January 16, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Principals of influential Latino organizations this Saturday will lead a series of talks on how Latinos can increase participation in the civic life of the country and translate this engagement into policy outcomes on issues ranging from the economy to education to immigration. The symposium, called The Futuro: Talks About the Road Ahead and sponsored by the American Latino Heritage Fund, will take place at the Organizations of American States on 17th St. and Constitution Ave. (entrance on 17th), from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Read More
January 4, 2013
"It's finally happened," Biden said. "The American people have begun to understand not only the great contributions made, but the awesome potential, future potential of the Hispanic community."
In a historic night for the Hispanic community, CHCI welcomed the Hispanic members of the 113th Congress at a ceremonial swearing-in on Thursday, January 3, 2013, in the East Hall at Union Station in Washington, D.C. Vice President Joe Biden participated in the program and performed the swearing-in for the Hispanic members of the 113th Congress, and newly-elected CHCI and Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Rep. Rubén Hinojosa. More than 600 people turned out for the ceremony to hear from Biden, Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar, Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis, and Senator Robert Menendez. Telemundo anchor Jose Diaz-Balart served as celebrity emcee and the event was hosted by Time Warner Cable. More...
December 28, 2012
On behalf of the nearly 2,000 young Latinos served in 2012, CHCI wishes you and your familia a Happy New Year!
Help us continue to make a difference and fulfill our mission of developing the next generation of Latino leaders®. Consider a year-end gift of stock to CHCI. It's easy and quick and when you donate by December 31, you can take advantage of several great benefits of a non-cash contribution. Read more...
December 17, 2012
To support more students--like Roy--and their dreams of a stronger Latino community, CHCI has embarked upon a special online fundraising campaign to raise an additional $62,500 to supplement current scholarship funding. If every CHCI website visitor donates only $25, we'll easily exceed our goal! Get started now...
December 17, 2012
Nearly 200 of Los Angeles’ brightest and most motivated students joined CHCI for its Ready to Lead (R2L) Los Angeles event at the Rio Hondo College campus on Saturday, December 8, 2012. Students representing twenty high schools joined us for an intensive day full of learning and preparing for the college process. Welcomed by CHCI President & CEO, Esther Aguilera, and Vice President of Student Services at Rio Hondo College, Henry Gee, participants became eager to learn and ready to lead after listening to parallel messages of overcoming adversity through perseverance and how the pursuit of a higher education could help to release their truest and brightest potentials.
December 12, 2012
Rep. Rubén Hinojosa to Chair Nation’s
December 4, 2012
December 4, 2012
November 30, 2012
CHCI is proud to announce Diego Castañeda as the winner of CHCI's Election Day 2012 Video Contest. In the interest of promotion promoting civic engagement among Latinos, we asked our supporters to share with us why YOU voted during this election. Many summited their entries and despite having to go through hundreds of creative videos, we where moved by Castañeda’s work explaining what drives him to be more publicly engaged.
As the winner, Castañeda will receive an exclusive invitation to attend CHCI’s Swearing-in and Welcome Reception in Washington, D.C. on January 3, 2013, where we will welcome the Hispanic American Members of the 113th Congress. In addition, Southwest Airlines will provide the winner one round-trip airline voucher, valid for anywhere they fly in the Continental United States.
Congratulations, and we will see you on January 3rd for CHCI’s Swearing-in and Welcome Reception in Washington, D.C.
November 16, 2012
CHCI is happy to share the results of Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) elections yesterday, which will provide new leadership for the CHC during the 113th Congress beginning in January 2013.
Rep. Rubén Hinojosa of Texas was elected as CHC Chair, Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico as First Vice Chair, Rep. Linda Sanchez of California as Second Vice Chair and Congresswoman-elect Michelle Luján Grisham of New Mexico as Whip. More...