6th Edition of National Directory of
Scholarships, Internships and Fellowships for Latino Students Released
In partnership with the Close Up Foundation, CHCI today announced its newest leadership development initiative, the “Young Latino Leaders in Washington, D.C. Program.” CHCI also released the 6th Edition of its popular and highly-anticipated National Directory of Scholarships, Internships, and Fellowships for Latino Students. Both projects are supported by State Farm Insurance Companies®.
“We look forward to hosting 20 talented young Latino high school students on Capitol Hill this summer who are eager to learn more about government and policy,” said Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez, CHCI Chair. “We are also very proud of the new National Directory that lists thousands upon thousands of opportunities for Latino youth, whether they are looking for money to pay for college, intern in their field for a summer, or secure a fellowship after college graduation to gain a foothold in the professional world."
CHCI Chair Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez, Mia Charity, Chief Development Officer, Close Up Foundation, Esther Aguilera, CHCI President & CEO, and Steve Aguilar, Operations Vice President, State Farm Insurance Companies.
The demand is exploding. This year alone the number of students interested in participating in CHCI programs jumped from 9,000 to more than 23,000! As the dramatic population growth of the Latino community in the United States continues, it is imperative that we significantly increase the number of Latinos ready to assume leadership positions in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Both corporate America and government have a significant stake in the outcome, and CHCI is uniquely positioned to deliver.
Over the next five years, the "Keeping the Promise" initiative will lay the foundation for a bold future for CHCI, the Hispanic community and the nation. Our 2011 goal is $8 million – a 33% increase over 2010.
We invite you to be part of this ambitious effort to shape America's future.