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November 30, 2012
CHCI is proud to announce Diego Castañeda as the winner of CHCI's Election Day 2012 Video Contest. In the interest of promotion promoting civic engagement among Latinos, we asked our supporters to share with us why YOU voted during this election. Many summited their entries and despite having to go through hundreds of creative videos, we where moved by Castañeda’s work explaining what drives him to be more publicly engaged.
As the winner, Castañeda will receive an exclusive invitation to attend CHCI’s Swearing-in and Welcome Reception in Washington, D.C. on January 3, 2013, where we will welcome the Hispanic American Members of the 113th Congress. In addition, Southwest Airlines will provide the winner one round-trip airline voucher, valid for anywhere they fly in the Continental United States.
Congratulations, and we will see you on January 3rd for CHCI’s Swearing-in and Welcome Reception in Washington, D.C.
November 16, 2012
CHCI is happy to share the results of Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) elections yesterday, which will provide new leadership for the CHC during the 113th Congress beginning in January 2013.
Rep. Rubén Hinojosa of Texas was elected as CHC Chair, Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico as First Vice Chair, Rep. Linda Sanchez of California as Second Vice Chair and Congresswoman-elect Michelle Luján Grisham of New Mexico as Whip. More...
November 14, 2012
Time Warner Cable Funding for Internship Program Reaches $300,000 Since 2010
Time Warner Cable (TWC) and CHCI announced today a $150,000 grant to support STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) internships as part of CHCI’s Summer Congressional Internship Program (CIP) for 2013-2015. The CIP offers up to 40 college undergraduates of Hispanic descent from across the country the unprecedented opportunity to complete an eight-week paid congressional internship and gain real-world experience working in Washington, D.C. for a member of Congress. TWC’s support allows them to help choose four interns each summer who are pursuing degrees in STEM fields to be part of the summer internship class. More...
November 10, 2012
In honor of Election Day, CHCI has launched a video contest on Facebook in partnership with Southwest Airlines, the official airline of the 2012 CHCI Leadership Development Programs. The contest aims to promote civic engagement among Latino voters by asking them to record a two-minute video about why they vote. The winner will receive an exclusive invitation to attend CHCI’s Welcome Reception for the Hispanic Members of the 113th Congress in Washington, D.C. on January 3, 2013. In addition, Southwest Airlines will provide the winner one round-trip airline voucher, valid for anywhere they fly in the Continental United States.
The contest runs through November 15, 2012. Voting begins the following day and will last for three days. The winner will be announced on Facebook on November 19. Click here to learn more.
November 1, 2012
CHCI is seeking to offer exceptional Latino college and post-graduates from across the country unparalleled exposure to professional experiences in a vast array of public policy arenas such as education, health, housing, law, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) while participating in CHCI’s nationally acclaimed leadership development training program. Read More & Apply Now
November 1, 2012
Chicago students representing eighteen area high schools joined CHCI for its Ready to Lead (R2L) Chicago event at Northeastern Illinois University on Saturday, October 13, 2012. Though the clouds had rolled in by early morning, inclement weather was not enough to stop the 150 students who attended the event to receive intensive college-readiness training, mentorship, and meet actor Wilmer Valderrama, R2L spokesperson. Read More
October 22, 2012
CHCI Fellows and Interns met with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Friday, October 19, at his office in Washington, D.C. to discuss current and future education issues and policies. The 34 young professionals and undergraduate students came prepared with detailed and knowledgeable questions on the current state of education in our country. This event represents the third group of CHCI program participants Duncan has met with in the past two years.
CHCI President & CEO Esther Aguilera introduced Duncan to the group before launching into a discussion on issues that included Race to the Top, No Child Left Behind, the nations’ achievement gap, and academic standards. Duncan said he is interested in closing the “opportunity gap” along with the achievement gap. He went on to say that “third grade test scores don’t mean anything if the kids don’t go on to graduate high school.”
CHCI would like to thank Secretary Duncan for his time and CHCI alumni at the Department of Education, Gabriella Gomez and Alejandra Ceja, for facilitating this wonderful opportunity for the interns and fellows.
October 4, 2012
CHCI proudly announced today that its President & CEO Esther Aguilera was listed as one of the nation’s 50 most influential Hispanic leaders by HispanicBusiness.com. The list was released yesterday and focuses on Hispanics who have had a national impact and whose achievements inspire other Hispanics to similar endeavors.
“I am truly honored to be recognized by HispanicBusiness and to be in the company of so many committed and respected Latino leaders in our country,” said Aguilera. “This recognition drives me to continue the great work we are doing at CHCI to develop the next generation of Latino leaders.” More...
October 4, 2012
October 2, 2012
Applications for CHCI's many programs are now available online! CHCI provides a truly transformational experience for students through various scholarships, internships, and fellowships. Click here for more details.