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2013 Young Latino Leaders Summit Series

Join the 2012-13 CHCI Graduate Fellows and special guests on April 15 for insightful and timely discussions on critical issues affecting the Latino community and the nation.  

During the Summit Series, each fellow organizes and moderates a public policy roundtable discussion on 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.


Last Week to Apply for the High School Latino Leaders in D.C. in Select Regions!

Students from specific counties within ChicagoLos AngelesNew YorkPhoenixSan Antonio, and Washington, D.C. have one more week to apply to CHCI’s High School Latino Leaders in D.C. program, the only national civic engagement and leadership training for Hispanic youth. Applications are due Monday, April 8 at 11:59 am EST and can be completed at

CHCI is happy to announce the addition of San Jose, CA, to the program! Students from San Jose and Dallas have until May 6, 2013 to complete their application.  

Please urge eligible high school students to complete their application before the deadline. To learn more about the program visit or contact Evelyn Garcia Morales at


Don’t See Your City Listed?

We’d love to bring high school students from your community to D.C., but we need your help to fund this important program. Since the HSLLDC program is made possible at no cost to our student participants, applicants are only sought from regions where CHCI has dedicated financial support. 

If you are interested in having individuals from your community participate in this program, please contact Lori Crowe at We are willing to work collaboratively to identify partners, businesses, or foundations in your local community that may be interested in sponsoring future Latino leaders. 

Hundreds Have Answered R2L’s Call…Will You?
Mentors at R2L Phoenix 2013

Over 370 Latino professionals and college students supported the Mentoring Power Hour sessions at Ready to Lead (R2L) events all across the country during 2012. CHCI is currently seeking individuals interested in helping to develop the Next Generation of Latino Leaders by serving as mentors at its upcoming R2L college-going events in Dallas and Miami. One hour of your time can have a significant impact in the lives of Latino high school students as they prepare to pursue a higher education. We hope that we can count on you to invest a small amount of your time and energy to help us accomplish our mission to educate, motivate, and empower Latino youth. Read More

- Student Participant, R2L Phoenix 2013

CHCI Fellows and Interns Have Exclusive Q&A with Host of NBC’s Meet the Press
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On March 14, the CHCI 2012-13 Fellows and 2013 Spring Interns got a behind-the-scenes look at the world of broadcast television at the longest-running political television series in American broadcasting history, Meet the Press, with host David Gregory. Our fellows and interns enjoyed exclusive access to the NBC studios in Washington, D.C. where they watched the crew prep the stage for broadcast, give instructions to the live audience, and provide the host with the crucial last minute support needed to moderate the approaching debate. Read More

17th Annual CHCI Fiesta de Golf Scholarship Challenge

Join us on May 6 for our annual Fiesta de Golf Scholarship Challenge at Andrews Air Force Base’s prestigious courses located in the Washington, D.C. area. The Fiesta de Golf Scholarship Challenge, now celebrating its 17th year, provides an opportunity for community and industry leaders to network and have fun while raising money to support CHCI's mission to Develop the Next Generation of Latino Leaders®. Read More

Learn How Your Company Can Support Future Latino Leaders

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2013 HHM Early Bird Registration

Early Bird Registration Now Open!

CHCI is happy to announce that the early bird registration for the CHCI Hispanic Heritage Month Events 2013 is now open. Join more than 4,000 attendees in the nation's capital as we celebrate Our Time: A Strong America. All proceeds benefit CHCI's award-winning and nationally acclaimed programs—Ready 2 Lead, scholarships, internships, and fellowships—providing unmatched career and leadership development opportunities to young, talented Latinos.


CHCI Hosts Celebration of Latino Leadership in Edinburg, TX
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CHCI hosted its Regional Celebration of Latino Leadership at a reception in Edinburg, Texas on Wednesday, March 27, 2013. The event showcased our strong Latino leadership in South Texas and helped increase support of our vital programs. The contributions raised during this event will be invested to benefit local students and help advance our mission of developing the Next Generation of Latino Leaders®. Read More

The CHCI Texas Regional Celebration of Latino Leaders was made possible by: Border Health PAC, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, Lone Star National Bank, ExxonMobil Corporation, Marathon Oil, Molina Healthcare, Mission EDC, City of Mission, City of Pharr, and Renaissance Medical Imaging.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, April 15
CHCI Young Latino Leaders Summit Series
Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, April 23
CHCI Joint Graduation Ceremony
6:00 - 8:00 pm
U.S. Library of Congress
Washington, D.C.

Saturday, April 27
Ready to Lead
University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX

About CHCI

In 1978, a small group of Hispanic Members of Congress established CHCI with the vision of bringing the promise of the American Dream to the next generation of Latinos. CHCI was founded on three cornerstones for success: education attainment and college access, leadership development, and access to a powerful network of Latino leaders.

Today, CHCI is the nation’s premier Hispanic nonprofit and nonpartisan 501 (c)(3) leadership organization that develops the next generation of Latino leaders by building upon those same three cornerstones. 

For 36 years, CHCI has empowered strong, effective, and committed Latino leaders who are actively changing the economic and public policy landscape in the United States. In 2013 we honor this legacy as we celebrate Our Time: A Strong America.

Learn how you can support one of CHCI's programs, such as:

  Ready to Lead, High School Latino Leaders in D.C., Scholarships, Internships, and Fellowships.

Please contact CHCI's Development department at or by calling 202-548-5865 

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