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Disney VoluntEARS Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Local Classrooms -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Oct. 1, 2013 – Kids around Central Florida are learning more about Hispanic culture thanks to some Disney VoluntEARs and a new bilingual book to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month. Written in English with some Spanish words, Rubia and the Three Osos combines humor and music to retell the story of Goldilocks and the Three …

Artistic Programs Receive Disney Support -

For their support of children’s art and creativity, three Central Florida arts programs recently received $15,000 from Walt Disney Imagineering. The Osceola Center for the Arts, Howard Middle School Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts and Central Florida Community Arts were chosen for their exceptional work in fostering creativity, supporting storytelling and promoting aspirational …

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Disney Celebrates Hispanic Business Success with HBIF -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept. 17, 2013 - More than 400 business, government and community leaders celebrated the spirit of entrepreneurship at the annual Hispanic Business Initiative Fund (HBIF) Success Stories Luncheon in downtown Orlando. Sponsored in part by Walt Disney World Resort, the luncheon also focused on the year-round contributions HBIF makes to the community and honored …

Disney Welcomes 8th Hispana Leadership Summit -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept. 13, 2013 — More than 200 Latina professionals from around the U.S. are attending the 8th annual Hispana Leadership Summit at Walt Disney World Resort. The three-day summit provides development and networking opportunities to inspire women as they pursue professional and personal goals. Disney is a co-sponsor of the event, which aligns with the …

Disney Executive Takes Helm of Association of Zoos and Aquariums -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept. 13, 2013 - Two thumbs up for Jackie Ogden, Ph.D, vice president of Animals, Science and Environment for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, who this week was named the 2013-2014 Chair of the Board of Directors for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) at the group’s annual conference in Kansas …

Cast Members Walk for Healthy Hearts at the Greater Orlando Heart Walk -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., September 12, 2013 – More than 500 Cast Members raised $35, 829 for research and education to help fight heart disease and stroke at the Greater Orlando Heart Walk. On a recent Saturday morning, walkers laced up their sneakers at the University of Central Florida for the three-mile trek to help …

Disney Co-sponsors Brazilian Business Expo in Central Florida -

ORLANDO, Fla., September 7, 2013 — More than 500 people gathered for the Central Florida Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce’s (CFBACC) 1st Brazilian Business Expo in Orlando. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Minority Business Development co-sponsored the event as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to diversity and growing relationships with diverse professionals and organizations. …

Path to Disney Careers Begins at HBCUs for Many Cast Members -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 29, 2013 – Football is only one part of the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) experience. For HBCU alumni, the education they receive has a much greater and longer-lasting influence. Walt Disney World Resort employs many HBCU alumni as Cast Members in a wide variety of roles. For LaJoy …

Legends Award Recipients Honored -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 31, 2013 - The seven recipients of this year’s MEAC/SWAC Legends Award, which recognizes alumni of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) for outstanding contributions, were  honored Saturday night at a reception at Walt Disney World Resort. Three of the honorees are alumni of HBCUs in Florida. Held the night before the big game, …

Local High-School Students Inspired by Disney Sports Business Panel as Part of MEAC/SWAC Challenge Activities -

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 29, 2013 - More than 900 local high school students were inspired to work hard, follow their dreams and never give up at the ESPN 101 High School Career Panel, the first of multiple events leading up to the 9th annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney. Sports business professionals shared their career …

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