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This year, CHCI is celebrating 35 years of positive impact on the Latino community with an outstanding Public Policy Conference, Reyes of Comedy, and 35th Anniversary Awards Gala.  The events, which will be held September 10-13 in Washington, D.C., will honor CHCI’s past, present, and future as well as launch national Hispanic Heritage Month.  Early bird discounts end on July 2, so register now!

CHCI was founded by several visionary Hispanic members of Congress who wanted to provide more opportunities for young Latinos to achieve the American Dream.  Nearly 35 years later, CHCI still achieves this mission and has positively affected the lives of more than 7,000 Latinos!  This year's theme—CHCI at 35:  Keeping the Founders’ Promise—pays tribute to CHCI’s founders, highlights our current strength, and looks ahead to a bright future for the Latino community and our great nation!  Support our work by attending our Hispanic Heritage Month events in September.  View the 2012 HHM Events Schedule.

Public Policy Conference – September 10-12

2011 Public Policy Conference


The Public Policy Conference will assemble Latino leaders, experts, and scholars to participate in timely discussions of major policy issues affecting the Latino community. Key issues to be addressed during the plenary sessions, keynote luncheons, and policy summits include: economy and workforce, education, health, immigration, labor, STEM, and more. Register now to secure your seat in this important dialogue that helps shape issues of national concern.

Reyes of Comedy – September 12

CHCI’s 12th Annual Reyes of Comedy will showcase top Latino comedians and witty newcomers, offering a night of exceptional entertainment.  This year’s event is a sponsor-only benefit and all proceeds support CHCI’s youth leadership development programs.  Many sponsorships packages include Reyes tickets, so learn more about sponsoring an HHM event and select one that’s right for your organization.

35th Anniversary Awards Gala – September 13 


Hispanic Members of Congress and President & First Lady at 2011 Gala

Celebrate outstanding Latino achievement at CHCI’s 35th Anniversary Awards Gala.  To recognize our past, CHCI invited its former Highest Honors winners to attend the gala.  The following guests have already confirmed:

Lt. Col. Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch (ret.) – 2012 Medallion of Excellence for Leadership and Community Service
George Lopez – 2012 Medallion of Excellence for Leadership and Community Service
The Honorable Solomón P. Ortiz – 2008 Chair’s Award
Rep. José Serrano – 2008 Chair’s Award
Monica Lozano – 2007 Medallion of Excellence for Leadership and Community Service
María Elena Salinas – 2006 Chair’s Award & 2012 Gala Celebrity Host
Dolores Huerta – 2004 Medallion of Excellence for Leadership and Community Service
The Honorable and Mrs. Robert Garcia – 1985 Distinguished Service Award

Join these honorable guests and other Latino leaders, celebrities, and supporters for the largest and most prestigious Latino celebration in the country.  This signature event will recognize CHCI’s highest honors and pay tribute to individuals who have made significant contributions to improve and strengthen the Latino community.  Another outstanding after party, featuring exceptional Latino entertainers, will be held immediately following the gala.

Gala tables seat 10 and offer an intimate opportunity to support CHCI and emerging Latino leaders, while networking with colleagues and enjoying an incredible evening.  Reserve a table by Monday and save $2,000!

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Important CHCI Hispanic
Heritage Month
Dates

July 2
Early Bird Registration Ends

September 10-12
CHCI Public Policy Conference
Ronald Reagan Building &
International Trade Center
Washington, D.C.

September 11
Ready to Lead
Ronald Reagan Building &
International Trade Center
Washington, D.C.

September 12
CareerLider LIVE
Ronald Reagan Building &
International Trade Center
Washington, D.C.

September 12
12th Annual Reyes of Comedy
Ronald Reagan Building &
International Trade Center
Washington, D.C.

September 13
CHCI 35th Anniversary Awards Gala
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, D.C.


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