Denver’s Irene Martinez Jordan Recognized as a Winner of the 2015 Positive Impact Awards

Hispanicize, the largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in social media, journalism, advertising, PR, technology, film and music, is proud to announce Irene Martinez Jordan as a winner of the 2015 Positive Impact Awards due to her outstanding work in championing the needs of children and seniors. The awards ceremony, sponsored by 3M, will take place in Miami, Florida at the InterContinental Miami Hotel on March 19, 2015. Latin Life Denver Media will be there to cover all the festivities for this week long event.

The Positive Impact Awards hosted by Miss USA, Nia Sanchez, will recognize this year’s Positive Impact Award winners and their five projects that are being honored by Hispanicize and 3M for outstanding and selfless work in their communities. The special event will also feature musical performances by renowned Latin artists such as Luis Fonsi and Grammy-nominated Palo!. One of the awardees will be announced as the Hispanicize 2015 Positive Impact Person of the Year.

Irene Martinez is considered a powerhouse in education and a champion of Latino students within the Denver Public School system. While working for the HispanicEducation Advisory Council, she was a liaison between the Hispanic Community and DPS.

Her work resulted in stronger bilingual programs district wide, as well as renewed and greater emphasis placed on graduation rates. Currently she, along with the rest of the AARP Colorado volunteer advocacy team, is focused on expanding the availability of affordable housing, preventing untested drugs from entering the market, as well as advocating for additional funding for senior services in Colorado.


“The collaboration, sharing and dedication that is demonstrated by each of these individuals makes them a shining example of what it means to live life in service of others,” said Hispanicize Event founder and creative director Manny Ruiz. “The time and effort that many people dedicated to nominating these individuals is a testament to the amazing work that is being done in our communities across the nation.”

Named in honor of Latino social media pioneer Louis Pagan, the Positive Impact Awards recognizes 5 outstanding individuals who do remarkable deeds for the Latino community. The awards aim to distinguish individuals who have worked to improve their communities across all industries including health, education, social work, music, film, entertainment, legal, business, journalism, social media, mentorship, public service and military.

About Hispanicize 2015


Now in its sixth year, Hispanicize 2015 Week ( (#Hispz15) is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in journalism, blogging, marketing, entertainment and tech entrepreneurship.

Co-chaired by Facebook’s U.S. Hispanic Head of Sales Christian Martinez and award-winning actor Luis Guzmán, Hispanicize 2015 is a production of the Hispanicizecompanies that include the Latina Mom Bloggers network, Being Latino, Hispanicize Wire and the Hispanic PR Blog. Hispanicize 2015 is expected to gather more than 2,100 of the nation’s most influential Latino professionals from the industries of blogging, journalism, music, marketing, film and business over five days. The event will take place in downtown Miami March 1620, 2015.

The Hispanicize event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books and more targeting Latinos in the U.S. and/or Puerto Rico.

Hispanicize 2015 is a partner of the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA), Hispanicize and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).


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