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Hispanic Heritage Month 2011: KCET

2011 Hispanic Heritage Month Heroes - KCET


As part of Union Bank’s Heritage Month celebrations, we are proud to sponsor the Local Heroes Awards and to honor various individuals for their positive contributions in the Latino community.

The honorees will be formally recognized as part of its Annual Local Heroes Awards, which Union Bank has sponsored for fourteen years in partnership with public television station KCET. The station will also broadcast video profiles of the honorees throughout its Hispanic Heritage Month programming from September 15 through October 15, 2011.

Congratulations to our 2011 Local Heroes of the Year:

Jesus Trevino        Jesús Salvador Treviño 
        Barrio Dog Productions
        Los Angeles, CA 

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Jesús Salvador Treviño is a writer, producer, and activist whose projects reflect his social commitment and artistic vision. His career began as a student activist documenting the 1960s Chicano Civil Rights Movement with a super 8 camera. Throughout his career, he's been a participant and a chronicler of current events and issues, reflected in his work in film, television and books, which include "Yo Soy Chicano," "Chicano Moratorium," "Criminal Minds," and "ER"; his collection of short stories, such as "The Fabulous Sinkhole and Other Stories"; and his memoir, "Eyewitness - A Filmmaker's Memoir Of The Chicano Movement." Mr. Treviño is the recipient of the prestigious Directors Guild Award and two Alma Awards for Outstanding Director of a Prime Time Television Drama and as co-executive producer of "Resurrection Blvd."

Teresa Hernandez        Teresa Campos Hernández   
        Teresita's Restaurant 
        Los Angeles, CA 

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Teresa Campos Hernández is a business woman, community advocate and humanitarian. Teresa and her husband Antonio Hernández opened Teresita's Restaurant in 1983. Aside from serving meals, Teresita's Restaurant is a place of hope and compassion to those in need. Regarded as the "Angel de Los Angeles" by many community members, her philanthropic spirit is infinite and her determination to help is commendable. The 77-year-old raises funds the old-fashioned way - by way of a jarrito, or collections jar, in the restaurant and through conversations with her guests. She has helped many women’s and community organizations, veterans, senior citizens and victims of national disasters. It is estimated that her grassroots efforts have raised more than $80,000.

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Hispanic Heritage Month 2011: KPBS

2011 Hispanic Heritage Month Heroes - KPBS


As part of Union Bank’s Heritage Month celebrations, we are proud to sponsor the Cultural Diversity Partnership Awards and to honor various individuals for the positive contributions and influence they have made in the Latino community.

The honorees will be formally recognized as part of the Cultural Diversity Partnership Awards, which Union Bank sponsors with public television station KPBS. The station will also broadcast video profiles of the honorees throughout its Hispanic Heritage Month programming from September 15 through October 15, 2011.

Congratulations to our 2011 Local Heroes of the Year.

Richard Nares        Richard Nares 
        Emilio Nares Foundation, Executive Director
        San Diego, CA

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Richard Nares is the executive director of the Emilio Nares Foundation (ENF), which he founded along with his wife Diane in 2003 after losing their son Emilio to leukemia. Mr. Nares turned the  tragic experience into a program that assists children fighting cancer throughout Southern California. Under his direction, the Emilio Nares Foundation serves as a resource center providing various community services including transportation, healthy meals, financial assistance and staffing for two Family Resource Centers at Rady Children’s Hospital. The foundation has received numerous awards, including the 2009 Charitable Partner of the Year by the Ronald McDonald Charities of San Diego, and the E. Lee Walker Imagination Award sponsored by the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

Rachel Ortiz        Rachel Ortiz 
        Barrio Station, Executive Director
        San Diego, CA

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Rachel Ortiz is the founder and director of Barrio Station, a youth program that saves the lives of thousands of troubled young people by offering them alternatives to delinquency. Ms. Ortiz lives her life with a passion for justice and a commitment to youth advocacy. After working with the United Farm Workers, she became a counselor for an in-school youth program and in 1970 she founded Barrio Station, which has been widely recognized by the community and by local government as a powerful advocate and safe haven for youth. Ms. Ortiz is a recipient of numerous awards, including the César Chávez Humanitarian Award, California Legislature's Women of the Year and the Aztec Achievement Award.

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