Interns Tackle the Challenges of the Upcoming Census at the 2009 Tri-Caucus Youth Forum
Last week, 78 interns from The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS), the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF), and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), collectively known as the Tri-Caucus Interns, came together for a day of learning, problem solving, discussion and fun. Held at the Capitol Visitor Center, the interns participated in the Tri-Caucus Youth Forum focused on coalition building and analyzing and addressing the challenges facing the 2010 Census.
The Honorable Charles Gonzalez (TX- 20) spoke of the importance of the Census and the impact that it has on communities in the U.S. The Honorable Mazie Hirono (HI-2) spoke about the importance of coalition building across diverse communities and how it can be used for positive change in the context of such an important common goal as the outcome of the 2010 Census.
|Interns Noel Mendoza & Veronica Gordon
The Tri-Caucus Youth Forum was sponsored by the National Association of Realtors.
CHCI will soon wrap up its Congressional Internship Summer Blog contest, but it's not too late for you to vote for your favorite entries. With just one entry left to submit, the interns have already provided insight on working on the Hill, historical moments in DC, Sotomayor's confirmation, the 2010 Census, and more.
The responses are posted on CHCI's Web site for all to see and readers can vote for a blog entry by clicking on the "Like" option.
The goal of this initiative is to highlight the CHCI internship experience, providing a glimpse of the participants thoughts, interactions and activities. The winners will receive round trip airline tickets from Southwest Airlines, the official airline of the Congressional Internship Program.
To vote for your favorite entry, click here.
Also, join us for the interns graduation ceremony Wednesday, July 29 at the Rayburn House Office Building Courtyard from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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July 16, 2009
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