Local Heroes: Celebrating Diversity

Now in its 18th year, the Union Bank/KCETLink Local Heroes program brings attention to outstanding members of the community who are making significant contributions to improve and enrich the lives of others. For each of the following national commemorative months – Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (May); Black History Month (Feb.); Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15- Oct. 15); Jewish American Heritage Month (May); LGBT Pride Month (June); and Women’s History Month (March) – a selection committee chooses two exemplary honorees who reside in one of KCET’s 11 broadcast areas from nominations submitted by the public.

Stay tuned for KCET's 2014 Local Heroes Television Special, coming this fall, celebrating the 12 Local Heroes Honorees of 2014.

Recent Nominees

Please note, not all nominees are represented online.

Hispanic Heritage Month Nominees (honorees to be announced on September 15)
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