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CHCI Recognizes Henry Fernandez as the Recipient of the 2014 Medallion of Excellence for Distinguished Alumnus

August 5, 2014

The CHCI Alumni Association is proud to recognize long-time supporter and CHCI Board of Directors Member, Henry L. Fernández, Ed.D, as the recipient of the 2014 Medallion of Excellence for Distinguished Alumnus. Read more

Lambda Theta Phi Selects CHCI as Its National Philanthropy and Service Partner

August 4, 2014

On July 30, CHCI signed a historic agreement with Lambda Theta Phi, affirming its affiliation as the fraternity's national philanthropy and service partner. Read more

CHCI Celebrates the 2014 Joint Summer Programs Graduation

August 1, 2014

CHCI was proud to celebrate the 2014 Summer Programs Graduation Ceremony, honoring the 2014 CHCI Summer Congressional Interns (CIP)HEP CAMP Association Interns and R2L NextGen participants. Read more

CHCI Celebrates Latino Cabinet Members

July 29, 2014

On July 28, CHCI and its Chair, Rep. Rubén Hinojosa, hosted a reception, honoring Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, HUD Secretary Julián Castro, SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, and OPM Director Katherine Archuleta. Read more

Get Ready to Laugh for a Good Cause During CHCI's 14th Annual Reyes of Comedy

July 22, 2014

Get ready to laugh for a good cause with some of the best up and coming Latino comics during CHCI’s 14th Annual Reyes of Comedy. Join Gina Brillon, Vladimir CamaanoAngelo Lozada and host Erik Rivera on Wednesday, October 1, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, as they provide an evening of exceptional entertainment for a great cause. Also joining them on stage will be long-time Reyes of Comedy supporter, and amateur comedian, Rep. José Serrano. Immediately following Reyes of Comedy, join us for the After Party hosted by the CHCI Alumni Association! Party with a Purpose will bring together 200-250 young Latino professionals working on Capitol Hill, the Administration, federal agencies and national nonprofits in Washington, DC. Read more

CHCI Announces #CHCICares Campaign in Response to the Border Humanitarian Crisis

July 18, 2014

Keeping true to the @CHCI mission of developing the next generation of #Latinoleaders with a commitment to giving back, we have launched the #CHCICares campaign in response to the #humanitariancrisis of thousands of #refugeechildren at our borders. Long-term solutions will be needed to address the systemic problems of #violence, #poverty, and #humantrafficking that have contributed to the crisis.  But, now, in the short-term, we can all do our part to change the dialogue, donate funds, offer expertise and express our support. Please forward, repost, retweet, relink this #CHCICares message to reach all your networks. Read more

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Attention: Applications are Now Open for CHCI's Spring 2015 Congressional Internship

July 14, 2014

See what it's like to be a CHCI Intern!

Applications for the nationally acclaimed Spring Congressional Internship Program are now open until November 7, 2014. CHCI is seeking full-time college undergraduate students who are interested in participating in the 2015 Spring Congressional Internship Program. Selected individuals will receive an unmatched experience learning first-hand about our nation’s legislative process working for a member of Congress, as well as stipends, housing and round-trip airfare. Read more

CHCI Congratulates Sec. Julian Castro on Senate Confirmation

July 9, 2014

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) congratulates San Antonio Mayor, Julián Castro, on his Senate confirmation today to lead the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD). With this confirmation, Sec. Castro will join the top ranks of Latino appointees including Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, OPM Director Katherine Archuleta, among others. He will also be the third Latino to serve as Secretary of HUD since the department named its first secretary in 1966. He follows in the footsteps of Henry Cisneros, who also served as San Antonio mayor before serving in President Bill Clinton’s administration as the Secretary of HUD, and Mel Martinez, who served as Secretary of HUD under President George W. Bush. Read more

Join us for the 2014 Joint Summer Graduation Ceremony

July 7, 2014

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CHCI Partners with StoryCorps to Record and Share the Stories of CHCI Alumni

July 7, 2014

CHCI and the renowned oral history organization, StoryCorps, are proud to announce a new partnership that will help tell the transformative stories of CHCI Alumni as part of StoryCorps’ “Historias” initiative, which is dedicated to recording, preserving, and sharing the diverse stories and life experiences of Latinos in the United States. Read More