CHCI eNews: April 2011


CHCI Launches Partnerships for
Latino Education Success in Los Angeles

The inaugural Partnerships for Latino Education Success forum launched in Los Angeles on April 8 gathering leading education experts, advocates, local elected officials, and practitioners at California State University, Dominguez Hills. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan provided a recorded welcome message for the more than 100 people in attendance.

The initiative is a unique partnership in collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Excelencia in Education, the Lumina Foundation, NALEO, and Univision designed to address challenges and best practices for improving Latino education.  The support of these partners enables CHCI to elevate the national dialogue on education with the goal of positively impacting the future U.S. workforce.

"Over the last two decades, the global economy has changed dramatically," said Rep. Laura Richardson (CA-37). "It now demands a college educated workforce with the skills to succeed in the Information Age. Our economic future relies on increased college completion within the Hispanic community."

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CHCI President & CEO Esther Aguilera talks more about the critical importance of Latino education attainment in a guest blog for Latinovations.

CHCI Partners with Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy

CHCI is proud to announce a new partnership with the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy, which currently has several former CHCI fellows and interns on its staff.  The partnership will allow for future CHCI Graduate Fellow white papers to be published in the journal and on its website, creating greater awareness for CHCI programs.

CHCI collectively honors the CHCI alumni who are current and former Harvard Journal staff with the May 2011 Alumnus of the Month award.  Read more about these talented Latino leaders.

CHCI and the Harvard Journal thank Lidia Martinez of Southwest Airlines for helping facilitate this partnership.

Other CHCI News

Graduate Fellows Host Successful Young Latino Leaders Summit Series
The culmination of their nine-month fellowship gathers members of Congress and national experts as the fellows present and release their white papers to the public.

CHCI Takes Ready to Lead to Los Angeles

Members of Congress Join Spring Interns Graduation on Capitol Hill 

Keeping the Promise

There is an overwhelming need for CHCI programs. According to the 2010 Census Bureau data, Hispanics now exceed 50 million people or roughly 1 in 6 Americans. As the dramatic population growth of the Latino community in the United States continues, it is imperative that we significantly increase the number of Latinos ready to assume leadership positions in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

The Pew Hispanic Center reports that in 2010, there were 33.3 million Hispanics ages 18 and older, a 45 percent increase from 2000. The increased demand for CHCI programs has skyrocketed; students interested in participating in CHCI programs have jumped from 9,000 to more than 23,000 in this year alone! Both corporate America and government have a significant stake in the outcome, and CHCI is uniquely positioned to deliver.

Over the next five years, the "Keeping the Promise" initiative will lay the foundation for a bold future for CHCI, the Hispanic community and the nation. Our 2011 goal is $8 million – a 33 percent increase over 2010.

We invite you to be part of this ambitious effort to shape America's future.

April 27, 2011

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 2011 Calendar

May 2
Fiesta de Golf Scholarship Challenge
The Courses at Andrews AFB
Andrews Air Force Base, MD

May 11
CHCI Fellows Graduation
Madison Hall - Library of Congress
Washington, DC

May 14
Ready to Lead
Miami Dade College - North Campus
Miami, FL

May 25
Spring Networking Reception
Washington, DC

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