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Wells Fargo Employee Focuses on Community Growth

March 10, 2014

Ever since Vivian Pham (CSUF alum) was young, she was exposed to the importance and necessity of workforce development in a community.

Her mother, a social worker, instilled in Pham a drive to help those who are less fortunate access the resources to find jobs.

“I've grown up knowing that jobs are really important, especially in communities that are very poor,” said Pham, a Wells Fargo vice president and community development officer.

Each year, Wells Fargo offers a four-month paid leave to 20 to 30 of its team members who have been with the company for at least five years and meet certain other criteria.

The time is spent volunteering at an organization of the employees' choice.

Pham was one of 24 Wells Fargo team members in the U.S. to be granted paid leave in 2013.

From July to November, she dedicated her time to Oak View Renewal Partnership, a Huntington Beach-based community-development nonprofit.

“I have such a passion for volunteerism,” Pham said. “I wanted to help the organization that I have had a passion for for so long.”

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