In celebration of this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month, Comcast is honoring eight community volunteers as part of the company’s sixth annual Hispanic Hero Awards.
“The Hispanic Hero Awards allows us to recognize a group of individuals who have driven significant positive change in their communities and, at the same time, celebrate the diversity of this great city,” said Ralph Martinez, senior vice president for Comcast’s Houston region. “We are inspired by the accomplishments and passion of each of these honorees and honored to be able to shine a light on all they do to make a difference to so many.”
Honorees, who were nominated by organizations throughout the city, are being celebrated for their commitment to making a difference in the community through volunteerism, mentorship, advocacy and civic engagement and were judged on criteria that included their personal impact in the community, helping further the mission of a nonprofit organization and overcoming personal obstacles.
2021 Hispanic Hero Award Honorees
Click on each headshot to find out more about each honoree.
Judges for the awards were Juan Alanis, Latino Influencer; Andy Canales, Executive Director, Latinos for Education; Tony Canales, President and General Manager, KTMD – Telemundo Houston; Adrian Garcia, Harris County Commissioner, District 2; KP George, Fort Bend County Judge; Dr. Adriana Tamez, President and CEO, Tejano Center for Community Concerns; Tammi Wallace, Co-Founder and President & CEO, Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce.
Comcast will donate $1,000 to the nonprofit organization of each honoree’s choice. Given the virtual nature of this year’s awards, recipients will be featured on houston.comcast.com, Twitter (@ComcastHouston), and Facebook (@Comcast) beginning September 15th through October 15th.