By. Natalia Marrero
Los Angeles, CA (July 19, 2017) – Gabe Middleton, CEO and Co-Founder of human-I-T has been selected as one of 12 Coors Light Líderes of legal drinking age as a finalist for his commitment to empower the Latino community. Coors Light believes in rewarding the dedication and tenacious spirit of emerging leaders who selflessly work hard to achieve success by helping others. Gabe is one of 12 líderes who are competing to become the 2017 Coors Light Lider of the Year through an online public voting competition. The public can start voting for Gabe at www.CoorsLightLideres.com today, July18, through August 18, 2017. The winner will receive a $25,000 grant to implement a program in partnership with human-I-T to improve and empower the local Latino community. Voting rules and restrictions at CoorsLightLideres.com apply. Must be 21 years or older. Void where prohibited. “I am honored to represent my community for this year’s Coors Light Líderes program,” said Gabe Middleton, CEO and Co-Founder of human-I-T. “Coors Light has made a commitment to the Hispanic community to recognize and reward the dedication and tenacious spirit of emerging Latino leaders. I am grateful for the nomination and the opportunity to use the grant to set a positive example for the generation of Hispanic leaders across the U.S.” Gabe was selected as one of the 2017 Coors Light Líderes because of his commitment with low-income households. In 2012 he co-founded human-I-T, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit focused on digital equity and sustainable e-waste management. To kick start human-I-T, he opened an electronic repairs shop in the lobby of a cell phone repair shop to raise money. Slowly, he and a partner accrued enough funds to expand to a warehouse. They assembled a diverse team of experts and volunteers to execute their vision of becoming the philanthropic solution for used technology. human-I-T became a certified nonprofit in 2013. Simply put, Gabe has dedicated his career to equipping low-income populations with free technology, internet, text support and bilingual digital literacy training. As human-I-T’s CEO, his mentorship and devotedness helps prepare Angelenos with the skills and tools needed to excel in the digital era.
Gabe is committed to providing free technology, internet access, and digital literacy training to low-income families, veterans, persons with disabilities, LGBT community centers, homeless shelters and other certified nonprofits. Most of the recipients are adults living in South and East Los Angeles, which is predominantly Hispanic. “Through the Coors Light Líderes program, we have the opportunity to create awareness about 12 outstanding Latino leaders who are inspiring others and making a difference to improve the quality of life in communities across the country,” said Alberto Senior, who leads MillerCoors’ national Latino community efforts. “For the past decade, the Líderes program has recognized the unique accomplishments of 160 leaders, and I am excited about awarding the 2017 Líder of the Year with a $25,000 grant that will help support the Latino community.” Since 2006, the Coors Light Líderes program has raised awareness and highlighted the achievements of national and local leaders within the Hispanic community. The Coors Light Líderes program offers up-and-coming Latino professionals leadership tools, counsel and networking opportunities. Join the conversation at www.coorslightlideres.com, www.facebook.com/CoorsLightLideres, LinkedIn and on Twitter using @CoorsLightLider. About Coors Brewing Company Coors Brewing Company was founded in 1873 by Adolph Coors, who chose the Clear Creek Valley in Golden, Colo., for his new brewery because of the pure water in the nearby Rocky Mountain springs. The brewery’s original and most enduring beer is Coors Banquet (Coors.com, Facebook.com/CoorsBanquet, YouTube.com/OfficialCoorsBanquet), still brewed exclusively in Golden using only Rocky Mountain water and high-country barley. Coors Light (CoorsLight.com, Facebook.com/CoorsLight, @CoorsLight on Twitter, YouTube.com/CoorsLight) was introduced in 1978 and now is the second-best-selling beer in the United States. Triple-filtered smooth Keystone Light (KeystoneLight.com, Facebook.com/KeystoneLight) is one the country’s most popular economy beers. Coors Brewing Company operates in the United States and Puerto Rico as part of MillerCoors, a joint venture of SABMiller plc and Molson Coors Brewing Company. Learn more at MillerCoors.com, at Facebook.com/MillerCoors or on Twitter through @MillerCoors. About human I-T human-I-T is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that fixes donated technology and redistributes to low-income individuals and nonprofits. With the generosity of businesses and individuals, human-I-T equips our recipients with resources to excel in the digital age: free technology and digital literacy training, as well as low-cost internet solutions. human-I-T practices reusing electronics rather than recycling, breathing new life into your old devices and converting e-waste into opportunities for others. For more information about how you can help ensure everyone has a #right2tech, visit human-i-t.org
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