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Intel Contributes $2 Million To Help Launch National Hispanic Cultural Center In New Mexico

Intel Contributes $2 Million To Help Launch National Hispanic Cultural Center In New Mexico

Published 06-26-00

Submitted by Intel

The Hispanic Culture Foundation and Intel Corporation today announced a historic $2 million, three-year collaboration to integrate the latest technology tools at the new National Hispanic Cultural Center. Located in Albuquerque, the Cultural Center is the largest and most state-of-the-art facility for the preservation and promotion of Hispanic culture and arts. It is scheduled to open Oct. 21.

The contribution will support the Center's Intel Center for Technology and Visual Arts that will include both physical and Internet-based resources and research tools. Intel's contribution is the largest single business and industry grant to the Center to date.

"Intel's contribution will enable visitors to the Center to develop technology skills by using these tools to do research, learn about culture and share ideas with others around the world," said Craig R. Barrett, president and chief executive officer of Intel Corporation. "Our collaboration with the Center is an example of Intel's larger effort to provide access to technology and connect communities in innovative ways."

Intel's Contribution Provides State-of-the-Art Services
The $2 million Intel grant will provide equipment, technical training and assistance over three years. The Intel Center for Technology and Visual Arts will provide multimedia learning opportunities through the use of state-of-the art media services, including:

global dissemination of the Center's offerings via a Web site which will hold large databases of historical and genealogical information and provide access to performance and visual arts;
real-time information sharing and learning via a videoconferencing system in two locations at the Center;
interactive learning of Hispanic visual arts in a museum setting, using "learning kiosks" to enhance the museum experience; and,
a broadcast and routing facility for local production of content and interactive displays, such as lectures, live radio and television feeds, to connect learners across the globe.
Intel Outreach to Hispanic Community in New Mexico
Intel's contribution to the Center is the continuation of a long-standing relationship between Intel and the Hispanic community in New Mexico.

Edward Lujan, chairman of the board of the National Hispanic Cultural Center, said that the collaboration was a major step forward in realizing a 17-year dream.

"We are excited about this historic step forward in making the National Hispanic Cultural Center one of the premier centers in the world for Hispanic culture and arts. Intel's participation and assistance provides a dimension to the center that will make the research, resources and cultural treasures housed in the center available to the world through technology," Lujan said.

New Mexico Sen. Pete V. Domenici, who has been a long-time supporter of the Center's development, said, "Our hopes remain high for the many purposes of this unique cultural center. Intel's generous gift is a fine example for other corporate citizens to emulate. Over the last 20 years, Intel has contributed to the economic vitality of our state, our schools and community."

About the Hispanic Cultural Foundation and the National Hispanic Cultural Center
The Hispanic Cultural Foundation's ( mission is to solicit financial support for the Cultural Center's capital projects, program development and operational costs from businesses, industry and individuals. The Center received its initial capital and operational funding from federal, state and city governments. The $50 million Center is adjacent to the Rio Grande, on a 22-acre tract of land supplied by the City of Albuquerque. The Center will include an amphitheater, a research center for genealogy, a library, a culinary arts institute, a 700-seat theatre, two smaller theatres, art galleries and a restaurant.

Intel in New Mexico
Intel established a plant in Rio Rancho, N.M. in 1980. Today, it employs more than 5,000 workers at that site and recently announced a $2 billion expansion. Intel has a multi-million dollar global history of educational and community involvement. In New Mexico, Intel funded construction of Rio Rancho High School, has supported education and technology in Sandoval County schools, and currently supports education and training at the Technical Vocational Institute in Albuquerque. Support of the Hispanic Culture Foundation is an extension of Intel's commitment to education and its corporate policy of promoting a welcoming attitude toward diversity and recognizing the importance of diversity in the company and throughout the nation.

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