Initiative Expands on Univision’s Award-Winning Education Initiative
NEW YORK – Feb. 3, 2014 -- On Tuesday, February 4, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Univision Communications Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer Randy Falco will launch a partnership between Univision and Too Small to Fail, a joint initiative of Next Generation and the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
The event will mark the beginning of a multi-year partnership with Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, as part of the Company’s Univision Contigo (Univision With You) empowerment efforts. Building upon Univision’s award-winning education initiative and Too Small to Fail’s mission to help parents and businesses take meaningful actions to improve the education, health and well-being of children ages zero to five, the partnership, branded in Spanish as “Pequeños y Valiosos” (Young and Valuable), will deliver expert research, commentary and information across Univision platforms to encourage Hispanic parents and families to actively engage young children to help build their vocabulary and language development in the early years.
WHAT: Press will be invited to preview the first “Pequeños y Valiosos” PSA and to listen to part of a roundtable discussion with parents.
WHO: Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Randy Falco, president and chief executive officer of Univision Communications
WHEN: Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Media Check-in: 9:30am – 10am ET
Event: 10:30am-12:00pm ET
WHERE: East Harlem Council for Human Services Head Start Program, 440 East 116th Street, New York
Space is limited. Only credentialed media will be granted access to the event. To request credentials, contact Rosemary Mercedes before 5pm on Monday, February 3rd, 2014. Please note due to space limitations RSVP does not guarantee access.
Following the roundtable, the following officials from Too Small to Fail, Univision and their community partners will be available for interviews:
- Roberto Llamas, executive vice president, chief Human Resources & Community Empowerment officer, Univision Communications
- Barbara Bermudo, anchor, Univision’s award winning newsmagazine “Primer Impacto” (First Impact)
- Jim Steyer, co-founder and board chairman, Next Generation
- Ann O’Leary, director, Too Small to Fail, and vice president, Next Generation
- Patti Miller, director, Too Small to Fail, Clinton Foundation
- Delia Pompa, senior vice president, National Council of La Raza
About The Clinton Foundation
The Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation convenes businesses, governments, NGOs, and individuals to improve global health and wellness, increase opportunity for women and girls, reduce childhood obesity, create economic opportunity and growth, and help communities address the effects of climate change. Because of our work, 20,000 American schools are providing kids with healthy food choices in an effort to eradicate childhood obesity; 21,000 African farmers have improved their crops to feed 30,000 people; 248 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions are being reduced in cities worldwide; more than 5,000 people have been trained in marketable job skills in Colombia; more than 6.8 million people have benefited from lifesaving HIV/AIDS medications; $100 million in strategic investments have been made, impacting the health of 25 million people in the U.S.; and members of the Clinton Global Initiative have made nearly 2,800 Commitments to Action to improve more than 430 million lives around the world. Learn more at http://www.clintonfoundation.org, and on Twitter @ClintonFdn.
About Next Generation
Next Generation promotes solutions to two of the biggest challenges confronting the next generation of Americans: The risk of dangerous climate change, and the threat of diminished prospects for children and families. Through the use of non-partisan research, policy development, and strategic communications, we identify strategies that help deploy clean, advanced energy technologies; we also work to ensure a level playing field from which today’s kids can build a brighter future. Learn more at www.thenextgeneration.org,www.facebook.com/thenextgeneration.org and on Twitter @nextgen_USA.
About Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. The Company, a leading content creator in the U.S., includes Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country reaching approximately 96% of U.S. Hispanic television households; UniMás, a leading Spanish-language broadcast television network reaching approximately 89% of U.S. Hispanic television households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network, as well as Univision tlnovelas, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to novelas, Univision Deportes Network, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to sports, ForoTV, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to news, and an additional suite of six cable offerings - De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson, Telehit and Distrito Comedia; Univision Television Group, which owns and/or operates 62 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Hispanic radio group which owns and/or operates 69 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico, as well as Uforia, the leading Hispanic digital music service; UVideos, the first bilingual digital video network serving Hispanic America; an Interactive network of online and mobile apps and products including Univision.com, which continues to be the No. 1 most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. online Hispanics, and Univision Partner Group, a specialized advertising and publisher network. UCI’s assets also include a minority stake in El Rey Network, a new 24-hour English-language network founded by maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, and a joint venture with Disney/ABC Television Network for Fusion, a news, pop culture and satire TV and digital network. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit Univision.net.