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2013 Combined Federal Campaign Kickoff

November 6, 2013

The CHCI is proud to announce our participation in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)—a fundraising program run by the Office of Personnel Management that allows federal, military, and postal employees to join philanthropic efforts quickly and efficiently. If you're a federal employee, please consider supporting CHCI through the CFC. Your participation will allow CHCI to expand its resources to grow our programs and further develop the next generation of Latino leaders. The CHCI CFC identification number is #30620. Read more


In Case You Missed It: The CHCI Tri-Caucus Plenary

November 4, 2013

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On October 1, CHCI gathered representatives from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), Congressional Asia Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) and Women’s Caucus for a historic conversation on our collaborative strength during the 2013 CHCI Public Policy Conference Tri-Caucus Plenary. Moderated by Maria Cardona, the event featured the participation of CHC Chairman, Rep. Rubén Hinojosa; CAPAC Chairwoman, Rep. Judy Chu; CBC Member, Rep. Chaka Fattah; and Women’s Caucus Co-Chair, Rep. Donna Edwards. Civil rights leaders, Rep. John Lewis, also made a guest appearance at the plenary, underscoring the importance of unity as we move to change the future. Read More

The CHCI Tri-Caucus Plenary was made possible by the generous support of Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


CHCI is Moving!

November 4, 2013

Check out our new location!

Dear CHCI Friends and Supporters,

Effective December 1, CHCI will be  relocated to its new interim space at 300 M Street, SE in Washington, DC.  We have outgrown our current home and are in the process of searching for a new headquarters to house a 21st Century Leadership Center. We look forward to engaging all our stakeholders as we embark on Building Our Future, Together. We would like to give special thanks to our friends at Dell for their generous contribution of temporary office space while we make this historic transition!


New Interim Address:
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
300 M Street, SE, 5th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20003

R2L returns to the Central Valley!

November 4, 2013

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Over 200 enthusiastic high school students joined us at the third Ready to Lead (R2L) event at the University of California, Merced on Saturday, October 12. Participants hailed from 16 area high schools across the Central Valley, traveling as far as 70 miles away from home to learn about the college process, engage with mentors, and receive encouragement to successfully graduate from high school and obtain a postsecondary education. This year, former NASA astronaut, engineer, and founder of Reaching for the Stars Foundation, Jose Hernandez, shared his personal story of resiliency and hard work, which led him to accomplish his childhood dream of becoming a NASA astronaut. Read more

This year’s Ready to Lead Merced event was made possible thanks to the generous support of State Farm, AT&T, and Pacific Gas & Electric Company.


CHCI Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month & College-Readiness at R2L D.C.

November 4, 2013

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As part of its Hispanic Heritage Month events, CHCI hosted its first Ready to Lead (R2L) event of the academic year in Washington, D.C. Nearly 200 students gathered at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Monday, September 30, 2013 eager to gain college-going knowledge . Students representing 24 area high schools were welcomed by CHCI President & CEO Esther Aguilera who challenged students to dream and believe in themselves. Read more

This year’s Ready to Lead D.C. event was made possible thanks to the generous support of State Farm, AT&T, Synopsys, Univision, Box Tops for Education, and Viacom/Tr3s.

In Case You Missed It: The Technology Roundtable Luncheon

November 1, 2013

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On September 30th, CHCI President & CEO Esther Aguilera welcomed representatives from some of the most prominent tech companies in the nation to the 2013 CHCI Public Policy Conference Technology Roundtable Luncheon. The discussion centered around the powerful impact that the growing Latino community has on their business and workforce. Read more

The CHCI Technology Roundtable Luncheon was made possible by the generous support of Google and Intel.


Relive the Most Insightful Session of 2013: The Education, Economy and Workforce Plenary

October 31, 2013

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CHCI Chairman Rep. Rubén Hinojosa kicked-off the 2013 CHCI Public Policy Conference on September 30th with the Education, Economy and Workforce Plenary. The event gathered a diverse group of experts and partners for a timely discussion regarding the state of the economic recovery and the role of education as the key to an effective workforce. Special guests included Secretary of EducationArne Duncan and Senator Robert Menendez who delivered opening remarks during the event. Read more

The CHCI Education, Economy and Workforce Plenary was made possible by the generous support of the Society for Human Resource Management, National Education Association, Union Pacific, Lumina Foundation and USA Funds.


Relive the Most Powerful Session of 2013: The Immigration Plenary

October 30, 2013

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For the first time in CHCI history, five Senators from the Gang of Eight and five Representatives from the House Working Group came together for one of the most powerful sessions of the CHCI Public Policy Conference, the Immigration Plenary. The first part of the event was moderated by Senator Robert Menendez, and featured a historic bipartisan conversation about immigration reform between Senators Michael Bennet, Richard Durbin, John McCain, and Chuck Schumer. Read more

The CHCI Immigration Plenary was made possible by the generous support of Service Employee International Union (SEIU).

 


Dance Until you Drop and Watch Olga Tañón Perform at the CHCI Gala Concert Finale

October 24, 2013

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On October 2, CHCI concluded its Hispanic Heritage Month Events with the 2013 Gala Entertainment Finale, featuring an exceptional performance by the two-time Grammy Award and three-time Latin Grammy-winning Merengue and Latin Pop legend Olga Tañón. Relive the magic of the evening and dance to the enchanting Caribbean rhythms. Read more

The 2013 Gala Entertainment Finale was made possible by the generous support of Toyota and Anheuser-Busch.


In Case You Missed It: The Freshman Congressional Class Luncheon

October 24, 2013

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On October 1, CHCI brought together the Freshman class of Latino representatives to share their powerful stories—their journeys, their challenges, their goals, and their experience so far in their new roles. This inspiring discussion was led by CNN anchor Zoraida Sambolin and featured opening remarks by special guests Rep. Steny Hoyer, House Democratic Whip; Alex Padilla, California State Senator and President of NALEO; and Hon. Jessie Ulibarri, Colorado State Senator. Read more

The Freshman Congressional Class Luncheon was made possible by the generous support of NielsenEntravision Communications, and JPMorgan Chase.


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