DALLAS, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Parents Step Ahead, a four-year-old Texas-based initiative setting the standard in increasing parental involvement with their mission “to recognize, educate, enable and empower parents to take a proactive role in the educational and personal development of their children,” has nominated community leader Raul Magdaleno for this years MillerCoors Lideres program. Through online voting from now until October 29, 2010, Mr. Magdaleno will have the opportunity to win a $25,000 grant for Parents Step Ahead to develop a community-based initiative that furthers their mission in partnership with MillerCoors. Voting is open at http://www.millercoorslideres.com.
“As a business owner, community leader and founder of Parents Step Ahead, I am excited to nominate Raul Magdaleno as our choice for the 2010 MillerCoors Lideres campaign,” said Lupita Colmenero, Publisher of El Hispano News and Founder of Parents Step Ahead. “I have known Raul for many years and had the opportunity to work with him on several community initiatives. His passion and commitment to education is inspiring. We are overjoyed at selecting him as a nominee for this year and look forward to getting the word out about voting.”
“It was a big surprise and a bigger honor to learn that Parents Step Ahead nominated me for this years MillerCoors Lideres program,” said Raul Magdaleno, special assistant to the Dean and Director of Diversity and Community Engagement for SMUs Meadows School of the Arts. “I know first-hand the doors education opens up because of my own personal experiences. It is a privilege to work with Parents Step Ahead to win the grant so that together we can impact more lives through educational programs for parents.”
“The 2010 MillerCoors Lideres are a diverse group of respected community leaders and were proud to highlight their achievements,” said Joedis Avila, multicultural relations manager, MillerCoors. “Through this program we strive to support Latino community leaders who serve as examples and role models for future generations.”
One of these leaders will be selected as the Lider of the Year through online voting on the MillerCoors Lideres website through October 29, 2010. The public is invited to go to the website and select their top candidate. The winner will receive a $25,000 grant to develop a community leadership project in concert with their non-profit organization and MillerCoors. To be selected as a Lider, individuals must be of Hispanic descent between 21-39 years old and work with a nonprofit organization with a mission of supporting the Hispanic community.
To vote for the MillerCoors 2010 Lider of the Year and to explore information and resources on leadership development, such as the Lideres podcast series, visit www.MillerCoorsLideres.com.
About Parents Step Ahead
Parents Step Ahead is a 501-C3 nonprofit organization with a mission “to recognize, educate, enable and empower parents to take a proactive role in the educational and personal development of their children.” The organization works in partnership with school districts, corporations and community organizations to offer a series of school-based programs for parents of all backgrounds throughout the school calendar year. Educators, motivational speakers, community volunteers and parenting experts present seminars on topics such as gang awareness, drug use prevention, underage drinking, computer literacy, Internet safety, raising kids with love and logic and health and financial issues. Programs focus on ways parents and legal guardians can be involved in their childs life and the difference their involvement can make. http://www.parentsstepahead.org.
SOURCE Parents Step Ahead