Georgia Power and Atlanta Braves celebrate Nuestra Cultura
Company teams up with the Atlanta Braves Los Bravos with new elementary school reading program

ATLANTA, Sept. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power and the Atlanta Braves today announced a new partnership highlighting and celebrating Nuestra Cultura during Hispanic Heritage Month. The new program is a community initiative created to educate, engage and celebrate the many contributions Hispanics and Latinos have made to the game of baseball through community service initiatives and presented in coordination with Georgia Power's longstanding Learning Power in-school curriculum. Through the new week-long program launching in classrooms this week, local elementary school students will have the opportunity to meet and participate in a Q&A with Braves players, coaches and staff about their childhood, career and interests.  

Georgia Power Energy Efficiency Education Coordinator, Deborah Pendergrass, presents a Learning Power lesson to third and fourth grade students.

The Nuestra Cultura is just one of the ways Georgia Power is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. Additional events and initiatives hosted this month include Plaza Fiesta's Independencia de Mexico (a family friendly celebration that hosts vendors, food tents, music, dancing and performances), Los Bravos Day at SunTrust Park (a special on-field presentation saluting the Hispanic heritage of many current and former Braves players) and Todos Somos Heroes by Telemundo Atlanta (celebrating the inspiring stories of ordinary people whose daily acts make a difference for their family, friends and community).

Georgia Power's Learning Power education program is rooted in the company's longstanding commitment to improving education in Georgia. Since the program's inception in 2011, the company has reached more than 420,000 students and hosted more than 17,300 individual science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) events. Learning Power education coordinators present STEM-related lessons highlighting energy basics such as simple circuits and energy efficiency, in addition to activities that help students understand how electricity is generated and distributed.

Georgia Power is dedicated to engaging with all of customers through community programs and partnerships, while maintaining a workforce that represents the communities it serves. This dedication is a part of the company's broader commitment to being a "citizen wherever we serve" and continued work to improve the quality of life for citizens throughout Georgia. Learn more at  

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Georgia Power is the largest electric subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America's premier energy company. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the company's promise to 2.5 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day and the company is consistently recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information, visit and connect with the company on Facebook (, Twitter ( and Instagram (

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