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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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in solidarity with the human side of this crisis.



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

CHCI to Honor Juliet V. García, Ph.D. at 37th Annual Awards Gala

June 20, 2014

CHCI and its Chair Rep. Rubén Hinojosa are proud to announce that Juliet V. García, Ph.D. will be awarded one of its highest honors—The Chair’s Medallion Award—in recognition of her accomplishments, leadership, and outstanding service to the Latino community at CHCI’s 37th Annual Awards Gala on October 2, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Juliet V. García, Ph.D. joined The University of Texas System as president of The University of Texas at Brownsville (UTB) in January 1992 after having served as president of Texas Southmost College (TSC) for six years. When she was named as president of the comprehensive community college in 1986, she became the first Mexican-American woman to become president of a college or university in the United States.  She was the second president of UTB and the 12th president of TSC. Read more

CHCI Announces the Winner of its Building my American Dream Instagram Contest

June 18, 2014

After countless hours of intense review and voting on the dozens of inspiring entries, CHCI is happy to announce Selianna Robles (AZ) is the winner of CHCI’s Building my American Dream Instagram Contest! In partnership with our friends at Southwest Airlines – the official airline of CHCI's leadership programs – the contest challenged Instagram users to post a photo that depicted a moment in their life that brought them closer to achieving their American dream. Click here to view a video compilation of all the entries. 

CHCI Announces its 2014 Public Policy Conference Topics

June 17, 2014

Attention All CHCI Supporters: Our landmark 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month Events will be held September 30 - October 2. For nearly 40 years, CHCI has achieved its mission of Developing the Next Generation of Latino Leaders® through our three pillars of success: EDUCATE, EMPOWER, and CONNECT. This year’s events and theme “Building Our Future, Together” reflect the growing strength of our community and the tremendous impact Latinos will have on the future success of America. The theme will be woven into each of our 13 main stage and summit sessions. Read more

CHCI Announces 2014 Medallion of Excellence Honorees

June 10, 2014

José Díaz-Balart

Eliseo Medina

CHCI is proud to announce that it will present its 2014 CHCI Medallion of Excellence Awards to television anchor and host José Díaz-Balart and union activist Eliseo Medina at its 37th Annual Awards Gala on Thursday, October 2, 2014. With the theme Building Our Future, Together, CHCI celebrates its annual Hispanic Heritage Month events from September 30 to October 2, 2014, drawing more than 3,000 leaders from across the country to its Public Policy Conference, Reyes of Comedy, and Annual Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. Read more

CHCI Celebrates its Last R2L of the Semester in New York

June 10, 2014

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CHCI closed the academic year with its last Ready to Lead (R2L) event of the semester in Brooklyn, NY.  For the second time, St. Francis College hosted over 100 students and mentors on Saturday, May 31, 2014 for an information-packed program. The goal of R2L is to help Latino high school students enter postsecondary education by motivating them to complete high school, empowering them to serve and lead in their communities, and instilling a belief that a college education is achievable. Read more

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