Georgia Power and Atlanta Braves celebrate Nuestra Cultura
ATLANTA, Sept. 24, 2017 : Georgia Power and the Atlanta Braves today announced a new partnership highlighting and celebrating Nuestra Cultura during Hispanic Heritage Month. The new program is a community initiative created to educate, engage and celebrate the many contributions Hispanics and Latinos have made to the game of baseball through community service initiatives and presented in coordination with Georgia Power's longstanding Learning Power in-school curriculum.Through the new week-long program launching in classrooms this week, local elementary school students will have the opportunity to meet and participate in a Q&A with Braves players, coaches and staff about their childhood, career and interests.
The Nuestra Cultura is just one of the ways Georgia Power is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. Additional events and initiatives hosted this month include Plaza Fiesta's Independencia de Mexico (a family friendly celebration that hosts vendors, food tents, music, dancing and performances), Los Bravos Day at SunTrust Park (a special on-field presentation saluting the Hispanic heritage of many current and former Braves players) and Todos Somos Heroes by Telemundo Atlanta (celebrating the inspiring stories of ordinary people whose daily acts make a difference for their family, friends and community).
Georgia Power's Learning Power education program is rooted in the company's longstanding commitment to improving education in Georgia. Since the program's inception in 2011, the company has reached more than 420,000 students and hosted more than 17,300 individual science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) events. Learning Power education coordinators present STEM-related lessons highlighting energy basics such as simple circuits and energy efficiency, in addition to activities that help students understand how electricity is generated and distributed.
Georgia Power is dedicated to engaging with all of customers through community programs and partnerships, while maintaining a workforce that represents the communities it serves. This dedication is a part of the company's broader commitment to being a "citizen wherever we serve" and continued work to improve the quality of life for citizens throughout Georgia.