INSPIRA Web Series needs a Co-Host (Casting Submission)

iNDIGO PROjECT MEDIA and Pleitez Group are currently in development with a new web series entitled INSPIRA and they’re looking for a Latina Co-Host.

INSPIRA is a web series hosted by Emanuel Pleitez who is on a quest to find inspiring Latino leaders that are shaping communities and driving the economy across America. 


INSPIRA is important in today’s time to spotlight role models that can help inspire young Latinos to follow their passion and create a positive impact in their society.  Each segment, our Host, Emanuel Pleitez and Co-Host will find a Latino leader contributing and enriching their community whether through the arts, politics, non-profit sector or business. INSPIRA will dive into each leader’s life to learn what drives them, how they made it and how you can follow in their footsteps or simply become inspired by their actions.

Each completed segment will be released as a 3-5 minute video profile piece through iNDIGO PROjECT MEDIA and L.O.F.T (Latinos on Fast Track).

If you think you have what it takes to be a Co-Host and interview Latino Leaders, please submit your headshot / photos and your bio to

*Please note this will start as an unpaid position


Saray Deiseil


iNDIGO PROjECT MEDIA / Pleitez Group / LOFT (Latinos of Fast Track)

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2011 Honorees are: Juanes, Ruben Blades, Roberto “Chespirito” Gomez Bolaños,

Juan Andrade, Jorge Vergara, Elizabeth Molina Morgan, and Hugo Sanchez


WASHINGTON, DC – The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) celebrated their 25th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on September 15, 2011. The Hispanic Heritage Awards recognized the 2011 Honorees along with Latino cultural pride, accomplishment and promise with exciting stage performances produced by Maria Esmeralda Paguaga.  Visit for a one-minute video about the Awards.

The 2011 Honorees and Medallion Sponsors are:

Arts                        Ruben Blades                                             Presented by Hispanic Heritage  Foundation Canada

Business                Jorge Vergara                                       Presented by Verizon

Leadership            Dr. Juan Andrade Jr.                              Presented by Amgen

Legend                   Roberto Gomez Bolaños, “Chespirito” Presented by Walmart

Sports                    Hugo Sanchez                                        Presented by Bud Light

STEM Education   Dr. Elizabeth Molina Morgan               Presented by ExxonMobil

Vision                   Juanes                                                    Presented by The Hershey Company

“We are thrilled to honor yet another class of inspiring Latino leaders,” said Jose Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. “The Latino community throughout history has made a positive impact in America and the world.  The Hispanic Heritage Awards were created by the White House 25 years ago and we will salute the past Honorees as we pay tribute to this year’s recipients. We are grateful to our sponsors who understand the important role Latinos play in moving America and the word forward.”

A dynamic stage production featured World-Renowned Flamenco Dancer Joaquin Cortes and Singer Carlos Baute. The program will be hosted by Comedian Eugenio Derbez and Telenovela Stars William Levy and Maite Perroni.

In addition to the Medallion-level supporters, sponsors included: Bud Light – Official Beer, GMC – Official vehicle, Southwest Airlines –Official Airline, Hilton Worldwide, NFL, UPS, AstraZeneca/Crestor, SHPE Foundation, University of Phoenix, Pamp LLC, Lado Be, Coca-Cola, The Walt Disney Company, M&T Bank, Mada Woodlands, The Raben Group, Washington Hispanic, Erwin Gomez Makeup Artist and Artistic Friends, Select Confections, and Vicalia.

The Hispanic Heritage Awards are considered the highest honor for Latinos by Latinos and uniquely brings together cultural superstars alongside physicians, educators, public officials, community and business leaders, and even young leaders, in celebration of their achievements. The Hispanic Heritage Awards serve to kick off the year-round mission of HHF, which inspires, identifies, prepares and positions Latino leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s priorities.  HHF’s focus is to help a Latino to help a hundred more.  The day before the Hispanic Heritage Awards, HHF’s LOFT (Latinos on Fast Track) leadership program will hosting the LOFT Actionable Leadership Summit and train 50 college students to make an impact on 15,000 members of their community which will be supported by, an online community of 75,000 17-30 year-olds. Visit for more information or to contribute to the mission of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation.


Check out new partnership for Hispanic Heritage Foundation

NFL, Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Bud Light Launch NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards

Presented by Bud Light, 32 Hispanic Leaders Recognized During Hispanic Heritage Month in Every NFL Market

The NFL, Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) and Bud Light have partnered to launch the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards Presented by Bud Light during the 2011 celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.  The awards recognize the contributions of Hispanic leaders in each NFL market.

Each award recipient will be recognized in-stadium at a Hispanic Heritage game in their local market.

The New York Giants award recipient, Lillian Rodríguez López, president of the Hispanic Federation, has been selected by the NFL and HHF to be recognized during HHF’s prestigious 25th Hispanic Heritage Awards at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 15.  The Hispanic Heritage Awards honor notable Latinos who have distinguished themselves in various fields and made an impact on America and globally. The Awards are considered the highest honor by Hispanics for Hispanics in America and serve to kick off HHF’s year-round leadership programs.  In 2011, the Hispanic Heritage Awards mark their 25th Anniversary, which is also the anniversary of Hispanic Heritage Month in America.  Bud Light is the Official Beer of the Hispanic Heritage Awards.

For complete release, click here

Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) website


To join Latino leaders online social network, click here: LOFT Network













Applications for the 2012 NLC Institute are now open!


Chances are someone you know is filled with great ideas on how to make your community and our country better. We’d love to meet them! Please tell them about New Leaders Council.

Now in our seventh year, the NLC Institute—a nationally-recognized leadership training program—has expanded to 19 chapters. This year, Rhode Island, Orange County, Miami and St. Louis will accept their first classes of fellows.

Today, we open our nomination and selection process for 2012.

Nominate someone for the 2012 New Leaders Council Institute.

Apply to be a 2012 New Leaders Council Fellow.

America needs smart successful, and engaged changemakers now. NLC provides the tools and the network. We need ambitious young minds ready to make a difference.

Will you aid our search for top progressives? Help NLC train the next generation of political entrepreneurs.

Nominate a Fellow Apply for the Institute


Mark Riddle
Executive Director
New Leaders Council

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Emanuel Pleitez: I’m with Luis Lopez for AD-51!

I am proud to endorse Luis Lopez for Assembly for the 51st District.

Like Luis, I am from Eastside Los Angeles. Having lived and grown up around the good people of this area, I care deeply about our future. And I want the best representation for the families of Northeast L.A. We need an advocate in Sacramento who is from the community and shares our values.headshot
Luis doesn’t just talk about fighting for education, jobs, housing, healthcare, and equality. This fight is the story of his life. He came from little and has fought his way forward to expand job training, livable communities, and access to care for Eastside families. Luis has great education and expertise in the areas of housing and health. He has put it to work for the people of Northeast L.A.
Luis has the dedication and skills to build coalitions and bring people together to pass legislation and see it through to implementation. He has proven his leadership through effective service. He is president of the East Area Planning Commission and has led both parks funding and neighborhood councils.
Knowledge of our communities and passion for helping people through public service are key to effective leadership. These are special qualities I see in Luis.
Luis reflects the diversity of our community and is of a new generation of leaders who will shape the future of our state. Luis has built support throughout the district. With your help and mine, he will win this campaign.
Leadership matters. Send forward one of our own to be our voice in the Assembly. Please join me in supporting Luis Lopez for the 51st District, from Northeast Los Angeles.
Emanuel Pleitez
El Sereno native
Business consultant
Former Democratic candidate for Congress
Former officer of President Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board and the U.S. Department of the Treasury
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