Hundreds of Univision Employees Volunteer During First-Ever Week of Service, Break Ground on Five New Univision Media Centers at Middle Schools Across the Country

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Hundreds of Univision Employees Volunteer During First-Ever Week of Service, Break Ground on Five New Univision Media Centers at Middle Schools Across the Country

“Despierta América” Rings In The Morning With A Special Coast-To-Coast LIVE Broadcast From Five Schools in Austin, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles and Oakland
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Los Angeles – On Friday, April 29, 2016, Univision’s morning show “Despierta América” broadcasted LIVE from middle schools in Austin, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, and Oakland in celebration of the company’s Yo Soy Univision Contigo (I Am Univision Contigo) employee volunteer initiative. On-air personalities Fernanda Kelly, Karla Martinez, Alan Tacher and Luis Sandoval joined colleagues, students, teachers, parents and school administrators to begin work on a new Univision Media Center at Para Los Niños Charter Middle School in Los Angeles.

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NEW YORK, May 2, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media Company serving Hispanic America, today broke ground on five new Univision Media Centers at middle schools in Austin, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles and Oakland to culminate its Yo Soy Univision Contigo (I Am Univision Contigo) national employee week of service. Univision Network’s hit morning show “Despierta América” capped- off the week with a special coast-to-coast LIVE broadcast from all five schools in celebration of el Dia de Los Niños (Children’s Day).

From Puerto Rico to Los Angeles, hundreds of Univision employees participated in volunteer projects organized by Univision’s local stations and corporate offices. In addition to beginning work on five new Univision Media Center, volunteers served their local communities in various ways, including reorganizing local libraries, working with children at community centers, beautifying schools, and visiting children at domestic violence shelters and children’s hospitals, among others.

“This is what Univision is all about— empowering our future generations of leaders and serving our community every day. The Yo Soy Univision Contigo companywide week of service has allowed our passionate employees to celebrate our year-round commitment and truly bring our mission to life in their local communities,” said Randy Falco, president and CEO, UCI. “I’m especially proud of our five new Univision Media Centers in middle schools across the nation. At a time when the lack of diversity in media and technology is front and center, Univision could not be prouder of its leading efforts of providing opportunities, skills, and careers for young Latinos in these industries.”

Popular Univision personalities Karina Banda, Alejandro Berry, Carlos Calderon, Lindsay Casinelli, Jessica Cediel, Chiquinquirá Delgado, Alejandra Espinoza, Jomari Goyso, Maity Interiano, Fernanda Kelly, Johnny Lozada, Karla Martinez, Raúl de Molina, Pablo “La Torre” Ramirez, Alan Tacher, Luis Sandoval and William Valdés traveled to Hernandez Middle School in Austin, TX, Para Los Niños Charter Middle School in Los Angeles, CA, Pulaski International School of Chicago in Chicago, IL, Ruben Dario Middle School in Miami, FL and United for Success Academy in Oakland, CA to volunteer alongside colleagues, students, teachers, parents and school administrators to help begin work on five new Univision Media Centers.

Univision held the ribbon-cutting of the first-ever Univision Media Center at the New Venture Community School in the Bronx, NY earlier this year. Univision Media Centers aim to provide students with experience in production and editing equipment in addition to receiving training from media professionals at UCI.

The Yo Soy Univision Contigo week of service is an extension of Univision Contigo, UCI’s award-winning community empowerment platform that helps the communities it serves achieve greater attainment and focuses on four pillars: Education, Health, Prosperity and Civic Participation. Univision Contigo reflects UCI’s mission to inform, entertain and empower Hispanic America with initiatives that leverage UCI’s vast array of television, digital, radio and mobile assets along with its local operations throughout the U.S. to serve its communities nationwide.

CONTACT:  Yvette Pacheco

646-560-4879

ypacheco@univision.net

@UCIPRTeam

Keywords: #YoSoyUniContigo | Social Impact & Volunteering | Events, Media & Communications | Univision | Univision Contigo | employee volunteering

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