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CHCI applauds U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today for the appointment of CHCI alumna Alejandra Ceja as the new executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. Ceja, a former CHCI Public Policy Fellow, will lead the administration’s efforts to address disparities in education that impact the Latino community and provide policy solutions to President Obama and Secretary Duncan.
“Alejandra is a trusted advisor and leader in the Hispanic community,” Duncan said. “As director of this important initiative, Alejandra will continue her exceptional work of pursuing academic excellence and opportunities for Hispanics across the country.” Read More
CHCI Fellows sat down with renowned New York Times columnist David Brooks earlier this week to talk about their experiences in life and with CHCI that have put them on a pathway to success. Read this impactful story here.
Not long ago, I devoted a column to the mostly upper-middle-class students at elite universities — the empirical kids. I thought it would be interesting to devote a column to students who at least started at the other end of the social scale. So the Times researcher Anne Snyder and I interviewed a bunch of young people whom we had met earlier through the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. Read the full story here.
WASHINGTON DC, April 16, 2013 -- Grupo Salinas, a group of dynamic, fast-growing and technologically advanced companies controlled by Founder and Chairman Ricardo Salinas Pliego, is pleased to announce a seminar with The Aspen Institute to further leadership development for Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) fellows.
This seminar, “Leadership and the Good Society”, uses the Aspen Institute’s classic approach of text-based dialogue to help CHCI fellows reflect more broadly and deeply on the timeless values that support contemporary policy discussions. The customized curriculum incorporates Latino and Latina authors and is designed to deepen and broaden participants’ learning from their CHCI fellowship experience while challenging them to think about their own leadership roles.
Throughout, the seminar highlights CHCI’s four dimensions of leadership: engagement, responsibility, coalition building, and Latino culture and history. The seminar will be held in Washington, DC, on May 2-3 and will be moderated by Dr. David Townsend, Aspen Senior Moderator and Tutor at St. John’s College, Annapolis. More...
|Early Bird Registration Now Open!|
CHCI is happy to announce that the early bird registration for the CHCI Hispanic Heritage Month Events 2013 is now open. Join more than 4,000 guests in the nation's capital as we celebrate Our Time: A Strong America. All proceeds benefit CHCI's award-winning and nationally acclaimed programs—Ready 2 Lead, scholarships, internships, and fellowships—providing unmatched career and leadership development opportunities to young, talented Latinos. Register now!
Students from specific counties within Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, San Antonio, and Washington, D.C. have one more week to apply to CHCI’s High School Latino Leaders in D.C. program, the only national civic engagement and leadership training for Hispanic youth. Applications are due Monday, April 8 at 11:59 am EST and can be completed at apply.chci.org.