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CHCI Latino Leadership Networking Reception

April 7, 2014

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On March 27, CHCI and the CHCI Alumni Association, together with Teach For America, hosted a networking reception with Latino area professionals and leaders at New York Life’s Midtown Manhattan headquarters to promote the Presidential Appointments Initiative and to encourage CHCI Alumni to apply for leadership roles. CHCI President & CEO Esther Aguilera opened the evening with a warm welcome. Read more

The CHCI Latino Leadership Networking Reception was made possible with the support of Azteca América and Teach for America.

State Farm Youth Advisory Board (YAB) Grant Application is Now Available!

April 3, 2014

State Farm's Youth Advisory Board (YAB) provides service-learning grants to nonprofits, K-12 schools and higher education institutions. Four million dollars will be granted to quality, youth-led service-learning initiatives throughout the United States. Make sure to submit your Request for Proposals (RFP) online by Friday, May 2 at 11:59 p.m. CST.  Read more

CHCI Celebrates Chair’s Welcome Reception for Nevada’s Latino Youth

April 3, 2014

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On March 15, CHCI and its Chairman Rep. Rubén Hinojosa, hosted the Chair’s Welcome Reception at the Las Vegas MGM Grand Conference Center, in support of Latino youth. The list of distinguished guests included Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard, Tony Cárdenas, Luis Gutierrez, Pedro Pierluisi, Linda Sanchez, and Dina Titus; CHCI Board and Advisory Council Members; and a variety of state and local government representatives. Read More

The CHCI Chair's Welcome Reception for Latino Youth was made possible thanks to the generous support of ExxonMobil, Mary Kay, MGM ResortsPG&E Corporation, and Southwest Airlines.

Last Chance to Join Us for the CHCI 2014 Young Latino Leader Summit Series

April 3, 2014

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Join the 2013-14 CHCI Graduate Fellows and special guests from April 8 (Senate Visitor Center, Rooms 208 & 209) to April 9 (Cannon HOB, Room 441), for an in-depth discussions on critical issues. During the summits, each fellow organizes and moderates a public policy roundtable discussion on insightful and timely issues affecting the Latino community and the nation. CHCI Fellows select a topic from their specific areas of focus—education, health, housing, law, or STEM. These discussions are held on Capitol Hill, where members of Congress, Congressional staffers, public policy experts, national leaders and other changemakers are invited to attend, free of charge. Read more

Join Us for the 2014 CHCI Joint Spring Graduation

April 3, 2014

CHCI cordially invites you to attend the 2014 Spring Joint Graduation Ceremony on Tuesday, April 29, at the U.S. Library of Congress, Madison Hall. Join us in congratulating the distinguished 2013-14 Graduate Fellows, Public Policy Fellows, and 2014 Spring Congressional Interns as they conclude their comprehensive programs and return to their respective communities as CHCI Alumni. Read more

CHCI Announces New Additions to its 2014 Advisory Council

March 28, 2014

CHCI today announced recent additions to its 2014 CHCI Advisory Council, adding dedicated national leaders committed to the organization’s mission of developing the next generation of Latino leaders.

CHCI is pleased to welcome its newest 2014 Advisory Council members:

Joedis Avila, Ford Motor Company Fund
J. Robert Carr, Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Joan Gillman, Time Warner Cable, and
Chris Ornelas, National Association of Broadcasters

“We are very pleased to have such a distinguished and talented group of professionals join our advisory council to help guide CHCI forward,” said Esther Aguilera, CHCI President & CEO. “With the Latino population positioned to determine the future success of America, it is critical that we leverage dynamic partnerships to support the aspirations of Latino youth to succeed through education, leadership development, and convening the most powerful network of Latino and national leaders.”

Watch the Cesar Chavez Movie This Weekend & Sign the Petition

March 25, 2014

On March 28th, the nation will finally get the opportunity to watch the critically acclaimed movie, Cesar Chávez, about the life story of one of the most important civil rights figures in U.S. history, starring Michael Peña and America Ferrera. CHCI has worked closely with the cast and director, Diego Luna, to make sure that this unique and often overlooked part of our civil rights history gets the attention it deserves.

Films like Cesar Chávez are judged by how well they do at the box office its opening weekend, which is why it's crucial that we help spread the word—so movies like this succeed and others like it are made!

CHCI is encouraging everyone to organize Meet-Ups in their areas and watch the movie this weekend (March 28-30) with family and friends.

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CHCI Thanks Rep. Ed Pastor for Years of Service to Latino Community

February 28, 2014

CHCI congratulates and thanks former CHCI Chair, Congressman Ed Pastor, for his 23 years of service to the Latino community, his Arizona constituents, and the nation.  We applaud his steadfast commitment to developing the next generation of Latino leaders. "Congressman Ed Pastor will be leaving an indelible mark on Congress and on Arizona's 7th congressional district,” said Rep. Rubén Hinojosa, CHCI Chair. CHCI will greatly miss Rep. Pastor's unparallel leadership and unwavering commitment to our mission of educating, empowering, and connecting the next generation of Latino leaders. Read more

CHCI Welcomes Guests to its Open House

February 5, 2014

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On January 27th, over 100 supporters, CHCI Alumni, and members of Congress joined CHCI staff at its new interim headquartersgraciously provided by Dell for CHCI’s Open House celebration. Special guests, Reps. Tony Cárdenas, Joe Garcia, Gloria Negrete-McLeod, and Filemon Vela joined CHCI Chairman, Rep. Rubén Hinojosa for a tour of the new facility, while enjoying refreshments generously provided by Crown Imports. Guests received an official welcome from CHCI President and CEO, Esther Aguilera and remarks by CHCI Chairman Hinojosa, highlighting CHCI’s remarkable and continuing growth. Read more

Powerful Turnout at CHCI Event Honoring Cesar Chavez

February 5, 2014

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On February 4, CHCI and the United Farm Workers of America, hosted the Film and Discussion on the Life and Work of Cesar Chavez at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. Co-hosted by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and the Senate Democratic Hispanic Task Force, the event gathered over 250 guests, eager to preview the new Cesar Chavez film. Read more 

Media Highlights

The Chair’s Reception and Discussion on the Life and Work of Cesar Chavez was made possible by: Baxter Healthcare, The Coca-Cola Company, ExxonMobil Corporation, Mary Kay Inc., MassMutual Financial Group, and NAMAD.

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