In conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month 2021, which occurs each year from September 15 through October 15, Comcast is honoring 8 Hispanic community volunteers who have demonstrated their commitment to Houston, its community organizations, and more. We’ve partnered with Comcast to highlight all 8 honorees and share a little bit about them, living in Houston, and giving back, all in their own words.
Now in its sixth year, Comcast’s Hispanic Hero Awards recognizes individuals who have served as forces for change in the community and also helps to celebrate Houston’s renowned diversity.
“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,” said Ralph Martinez, senior vice president for Comcast’s Houston region.
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 Recipients
- Frances Castañeda Dyess | Nominated by Houston East End Chamber of Commerce and The YMCA of Greater Houston
- Elia Chinó | Nominated by Fundacion Latinoamericana De Accion Social, Inc. (FLAS)
- Sonia Corrales | Nominated by Houston Area Women’s Center (HAWC)
- Lieutenant James Guzman | Nominated by The Salvation Army of Greater Houston
- Ricardo Nazario | Nominated by Crime Stoppers of Houston
- Marisol Salazar | Nominated by Small Steps Nurturing Center
- Juliet Stipeche | Nominated by Houston Gulf Coast Building & Construction Trades Council
- Saul Valentin | Nominated by AVANCE-Houston
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