ACE Academy Is the Latest Beneficiary of Cisneros’ Community Initiatives with United Way

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Cisneros has partnered with United Way of Miami-Dade since 2009 to serve the local community.  Most recently, more than 60 employees from the organization’s Miami headquarters and production studios came together to lend a helping hand to ACE Academy, a nonprofit organization with a mission to improve the quality of life of special children with intellectual and developmental challenges. 

Thanks to the coordination efforts by United Way, Cisneros volunteers primed and painted the exterior walls of the educational facility, while others conditioned and enhanced the school’s surrounding grounds and gardens.  And leading the painting and landscaping crews at the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) event was the company’s CEO Adriana Cisneros, who was joined by members of her media, real estate and interactive teams; as well as CSR Vice President & Executive Director Maria Ignacia Arcaya.

“We are fortunate to count on United Way [of Miami-Dade] to enable us to identify and focus our social contributions and initiatives on local institutions and facilities that are making a difference in the community we now call home,” emphasized Adriana Cisneros.  “I can confidently say that our social responsibility mission is aligned with United Way; we share a common vision.”

Advocating a management style that links business goals with CSR, Cisneros incorporates a global strategy within the operations of its three corporate divisions - Cisneros Media, Cisneros Interactive and Cisneros Real Estate - which consequently create programs tailored to each of its companies around the world, directly impacting the local communities where they do business.  

In Miami, which hosts the company’s corporate headquarters as well as its state-of-the-art production studios, United Way has facilitated Cisneros’ social responsibility efforts.  During the past five years, the Cisneros family of employees has volunteered their time and labor to improve local facilities in the community, including Camp Mahachee for Girls Scouts, Matheson Hammock Park, Centro Mater Child Care Centers and ASPIRA Charter School.  Other corporate collaborations with United Way include annual holiday food and toy drives, participation in fundraising events and the contribution of company resources.

“We are grateful to the Cisneros organization, its leadership and employees for taking action, and giving of their resources, time and talents to better the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade,” stated Harve A. Mogul, President and CEO, United Way of Miami-Dade.  “We applaud their compassion and passion and encourage them to keep up the good work.”

Considered a catalyst in building community by bringing hearts, minds and resources together, United Way of Miami-Dade is focused on improving the education, financial stability and health of all in Miami-Dade.  For 90 years, the organization has been an innovative force in the community, successfully responding to emerging needs and transforming people’s lives.