Telemundo Partners On Education Initiatives
As part of the yearlong national pro-social campaign Aprender es Triunfar (Learning is Succeeding), Telemundo announced a partnership with Excelencia in Education, an organization focused on accelerating Latino success in higher education, together with Comcast NBCUniversal, to expand the organization’s commitment to the Hispanic community.
In addition, Telemundo has partnered with the Smithsonian Latino Center for a national outreach effort to promote STEAM education for Latino youth. The Aprender es Triunfar (Learning is Succeeding) initiative is aimed at encouraging students to pursue education in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) and seeks to provide useful tools and resources to empower U.S. Hispanic families.
In conjunction with the partnerships, Telemundo announced the launch of the digital platform for the Aprender es Triunfar (Learning is Succeeding) campaign, available in Spanish (http://AprenderesTriunfar.com) and English (http://LearningisSucceeding.com).The websites contain tools and resources for students and families, dedicated content for each of the topic areas, such as mathematics and science, as well as a news feed curated from third-party sources. Additionally, users can stay up to date and connect via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LearnSteam.
The partnership with Excelencia in Education will feature the launch of several co-branded white papers, including “Latinas in STEAM” tied to Women’s History Month in March 2015, and a major fact book co-branded with Aprender es Triunfar/Learning is Succeeding, which includes research and statistics on the current state of Latinos in education.
In addition, there will be specific outreach to encourage institutions that offer degrees in STEAM education to nominate their top programs for “Examples of Excelencia,” which is a national initiative to identify and promote programs and departments at the forefront of advancing educational achievement for Latino students in higher education. A call for nominations begins the first week of February.
The Smithsonian Latino Center partnership will promote STEAM education with a focus on Latino youth and families through the Center’s ¡Descubra! Meet the Science Expert series, which will launch nationally in three cities and culminate at the 2015 Hispanic Heritage Month Family Day at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington.