Collaborating with the OKC Hispanic Chamber to Boost Opportunity

Steve Hahn – President, AT&T Oklahoma
February 14, 2024
Broadband Access and Affordability, Community Impact

Collaborating with the OKC Hispanic Chamber to Boost Opportunity

I recently visited with David Castillo, the president and CEO of the Greater Oklahoma Hispanic Chamber, to talk about our shared commitment to the Hispanic community in Oklahoma City (OKC).

During our conversation, David announced AT&T as the winner of the Chamber’s Compadres Award for our contributions to the community and participation with the Chamber. The Compadres Award is one of the highest honors from the Chamber. I was excited to accept the award on behalf of our employees and retirees in OKC and across our great state.

David and his team are champions of Hispanic businesses and culture in Oklahoma City and are major contributors to the economic vitality of the city, region and our entire state.

Our team at AT&T – our employees and their families, along with our retirees – is proud to do our part to support the Chamber’s members and mission.

We start by investing in our network – to connect people to greater possibilities. In Oklahoma, we invested nearly $925 million in our wireless and wireline network infrastructure from 2020-2022, including more than $475 million in the OKC region.

We also are supporting programs to help boost digital skills and literacy for businesses and families in OKC.

AT&T contributed $35,000 to the chamber to support a bilingual, business development curriculum to provide Hispanic entrepreneurs with training on topics they will need to be successful in our digital-first world. We also provided laptops to help better connect these entrepreneurs to their customers.

We also were proud to collaborate with the Chamber to provide laptops, mentoring and other tools to help Hispanic women entrepreneurs, enabling them to start or grow their own businesses. I was honored to join the Chamber team last August to announce this project during the annual VIVA Conference, an annual event that attracted more than 10,000 of our fellow Oklahomans.

Watch my conversation with David:

By helping stimulate job growth, improving opportunities for technical training and being a catalyst to stimulate new diverse businesses, we aim to help improve the livelihoods for people here in OKC, across Oklahoma and around the country.

We look forward to continuing our strong relationship with David and his team in the year ahead. And, I thank him for recognizing our company with the Compadres Award.

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