She’s one of the Latino community’s biggest advocates… And, now Eva Longoria is being recognized for her efforts.
The 38-year-old Mexican American actress, who recently received a special award from the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), has been named a Hispanic Heritage Awards honoree.
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) recently announced this year’s eight honorees, with the former Desperate Housewives star at the top of the list.
The Hispanic Heritage Awards celebrate Hispanic cultural pride, contributions, and accomplishments,
Longoria will receive the Community Service Award, for her endless list of charitable and political efforts within the Latino community.
Here’s a look at the 2013 Hispanic Heritage Awards honorees:
- Actress Eva Longoria, Community Service Award
- Musical Group Los Tigres Del Norte, Legend Award
- Chef Jose Andres, Design Award
- Superintendant Alberto Carvalho, Education Award
- Voto Latino President Maria Teresa Kumar, Leadership Award
- Actress and Singer Lucero, Vision Award
- Actor/Director/Producer Diego Luna, Inspira Award
- Race Car Driver Juan Pablo Montoya, Sports Award
- Nonprofit National Math and Science Initiative, STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Award
“The Hispanic Heritage Awards are proud to honor yet another inspiring group of Latino leaders,” said Jose Antonio Tijerino, president and CEO of the HHF. “The Hispanic community has made significant contributions throughout history on America and the world and it’s an honor to be an organization established by the White House to recognize that impact.”
Longoria and her fellow honorees will be celebrated during the prestigious Hispanic Heritage Awards on September 5 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
The awards presentation will be broadcast on MundoFox on Sunday, September 15, at 6:00 pm EST.