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In Case You Missed It: CHCI Alumni Association 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month Events Highlights

October 22, 2014

CHCI's 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month events have concluded and once again they were a huge success! Check out some of the best highlights of the events. Read more

In Case You Missed It: Los Lobos Rocked the CHCI Gala Entertainment Finale

October 21, 2014

CHCI's 37th Annual Awards Gala concluded with a rocking performance by multiple Grammy Award–winning Chicano rock band, Los Lobos, and the evening's opening act, Mariachi Nuevo Santander from Roma High School. Read more

Record Your Story with StoryCorps

October 20, 2014

CHCI and the renowned oral history organization, StoryCorps, continue to compile the transformative stories of CHCI Alumni as part of StoryCorps’ “Historias” initiative. Read more

In Case You Missed It: Watch Jose Diaz-Balart and the 2014 CHCI Medallions of Excellence Awardees

October 16, 2014

This year, CHCI was honored to award the Medallions of Excellence to José Díaz-Balart, Eliseo Medina, and Dr. Juliet V. Garcia, and the 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award to Henry L. Fernández. Click here to watch their tribute videos and acceptance speeches below.

Latina Leaders Share their Stories at CHCI's 2014 Latina Leadership Luncheon

October 15, 2014

What better way to celebrate the end of Hispanic Heritage Month than to recognize the indelible mark that Latinas are leaving in our communities and our country. Read more

CHCI Highlights Latino Underrepresentation During the 2014 Opening Plenary - Where are the Latinos?

October 14, 2014

CHCI brought together a diverse panel of experts and partners to tackle the issue of Latino and Latina underrepresentation in the key sectors of television media, federal government, clinical drug trials, corporate boards, and voter turnout. Read more

CHCI Alumni Featured on HITN!

October 10, 2014

CHCI strategic media partner, HITN, will present a special program featuring successful CHCI Alumni on Sunday, October 12th at 7:30 pm EST. Read more

Building Our Future, Together: A Message from Esther Aguilera

October 9, 2014

Dear CHCI Friend,

Thank you for making this year’s CHCI Hispanic Heritage Month events a success as we gathered around the theme: Building our Future, Together.

Last month, we were joined by six current and former Cabinet Members, over 25 Members of Congress, and expert panelists leading policy discussions on important issues that we care deeply about. Our events broke previous records with 11,640 views from 15 countries via Livestream. They were attended by more than 3,000 people and reached a total of 2.2 million followers through our social media networks. Read more

CHCI Is Proud to Recognize its 2014 Capstone Donors

October 7, 2014

CHCI is proud to recognize Time Warner Cable, Hyundai Motor America, and Entravision as its 2014 Capstone Donors. Read more

CHCI's 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month Events Educate, Empower, and Connect

October 3, 2014

With a combined attendance of more than 3,000 people, CHCI's 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month Events have concluded and were once again a huge success! The Public Policy Conference, Reyes of Comedy, and 37th Annual Awards Gala showcased the strength and influence of our community and the tremendous impact Latinos are having on the future success of America. 

President Barack Obama addressed the largest Latino gathering in the country at the Awards Gala on Thursday, October 2. This was the fifth year that President Obama has spoken at CHCI’s Hispanic Heritage Month events, going back to when he was a presidential candidate in 2008. He was introduced by Senator Robert Menendez and CHCI Chair Rep. Ruben Hinojosa. The evening’s festivities included remarks by figures of national prominence, including Democratic House Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, and recognition of CHCI’s highest honors—the annual Chair’s Medallion Award to Dr. Juliet V. Garcia and the CHCI Medallion of Excellence awardees, Jose Diaz-Balart and Eliseo Medina. The event was celebrity hosted by renowned journalist and former CNN anchor Zoraida Sambolin, Weekday Edition co-anchor of NBC 5 News Today in Chicago. The evening concluded with a rocking performance by multiple Grammy Award–winning Chicano rock band, Los Lobos, celebrating its 40th anniversary. Read More

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