Latinos Doing Their Thing Presents…
#LatinosDoingTheirThing is probably one of the best hash tags Eric Cortes have seen in a while. So how is he a Latino doing his thing? Well Eric grew up with (almost) nothing. He had his parents and hermano who always told him to stay in school and go to college and get a good job.
Well that’s him today! Eric works for the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation in the communications department. Specializing in the Hispanic Market, he works with local and national journalists to tell a positive Philadelphia story including the most recent USA Today story “10 great places for Latino flavor, flair.” Of course he also loves social media so he is the proud tweeter of @PhillyTeAma, just another way to reach a niche audience.
Eric also serves as the Web-Site/Social media committee chair for the Philadelphia Public Relations Association and the National Board Secretary for Gamma Phi Sigma “Hermanos Unidos” Fraternity, Inc. Eric’s fraternity has been a key part of his life because he surrounds himself with positive Latino males who want to be exceed the norm.
In his spare time Eric blogs at http://thehispanic.blogspot.com, it’s a blog about “us” en los estados unidos and then some. Something important to him is also being a leader and that’s why Eric has devoted his Saturdays to the 2010 Latino Leadership Institute, a part of the Philadelphia Prevention Partnership.
Throughout Eric’s whole life he has always wanted to support his mom and dad because, in the end, they are the only two people that will be there no matter what. It’s sad that he actually makes more money than them today but as he said, they pushed him to become better. Their American Dream wasn’t to find stability in America, it was so that their sons could become educated Latino leaders in America.
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