Graduate Fellows Host Successful Young Latino Leaders Summit Series, Release White Papers
The CHCI 2010-2011 Graduate Fellowship class gathered national experts and members of Congress as they presented their white papers during the Young Latino Leaders Summit Series on April 13-14 at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center. The fellows led a series of expert panels on critical issues impacting the Latino community in their respective areas of expertise – education, health, housing, law, and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Reps. Mike Honda, Rubén Hinojosa, Ben Ray Lujan and Lucille Roybal-Allard participated in the summits, lending their expertise and knowledge of current policies affecting Latinos. CHCI's Young Latino Leaders Summit Series is the culmination of its premier, nine-month Graduate Fellowship Program each year.
2011 Graduate Fellow White Papers
Higher Education by Miguel Lopez: College-ready, Set, Graduate
Secondary Education by Marvin Figueroa: Meeting the Educational Challenges of a 21st Century Economy: Strategic Investments to Win the Future
Health by Berenice Nuñez: Developing a Latino Serving Health Care Workforce in the Era of Health Reform
Housing by Judith Perez: The Future of Middle-Class Latino Homeownership
Law by Romie Barriere: The Over-and-Under-Identification of English Language Learners into Special Education
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) by Erasmo Nieves: Encouraging Science Education and Careers among Latinos