April 8, 2024

HACU and NBCUniversal Telemundo renew partnership

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities has reaffirmed its commitment with NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises to further expand the Telemundo Academy to five new markets for 2024-2025, bringing hands-on experience, access and professional knowledge to Latino students pursuing media industry careers. The program with HACU will connect Telemundo Academy’s reach to Hispanic-Serving Institutions in New York City, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Phoenix, and Salt Lake City.

The signing between HACU and Telemundo took place on April 9, 2024, before HACU’s 29th Annual National Capitol Forum in Washington, D.C. Luis Rosero, vice president of corporate and external affairs at NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises and HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores, Ph.D., signed on behalf of both organizations. Governing Board members and staff of HACU, were among those present for the signing.

The partnership brings the academy to HSIs providing educational resources, career development opportunities, and mentorship programs to Latino students hoping to enter the television, communications, and media industries both in front of the camera and behind.

“Increasing participation of Latinos and Latinas in journalism, media and entertainment depends on how we prepare them to succeed as they enter this industry, and this program is crucial to expanding representation in media,” said HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores. “The Telemundo Academy has proven value as a method to achieve this goal and HACU is delighted to be a partner in bringing the program to new markets with abundant and enthusiastic talent.”

Telemundo connects media executives to HSI’s each semester through the partnership for students to learn from top professionals in the industry, providing industry exposure to young Hispanic talent. Telemundo Academy prepares the next generation of media professionals for the wide range of career opportunities within the world of media and entertainment, while building a more diverse and inclusive media landscape.

Telemundo Academy’s curriculum for each semester includes digital and social media, production elements, research and the power of storytelling, offering a hands-on experience with the processes and elements of creating an original production, along with opportunities to experience tapings of original Telemundo productions.