CHCI Impact Update

Welcome to CHCI's first Impact Update. To ensure that our key stakeholders and supporters are informed on the impact CHCI is making and how we are working diligently to meet our mission of Developing the Next Generation of Latino Leaders, we plan to send you these exclusive monthly updates.

We believe that our work is paying tremendous dividends; however, our work would not be possible without your support of our mission and we want to ensure that you, as a valued and vested partner, are aware of how your investment is making a difference, not only for the Latino community, but the nation. 

Alumni Impact Study

During the 2009 Public Policy Conference, CHCI released the results of its first ever Alumni Impact Study. This independent analysis, developed and completed by Exelencia in Education, quantified the profound impact CHCI programs have had on the lives and careers of its participants.  To read the Executive Summary and full report, please click here. 

Program Highlights

CHCI's leadership development programs have been singled out as best practice models in Capitol Hill newspapers The Hill and Roll Call for increasing diversity among Congressional staff and creating incomparable opportunities for young Latinos.

Fellowships Give Hispanic Youth a Chance for Jobs, Roll Call, September 17, 2009
"...the institute has been bringing young Latino professionals to Capitol Hill and federal agencies since 1981."

U.S. Capitol is too white, say critics, The Hill, June 25, 2009
"One of the first things we found very helpful in finding good folks to work on the Hill was the CHC's internship program and fellowship program," said Rep. Xavier Becerra (CA-31).

One way CHCI is getting the word out about its impact and programs is through public service announcements that are produced and air nationally thanks to key media partners.   To view the PSAs, featuring Members of Congress and CHCI interns, click here.

Hispanic Heritage Month Events: Conference and Gala

CHCI's 2009 Hispanic Heritage Month events raised more than $3.5 million for programs and thanks to the help of our dedicated board and ambassadors, we brought in 43 new sponsors from all over the country in support of developing the next generation of Latino leaders.  

CHCI also received unprecedented media coverage of its 2009 events.  Here are a few items that stand out.

Proud & Powerful Rub Elbows, Kudos at Hispanic Caucus Gala, Washington Post, September 17, 2009
"The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's black-tie gala comes around yearly at this time, but rarely with this kind of political and celebrity wattage."

President Barack Obama Sings Happy Birthday to Marc Anthony, New York Beacon, October 1, 2009
"The CHCI Annual Awards Gala is the hallmark event that launches Hispanic Heritage Month in Washington, D.C."

Three articles appeared in the September 18 edition of the Washington Hispanic. Click here for complete Washington Hispanic coverage.

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