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.
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.
September 6, 2013
September 6, 2013
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