CHCI eNews: February 2011

Two New Ways to Support CHCI

There are many ways you can support CHCI's mission and we are proud to announce new opportunities to help CHCI Keep the Promise to the next generation of Latino leaders. 

The CHCI Solomón P. Ortiz Scholarship Endowment Fund
The CHCI Solomón P. Ortiz Endowment has been created to ensure that his legacy of leadership continues by creating pathways to higher education for the next generation of Latino leaders. The endowment will provide a permanent source of funding to support an annual Solomón P. Ortiz college scholarship in perpetuity administered through CHCI's Scholarship Program.

CHCI thanks the Coca-Cola Company and Marathon Oil for kicking off this effort with $10,000 donations towards the minimum goal of $50,000. Both companies challenge other CHCI supporters to join them as Cornerstone Partners in this effort to secure Rep. Solomón P. Ortiz's legacy while developing the next generation of Latino leaders.

CORNERSTONE PARTNERS (minimum $10,000 donation)

Marathon Oil

The Coca-Cola Company

Keeping the Promise: Partnerships for Latino Education Success
Without significant change in college attainment rates, the United States will face a shortage of 23 million college-educated adults in the workforce in the next 15 years – a crippling blow to U.S. economic competitiveness. This education crisis has spurred the president and several of the nation's largest private foundations to collectively launch a campaign to increase the higher education attainment rate in the United States to 60 percent of adults by 2025.

Joining this effort, CHCI has launched a national dialogue, highlighted by a series of education policy forums and informal conversations across the country that will bring together leading education experts, advocates, local and national elected officials, and practitioners. CHCI will host panels in cities from Los Angeles to New York to examine the unique education challenges facing young Latinos, define the barriers to higher education attainment, and identify best practices for addressing these to help reach the 60 percent goal by 2025.

CHCI needs your support to ensure the future success of the Latino community and the United States.  Join us in Los Angeles and New York this year in support of Latino higher education attainment.

Keeping the Promise: Partnerships for Latino Education Success
Friday, April 8, 2011
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm  Education Policy Panels
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm  Keeping the Promise for Latino Education Success: Continuing the Conversation

California State University- Dominguez Hills
Los Angeles, CA

Partnerships for Continuing the Conversation

Other CHCI News

Exclusive Interview with CHCI Chair Charles A. Gonzalez 

CHCI Launches Young Latino Leaders in Washington Program - Press Conference Photo Gallery.

CHCI 6th Edition of National Directory of Scholarships, Internships, and Fellowships for Latino Students: Now Available Online!

CHCI President & CEO Esther Aguilera Recognized as One of Nation's Top 90 Women Mentoring Leaders  

CHCI Ready to Lead Kicks-Off 2011 Programming in Phoenix!  

Keeping the Promise

The demand is exploding. This year alone the number of students interested in participating in CHCI programs jumped from 9,000 to more than 23,000! 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 non-profit sectors. 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% increase over 2010.

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

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 2011 Calendar

March 5, 2011
Ready to Lead
Mountain View College
Dallas, TX

April 8, 2011
Latino Education Success Forum
California State University - Dominguez Hills
Los Angeles, CA

April 9, 2011
Ready to Lead Los Angeles
California State University - Dominguez Hills
Los Angeles, CA

April 13-14, 2011
Young Latino Leaders Summit Series
Washington, DC

April 27, 2011
Spring Intern Graduation
Madison Hall, Library of Congress
Washington, DC

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