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Wells Fargo Donates $100,000 to SF Chinatown Community Development Center to Fund Youth Jobs in Action Program

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Wells Fargo Donates $100,000 to SF Chinatown Community Development Center to Fund Youth Jobs in Action Program

Wells Fargo representatives joined Chinatown Community Development Center staff and Chinatown youths for the $100,000 check presentation.

(Back Row, Left to Right: Charles Ho, Derek Fong and Jason Royce of Wells Fargo; Jimmy Kwan, CCDC Board of Directors; Maggie Mui, Regional Director of Diverse Segments at Wells Fargo; Reverend Norman Fong, Deputy Director and incoming Executive Director of CCDC; Gordon Chin, outgoing Executive Director of CCDC; Tracy Curtis, President of San Francisco Market at Wells Fargo; and Mario Diaz, Katy Johnson and Samson Wei of Wells Fargo.  Front Row: Youth leaders Calvin Yan, Angelina Yu, Deland Chan and Timothy Ho.)

SAN FRANCISCO (September 29, 2011) – Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) presented a $100,000 check to the Chinatown Community Development Center (CCDC) to fund the organization’s Youth Jobs in Action Program. The program provides low-income Asian Pacific American youth ages 14-25 with leadership skills and marketable job skills using the Chinatown neighborhood as a learning classroom. Some youths will be trained to lead alley tours in Chinatown; they will conduct academic research on the history of Chinatown and will develop leadership training and public speaking skills as they conduct tours for groups. Other youths will be trained on urban planning issues so they can become future community planning advocates.

Among those who participated in the check presentation were youth leaders, Rev. Norman Fong (Deputy Director and incoming Executive Director), Gordon Chin (outgoing Executive Director) of CCDC and Tracy Curtis (President of S.F. Market) and Maggie Mui (Regional Director of Diverse Segments) of Wells Fargo.

For more information about the Youth Jobs in Action Program, please contact Winnie Chu, CCDC Director of Resource Development, at (415) 984-1472 or email kreuterwchu@chinatowncdc.org.

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About Wells Fargo:
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.3 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, the Internet (wellsfargo.com and wachovia.com), and other distribution channels across North America and internationally. We want to help all of our customers succeed financially and create long-term economic growth and quality of life for everyone in our communities. In 2010, the Company invested a record $219 million in grants in 19,000 nonprofits, and team members contributed more than 1.3 million volunteer hours around the country. For more information, please visit: www.wellsfargo.com/about/csr.

About Chinatown Community Development Center:
The Mission of the Chinatown Community Development Center is to build community and enhance the quality of life for San Francisco residents. We are a place-based community development organization serving primarily the Chinatown neighborhood, and also serve other areas including North Beach, Tenderloin, the Northern Waterfront, the Western Addition, Japantown, Polk Gulch, the Richmond, Civic Center and the South of Market area. We play the roles of neighborhood advocates, community organizers, planners, developers, and managers of affordable housing.

Media Contacts:

Peter Swing

Niwa Public Relations

202-495-8821
pswing@niwapr.com

Ruben Pulido

Wells Fargo

415-852-1279
Ruben.pulido@wellsfargo.com

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