DALLAS, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) shows its dedication to the Hispanic community through its recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month and its many community partnerships that positively impact the Hispanic community. The airline will host an array of activities throughout the year to honor its long heritage of serving the Hispanic community and to show its strong dedication to diversity and inclusion. "Southwest Airlines is proud to show its ongoing support of the Hispanic community, but for us, it's much more than a month-long celebration," said Ellen Torbert, Southwest Airlines' Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion. "We are proud to partner with more than 65 Hispanic-focused organizations that work hard to make a positive difference in the communities we serve. Through those partnerships, we continue to connect People to what's important in their lives." Southwest proudly gives back to the Hispanic community: Year-round | Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc. (CHCI) Public Policy Fellowship, Washington, D.C. Southwest Airlines is proud to be the Official Airline of CHCI's Public Policy Fellowship program which offers professional leadership training for young Latinos who have completed a bachelor's degree. This program provides exposure to a wealth of information, contacts, and political activity in Washington, D.C. which gives fellows a unique opportunity to pursue their public policy career goals. August | Southwest Airlines named on Hispanic Network Magazine's "Best of the Best" List, National Hispanic Network Magazine named Southwest Airlines among the companies who ranked on the "Best of the Best" list in its top employers for Hispanics. The "Best of the Best" list is compiled from evaluations of corporations, government agencies, colleges, and industry leaders, by DiversityComm, Inc. and its four diversity magazines. Its intention is to recognize organizations for providing the best outreach and accessibility to the African American, Hispanic/Latino, Veteran, and Female population.