most successful way to be able to do so. The turn out of the event benefited approximately eighty people in the community.

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The speakers who are professionals in the area of business and entrepreneurship like, Víctor Acosta, an Industrial Engineer with a master's degree in business administration and Mario Varela, M.B.A. They made known the different factors that must be taken into account before making an investment, to have a wider perspective and avoid mistakes.

With their experience, the panelists gave to observe and analyze the prospect in this field and the implications of being an entrepreneur. According to Engineer Acosta, "this is a good time to start a business, but we must first analyze what the business proposal is." He also said that if the person feels comfortable taking risks, then he has that "unique element that can help you become an entrepreneur. "

Through the different topics,  there was a space provided for the participants to dispel doubts and concerns. With the willingness of our panelists to support MIRA USA in this successful seminar,  Víctor Acosta gave three consultations were given free of charge. 

Successfully completing this mission with the community once again the Miraists had the pleasure of culminating this seminar with great success.

Category: Houston, TX
Published on 05 May 2017

Celebration of Earth day in Houston, texas

Houston, Texas - On Saturday, April 22, MIRA USA volunteers in Houston participated together with the council and the city of Independence Heights Community in celebration of Earth Day. 

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The event was our second appearance in planting trees, a project whose approximate duration will be until 2020. Miraistas volunteers, of all ages, planted their seed of love and exceptional work to embellish the city. They organized themselves in groups to remove soil and plant the trees, giving the city its beautification.

Through the donation of some tree species, the Miraistas could adapt a part of the path of what would be the "Visitor Center" since it is a central area of Houston, a place of great historical value.

Successfully completing this mission with this community once again, Miraistas had the pleasure of completing this second phase and celebrating International Earth Day.

Category: Houston, TX
Published on 10 February 2017

Independence Heights Community Recovery and improvemet Environmental Project

On February 5, 2016, MIRA USA participated in an environmental improvement and beautification project at the Independence Heights community was held in Houston, Texas. The goal of the project is to provide a space where it will be possible to renovate, transform, preserve and recover the green zones for its beautification. This project is for the inhabitants of the community which is of great importance and value for its historical part since we want to recognize this locality as the first African American city in Houston.

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Those who partook in the project were Tanya Debos director at Indepence Heights, Juanita Jiménez assistant director, and The MIRA USA Organization.

For the development of the activity, MIRAUSA elaborated a plan of work in two important phases, the first to look for donors of tree species, as well as funds, and a second phase was the execution of the work. The implementation involved planting furrows, selecting the species according to the physical and chemical conditions of the ground, trails adopted, and cleaned the designated space.

It is worth mentioning the significant contribution of MIRAUSA and each of its volunteers, who with great enthusiasm and commitment helped to make it possible.

The project concluded with great satisfaction, and a huge thank you from the directives and the inhabitants of the community, towards the MIRAUSA organization.

Category: Houston, TX
Published on 28 December 2016

Golden Ant Awards 2016 Houston

Houston, TX - Last Saturday, December 17, annual recognition was given to the volunteers Miraistas of the nonprofit organization MIRA USA in the city of Houston. The Organization highlighted the work of its volunteers with a successful gala dinner titled "Hormiga De Oro 2016". The evening took place in the elegant "The Bougainvilleas" event hall located in Westheimer in Houston. Two hundred people attended, including donors and sponsors, who, with their voluntary contribution, contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of hundreds of people who are part of MIRA USA INC's aid programs throughout from the United States.

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The masters of ceremony Catalina Caicedo, Miraista, social communicator and journalist in the Houston School District and Lizzet Lopez, a reporter for Univision 45 Houston, conducted the gala on a brilliant evening.

During the night an account was taken of the activities of MIRA USA for the immigrants. María Clara Mur, National Director of the Organization MIRA USA, attended the event. María Clara along with Carolina Pedroza, director of the MIRA USA headquarters in Houston, thanked and praised the work of the Miraistas volunteers for their performance, support and commitment to social work this year. A way to practice this motto "Helping Moves us." The volunteers were surprised with the delivery of the prize "The Golden Ant." Their faces full of happiness and their hearts expressing words of gratitude and happiness transmitted to many a ray of motivation to want to be part of the organization MIRA USA.

Attendees also received prizes for several raffles that were made, donated by the different sponsors and donors who joined the cause of the annual "Golden Ant 2016" award.

Additionally, the master of ceremony Lizzet Lopez and Catalina Caicedo made mention of human talent in Houston. However, It was MIRAISTA April Vera who confessed that singing is her passion and sang the Disney classic "Colors of the Wind" and "All I ask" from the album '25 'by the artist Adele.  Also, the evening was delightful with a talented Venezuelan jazz vocalist, Raquel Cepeda and his jazz group, the dance group - Solo Dance Company and finally a Flamenco in simple guitar by John H. Clarke.

The night was unforgettable, thanking all the volunteers, donors and acknowledging everyone's hard work. Everyone took in words their directors expressed to them letting them know that they are the "engine" of the organization.