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2012 CHCI Hispanic Heritage Month Events


Join the largest and most prestigious gathering of Latino leaders in the nation.


Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) is September 15 to October 15.  Join CHCI and more than 3,000 Latino leaders from across the country as we celebrate HHM 2012 with events in Washington, D.C.

CHCI's Hispanic Heritage Month Schedule of Events

View the Detailed Schedule of Events for September 10-13

Public Policy Conference:  September 10-12

Boost your organization's visibility and participate in critical dialogues on key national issues.
Select a Public Policy Conference Sponsorship to meet your goals and budget

CareerLider LIVE:  September 12

Employers:  Reach hundreds of Latino professionals at our exclusive job fair.
Employees:  Visit with top national companies to learn about exciting employment opportunities.

12th Annual Reyes of Comedy:  September 12

This year, tickets to CHCI's Reyes of Comedy are an exclusive benefit for HHM sponsors.
View all the sponsorship opportunities and select a package that includes Reyes of Comedy tickets.

35th Anniversary Awards Gala:  September 13

Join 35th Anniversary Gala Host Pepsico and Gala Exclusive Media Partner Univision in Keeping the
Promise to the next generation of Latino leaders.  View the Anniversary Gala Sponsorship Opportunities 
to support educational attainment and leadership development. 

Featuring Celebrity Guests:

George Lopez

photo credit:

Lt. Col. Consuelo
Castillo Kickbusch (ret.)


Emmy® Award-winning
Univision News Anchor &
2006 CHCI Chair’s Award
Recipient María Elena Salinas

CHCI is proud to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month by hosting the nation’s premier celebration of the Latino community.  This year’s theme—CHCI at 35: Keeping the Founders' Promise—pays tribute to the Institute's founding members whose vision has resulted in transformative programs that empower young Latinos and develop the next generation of Latino leaders. Throughout our 35 years, CHCI’s programs—Ready to Lead, High School Latino Leaders in D.C., Scholarships, Internships, and Fellowships—have made a powerful, positive difference in the lives of more than 7,000 young Latinos.  CHCI's HHM Events represent an opportunity to highlight these highly competitive and nationally acclaimed Latino youth leadership development programs, while raising critical funds to continue and expand opportunities for the next generation of Latino leaders.

Our 2012 events will be held on September 10-13 at the historic Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center and the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.  Attendance is anticipated to exceed 3,000 people for CHCI’s Public Policy Conference and 35th Anniversary 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.

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
Lidia Martinez, Southwest Airlines
Luis Campillo, Ibarra Strategy Group, CHCI Alumni Association President

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 Event Planning Process and How To Get Involved

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 in programs and email blasts and on signage and CHCI's website.  A partnership with CHCI also allows important connections to be made with our nationwide network. View sponsorship opportunities.

CHCI is tax-exempt under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code, Federal ID # 52-1114225. CHCI does not attempt to influence legislation and does not employ or retain any registered lobbyists. All grants and contributions to CHCI are tax deductible to the extent permitted by federal law. 


To confirm your event support and help us Develop the Next Generation of Latino leaders, please contact:

Gretchen Class
Corporate Donor Relations Manager

For information on the Hispanic Heritage Month events, please contact:

Shalimar Alio
Manager, Events


Estefanie Maldonado
Events Specialist
(202) 548-8782