DENVER, Sept. 24, 2007 - Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) has launched a new, comprehensive Spanish-language educational program called Motivate.Educate.Elevate. to highlight information and opportunities made available by Qwest that reflect important multicultural values. The program is one example of Qwest's ongoing commitment to highlight opportunities available within the Hispanic community.
The ongoing Motivate.Educate.Elevate. program is being introduced in conjunction with National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 - Oct. 15) and just before Cyber Security Month (October). Motivate.Educate.Elevate. primarily encourages community involvement and education, promotes online safety and helps prevent identity theft.
A new Spanish-language Web site at www.qwest.com/motivate is the focal point of the program. The site provides resources for parents, teachers and the Hispanic community to learn about safety programs and technology grants available through the Qwest Foundation.
"Motivate.Educate.Elevate. provides some of the most comprehensive Spanish-language information about technology, education and safety initiatives," said Ric Padilla, vice president of corporate social responsibility at Qwest. "At the Web site, visitors can view information made available from Qwest about a variety of things, including how to help keep their kids safe from online predators and how to nominate their schools to receive funding for new classroom technologies."
The three primary components of the Motivate.Educate.Elevate. program are:
Qwest is a leading provider of communications and entertainment services and also demonstrates an unparalleled commitment to serving its Hispanic customer base. For more information about Motivate.Educate.Elevate., visit www.qwest.com/motivate.
Qwest offers a unique and powerful combination of managed voice and data solutions for businesses, government agencies and consumers – locally and throughout the country. Customers coast to coast are turning to Qwest's industry-leading national fiber optic network and its Spirit of Service for quality products and superior customer experience. Qwest is a participant in Networx, the largest communications services contract in the world, to provide leading-edge voice, data and video services. For more information on Qwest, and its various operating subsidiaries, please go to www.qwest.com. For information about the products and services Qwest is offering in the Networx contract, visit www.gsanetworx.com.
About the Qwest Foundation
The Qwest Foundation's core principle is that investing in education provides lasting value for the future. The Qwest Foundation awards grants to community-based programs that generate high impact and measurable results, focusing on pre-K through 12th grade education.