Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) is September 15 to October 15. Join CHCI and more than 4,000 Latino leaders from across the country as they celebrate HHM 2011 with events in Washington, D.C.!
CHCI is proud to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month by hosting the nation’s premier tribute to the Latino community. This year’s theme—Keeping the Promise: Unity, Strength, Leadership—celebrates CHCI's 34 years of positive change, and sets the organization's and community's sights on what is needed for a brighter future for all Latinos in the 21st century.
CHCI events will be held September 11-14 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and historic Warner Theatre. Attendance is anticipated to exceed 4,500 people for CHCI’s Public Policy Conference and Awards Gala. Combined, these events represent the largest and most prestigious gathering of Hispanic leaders in the nation. Attendees and guests will include national leaders, elected officials, corporate executives, community activists, educators, entertainers, and media personalities.
By focusing on programs and services that promote educational attainment and leadership development, CHCI is committed to expanding opportunities for the next generation of Latino leaders. HHM events represent an opportunity for CHCI to highlight its highly competitive and nationally acclaimed Latino youth leadership development programs—Public Policy and Graduate Fellowship Programs, Congressional Internship Program, Scholarship Program—and R2L, a college readiness program for high school students. R2L's newest program, High School Latino Leaders in D.C., will also be featured.
CHCI would like to thank its HHM Planning Committee for its leadership in assembling this year’s high-caliber program:
Rep. Ben R. Luján, HHM Planning Committee Chair
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard
Ivelisse Estrada, Vice President, Corporate and Community Relations, Univision
Frank P. Ros, Vice President, Latin Affairs, The Coca-Cola Company
Demonstrate your commitment to young Latino leaders during Hispanic Heritage Month
Your support of CHCI's Hispanic Heritage Month events will help change the future of the fastest and youngest demographic in the U.S. and increase representation across all sectors with well-prepared, highly educated, and civically engaged Latino leaders by 2030 when the Hispanic population will be an estimated 25 percent of our population.
CHCI's will work with you to create a sponsorship package that will strategically support your organization’s goals stay within your budget, and highlight your commitment to transforming the lives of young Latinos. Additionally, support to CHCI’s Hispanic Heritage Month events will increase an organization’s presence in our nation’s capital while offering many additional benefits including invaluable name recognition through logo or listing inclusion on all materials, signage, website, and e-newsletter. A partnership with CHCI also allows important connections to be made with our nationwide network.
KEEPING THE PROMISE
Keeping the Promise is a five-year campaign to raise $43 million to strengthen and expand the reach and scope of our high school college readiness program, annual scholarships and other college attainment efforts, and professional development programs, including internships and fellowships.
Our programs draw from a national group of young Latinos and provide the financial support, resources, and direct work experience on Capitol Hill to develop a pipeline of highly talented young Latino Leaders.
You can help CHCI succeed in its mission in any of the following ways:
- Purchase a table at the CHCI 34th Annual Awards Gala. Invite your colleagues to a premier evening of networking and award-winning entertainment, while supporting CHCI’s educational attainment and leadership development programs. The Annual Awards Gala is the signature event of CHCI’s Hispanic Heritage Month Events.
- Purchase two gala tickets and donate them to CHCI to allow emerging Latino leaders the opportunity to experience this signature Hispanic Heritage Month Event.
- Make a donation directly to CHCI’s Keeping the Promise campaign.
However you choose to direct your support, your contribution will make a critical difference in preparing the next generation of Latino leaders and in building the nation’s competitive edge globally.
CHCI is tax-exempt under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code. All grants and contributions to CHCI are tax deductible to the extent permitted by federal law.
CONTACT USTo confirm your event support and help us Develop the Next Generation of Latino leaders, please contact:
Senior Manager, Development
For information on the Hispanic Heritage Month events, please contact: