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CHCI Receives $600K Grant from Ford Foundation for Leadership Development Programs

October 22, 2013

Grant supports Congressional Internship Program and Graduate Law Fellowship

CHCI formally announced today that it has received a $600,000 grant from the Ford Foundation to support its Semester Congressional Internship Program and its Graduate Fellowship Program. Specifically, Ford Foundation’s support will allow CHCI to double the number of Congressional Internships during the Spring and Fall Semesters over the next two years and will also fund a Graduate Law Fellow in the 2014-2015 CHCI Fellowship class.  More...

Relive the Splendor of CHCI's Hispanic Heritage Month Events!

October 18, 2013

CHCI strategic media partner, HITN, is airing an hour-long CHCI Special this Sunday, October 20, at 9pm EST, called "Nuestro Tiempo...Hacia una América Sólida." The show will highlight the crucial role that Latinos play in the growth and development of the country. The special program is a compilation of the most outstanding and important moments of the 2013 Public Policy Conference, and will be hosted by renowned journalist, Gerson Borrero. Read More

New York Life Foundation Grants $240,000 to the CHCI Fellowship Program

October 8, 2013

Foundation Awards More than $560,000 Since 2009

NEW YORK, October 8, 2013 – CHCI announced today a three year, $240,000 grant from the New York Life Foundation to support the CHCI’s award-winning Public Policy Fellowship Program. The program offers up to 20 recent college graduates of Hispanic descent from across the country the opportunity to complete a nine month paid fellowship and gain real world work experience at the national level in the public policy area of their choice. Fellows can work in international affairs, economic development, education policy, housing, or local government in Washington, D.C.

“Without the New York Life Foundation’s support, deserving Latino students would not have been able to afford the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of spending nine months in Washington, D.C., the center of the world for public policy,” said Esther Aguilera, CHCI president and CEO. “The Fellows are exposed to a well-rounded curriculum that makes an indelible impression on their future careers.”  More...

CHCI Announces Cornerstone Donors For Comprehensive Campaign to Develop Next Generation of Latino Leaders

October 7, 2013

CHCI announced today that five of the nation’s leading companies have made very significant gifts in order to further its mission of educating and training the next generation of Latino leaders.

These “cornerstone” donations, from national and international titans Anheuser-Busch, Bank of America, Dell, PepsiCo, and Toyota, will support CHCI’s award-winning programs for thousands of high school, college and post-graduate students nationwide, furthering the organization’s mission of increasing Hispanic representation in leadership and highly-skilled professional roles in Washington, D.C., and across the country. Read More

Watch Episode 4 of the "CHCI Summer Intern Diaries" - Featuring Alexis Nieves

October 7, 2013

CHCI continues its celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with a new episode of the “CHCI Summer Intern Diaries.” Earlier this summer, four lucky CHCI interns from across the country were selected to capture their CHCI experience on-camera during the eight-week Congressional Internship Program in Washington, D.C.See what is like to be a CHCI Intern and apply now for the 2014 Spring Congressional Internship Program. Click here for more information and to begin your application! The deadline is Friday, November 8, 2013. Read More 

Washington Post: Salma Hayek is honored by Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

October 3, 2013

By David Montgomery

A hazard of the red-carpet stroll in Washington during a political crisis is that the reporters’ questions go straight from make of dress to who’s to blame. Faced with such a prospect Wednesday evening at the Washington Convention Center, actress Salma Hayek considered her words carefully. “Every time you come to D.C., it’s intense,” she said with sweet, lightly accented diplomacy before a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute gala. “If you come during a government shutdown, it’s a little more intense.” Read more

President Obama and First Lady to Attend CHCI’s 36th Annual Awards Gala

September 12, 2013

CHCI Chair Rep. Rubén Hinojosa announced today that President Barack Obama, joined by First Lady Michelle Obama, will address the largest Latino gala in the country at CHCI's 36th Annual Awards Gala on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. This marks five of the past six years President Obama has addressed the CHCI Gala, going back to when he was a presidential candidate in 2008.

“CHCI is very proud to welcome President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to our 36th Annual Awards Gala on October 2nd,” said Rep. Rubén Hinojosa, CHCI Chair. “His attendance reflects a strong commitment to the Latino community and to the future leaders that CHCI works so hard to develop each year. My colleagues in Congress and I look forward to working with the President to pass comprehensive immigration reform this year and continue our efforts to greatly improve the quality of life of Hispanics and all Americans.”  More...

CHCI Welcomes the Largest Cadre of Fall Students for Award-Winning Leadership Programs

September 9, 2013

CHCI welcomed the arrival of eleven Public Policy Fellows (PPF), eight Graduate Fellows (GFP), and 24 Fall Congressional Interns (CIP), making this the largest group of fall program participants in the history of the organization. Specifically, this will be the largest-ever class of Fall interns, thanks to a new grant from the Ford Foundation. In total, 43 college students and recent graduates from 19 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico are taking part in the nationally recognized and award-winning leadership programs focused on developing the next generation of Latino leaders. Read More

CHCI’s Fall Congressional Internship Program is supported by the Ford Foundation, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., and UPS. The CHCI Graduate Fellowship Program and the CHCI Public Policy Fellowship Program are made possible by: AARP, AFL-CIO, Altria Group Inc., Amgen, API, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, BP Foundation, Cargill, The Coca Cola Foundation, Fundación Azteca America, Google, MillerCoors, New York Life Foundation, PepsiCo Foundation, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), and Shell.  Southwest Airlines is the official airline of CHCI’s Leadership Development Programs.






NUVOtv Sponsors Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's Hispanic Heritage Month For 13th Year

September 7, 2013

NUVOtv Partnership Keeps Laughs Coming Year After Year

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, September 6, 2013 -- For thirteen years running and laughing, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) and NUVOtv (formerly SiTV), have teamed up to provide comic relief during CHCI’s annual Hispanic Heritage Month events. From Carlos Mencia and Cheech Marin, to Greg Giraldo and Paul Rodriguez, the top Latino comics in America have turned out to show support for CHCI’s leadership development programs while providing an oasis of humor for thousands of CHCI stakeholders over the years.

Thomas Rivera - September 2013 Junior Alumni of the Month

September 6, 2013

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