September 6, 2013
Register now for the CHCI Public Policy Conference – September 30 - October 1 – and be a part of the “Tri-Caucus Plenary”. Join CHC Chair, Rep. Rubén Hinojosa; CBC Chair, Marcia Fudge; CAPAC Chair, Rep. Judy Chu; and Woman’s Caucus Co-Chair, Donna Edwards on October 1st, from 8:45 to 10:30 am, for a riveting discussion on how unity strengthens our efforts to achieve common legislative goals. The conversation will also explore ways on how to increase our communities’ presence in areas where they have been notoriously underrepresented. Read More
The Tri-Caucus Plenary is brought to you by the generous support of Otsuka Pharmaceuticals.
September 3, 2013
CHCI announced the performance of five time Grammy Award® and Latin Grammy®-winning international superstar Olga Tañón at its 36th Annual Awards Gala on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The entertainment finale is brought to the CHCI stage by Toyota and Anheuser-Busch. Read More
August 6, 2013
During the month of August, two of CHCI’s Junior Alumni will be heading off for their first semester at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Both Katherine Barahona and Jasmine Palomares will be the first in their families to head to college and represent the next generation of Latino leaders in our community. Read More
August 2, 2013
Five Senators, 25 Members of Congress, National Leaders Confirmed for 2013 Public Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. Starting September 30
CHCI today announced that Emmy Award winning journalist Jose Diaz-Balart, news anchor for “Noticiero Telemundo” and host of “Enfoque con Jose Diaz-Balart,” will serve as celebrity host at its 36th Annual Awards Gala on October 2, 2013 in Washington, D.C. The event is the largest gathering of Latino leaders in the country and is part of CHCI’s Hispanic Heritage Month events, including its 2013 Public Policy Conference and Reyes of Comedy. Díaz-Balart is celebrity hosting thanks to long time CHCI partner and Telemundo parent company, Comcast NBCUniversal. More...
July 30, 2013
“It was a surreal experience. I couldn’t believe that I was selected out of nearly 300 applicants for CHCI’s R2L NextGen program,” explained Denise Barrios, a rising high school senior at Social Justice Humanitas Academy in Los Angeles. Denise and 39 other high school students arrived on Sunday, July 14 to Washington, D.C. from ten regions across the country to participate in a week-long leadership and civic engagement program. At no cost to the participants, students received round trip travel, lodging, meals, training, and a $250 wardrobe gift card. This program was made possible by supporters who are committed to developing the next generation of Latino leaders including founding sponsor State Farm Insurance; Southwest Airlines, the official airline of CHCI Leadership Programs; Macy’s, the official wardrobe sponsor of R2L NextGen; and a variety of regional supporters. Read More
The CHCI R2L NextGen Program was made possible by the generous support of: Synopsys, Baxter, The California Endowment, MAFCO, PG&E, IBC Bank, Moses Mercado Family Foundation, Castellano Family Foundation, CHCI Employees' 2012 Annual Giving Campaign, CHCI Fall 2012 Congressional Interns, Orlando Montan, CHCI 2011-12 Fellows, TROUP, CHCI Alumni Association – New York Chapter, and Minerva Rodriguez.
July 26, 2013
On Wednesday, July 27, CHCI was proud to celebrate the 2013 Summer Programs Graduation Ceremony, honoring the 2013 CHCI Summer Congressional Interns (CIP), HEP CAMP Association Interns and R2L NextGen participants. These 82 future Latino Leaders were treated to a wonderful ceremony held at the Rayburn Foyer, attended by a variety of special guests such as: Brandon Kirkham (Marathon Oil), Fernando Laguarda & Lynn Romano (Time Warner Cable), Julio Suarez (Darden), Gilbert & Jacki Cisneros (The Gilbert and Jacki Cisneros Foundation), Juan Otero (Comcast NBCUniversal), Lupe De la Cruz (PepsiCo), Xochitl Yañez & Roosevelt Elicerk (State Farm Insurance), Camille Donald (Mass Mutual) and Rep. Jim Costa. CHCI President & CEO, Esther Aguilera, delivered the opening remarks highlighting not only the diversity of the class, but also the potential represented by each and every participants. CHCI Chair, Rubén Hinojosa and Rep. Joe Garcia also joined Esther on stage, providing some inspiring words to the graduating class. Read More
July 9, 2013
Senator Menendez, Mayor Redd, Assemblyman Whip Wilson, County Clerk Joe Ripa, CHCI, Mafco, and State Farm® Congratulate NJ Latino High School Students Chosen to Participate in NJ’s First National Civic Engagement Program
Camden, N.J. – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Democratic Hispanic Task Force, today joined Mayor Dana Redd, Assemblyman Whip Wilson, County Clerk Joe Ripa, and representatives of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) at LEAP Academy’s S.T.E.M. High School campus in congratulating three local high school students who were selected to participate in CHCI’s prestigious Ready To Lead Next Generation, a.k.a. R2L NextGen, 2013 Program. Read More
July 5, 2013
CHCI is gearing up for our 2013 R2L NextGen program, taking place July 14-19, 2013. With the support of our founding sponsor, State Farm Insurance, as well as Southwest Airlines, the Official Airline Sponsor of the 2013 Leadership Development Programs, R2L NextGen will bring 40 high school students from nine cities across the United States to D.C. for a week long civic engagement and leadership program.
The program, formerly known as High School Latino Leaders in D.C., has served 60 students since 2011. These 60 young leaders have the distinction of being recognized as junior members of the CHCI Alumni Association. CHCI has continued to connect with these young leaders as they progress through high school and into college. To see where these talented young people will be studying next year, click here.
July 3, 2013
July 1, 2013
Despite the threat of inclement weather, interns from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF), the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) and CHCI came together for the 2013 Tri-Caucus Welcome Reception. The event served as a fantastic introduction to life on Capitol Hill, giving the interns a chance to break the ice and learn the valuable skill of networking.
The interns also had the opportunity to listen to the inspiring words of several caucus leaders, including CHCI Chair Rubén Hinojosa, Reps. Mike Honda, Maxine Waters, Al Green, and Danny Davis. CHCI and its sister organizations take great pride in developing the next generation of leaders. The Tri-Caucus Reception highlights the hard work put forth by our interns, while celebrating the rich diversity and outstanding potential of our respective communities.