As I scrolled down and read in full details all the info he linked me and many others of his note, stating that my picture was in telemundo... ( Telemundo, is a Spanish network television program/ station... like channel FOX 5, lol . http://msnlatino.telemundo.com/ ) I was like "eh?" I had to re read that note... and from there received the biggest chills and glee as I clicked away to the link website with the segment of George's mission!
What a guy! Just recently met him, and found him as a person with great community values, and one that is always sincere and true to the development of culture awareness... I am in deep respects to George and many others like him that fight hard to make those that need enrichment of culture and reviving its spirits!
Check out more on his personal site:
find him on facebook: where you can read more on his backgroud....
"Founder of SofritoForYourSoul.com
Co-Founder of Capicu Poetry & Cultural ShowcaseAbout Me:George Torres is a bi-lingual social media / cultural consultant, who in the late 90's, captured attention on the internet with his personal mission statement of "connecting Latinos to their culture". George has always drawn inspiration from his personal connection to his cultural heritage. Having been raised alternately between New York and Puerto Rico, he was a living embodiment of the Nuyorican experience earning him the nickname "Urban Jibaro".
George's creative vision is the blueprint for Sofrito Media Group and it's growing portfolio of new media products and services. He has over 13 years of experience developing branded projects that appeal to the Latino / Hispanic segment. These include the online blog Sofrito For Your Soul, Radio Capicu as well as Capicu Poetry & Cultural Showcase, a partnership that develops and produces live cultural events. In addition, he recently added social media consulting services to his portfolio to train and develop businesses to effectively execute campaigns that build brand awareness in niche markets.
He remains strongly committed to the Latino community and is currently developing a Social Media strategy for the Por Tu Familia / NYC Initiative for the American Diabetes Association. George also serves as a partner/advisor to other community collectives including the CASA ANA Project / Dominican Republic and LATISM (Latinos In Social Media). Sofrito Media Group is currently partnered with a national organization to assist in the development of a campaign that will address some of the top health concerns in the Latino community.
Over the last 13 years, on behalf of Sofrito Media Group and his fraternity, Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc; George has lectured, conducted workshops and participated on panels at many educational institutions including SUNY Albany, Columbia University, NYU, Michigan State University and many more.
George Torres is currently available to consult on projects that require a relationship building component that uses social media. He is also available to speak / consult on projects that engage the English Speaking Latino segment.
Sessions are available in person, tele-conference or via skype. if you are interested in booking George Torres, please email Engage@SofritoMediaGroup.com
"VAYAAA!!!!! My day is really starting off on the right foot...
I recently had the opportunity to visit Telemundo Studios and talk a little bit about what I do...and why I do it. This conversation was edited as part of the Pepsi Yo Sumo campaign and is airing in different parts of the country over this week and next. I unfortunately missed the NYC broadcast but thanks to MUN2, I can share that video segment with you here today! I will be honest and say that since I was young, I always knew I would be on Telemundo...I just though it would be as a member of Menudo (when I was like 11) or as a Galan in a novela (in my early 20's) It turns out that I made it doing what is in my heart...which is connecting Latinos and people who love us to our culture and rich heritage.
A special shout out to everyone that supports the blog, the events and community initiatives that PapoSwiggity and I develop with our Sofrito Media Group / Capicu Team...without you I do not have a story to tell.
**Special Thanks to nis amigas Maribel Teran...and Abby (@Abbyce on twitter) for trying to help me get a copy of this via the live broadcast in Texas! You ladies ROCK!"