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Join CHCI Celebrating 35 Years of Keeping the Founders’ Promise

Support the Next Generation of Latino Leaders Today

2012 marks the 35th anniversary of CHCI’s Annual Awards Gala—the signature event of Hispanic Heritage Month and CHCI’s most important source of program funding. As CHCI prepares for its 35th anniversary celebration, we need your support! Join 35th Anniversary Gala Host PepsiCo and PepsiCo Foundation and Exclusive Media Partner Univision in Keeping the Promise to the next generation.

Hear more from Luis Enrique, GRAMMY® Award-winning Artist, about the important work of CHCI. Then, review all the donor opportunities to learn how your company can help CHCI celebrate 35 years of developing the next generation of Latino leaders® and continue to fund programs for future leaders. (More)

35th Anniversary Awards Gala Host and Exclusive Media Partner


Chair’s Dinner Highlights 35th Anniversary in 2012

CHCI Chair Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez ushered in the new year with an intimate networking reception and private dinner.  During the event, hosted by TOYOTA, he shared the many accomplishments of 2011, and then called on each attendee to unite and support CHCI’s mission and 2012 theme—CHCI at 35: Keeping the Founder’s Promise—by funding CHCI's transformative programs that empower young Latinos and develop the next generation of Latino leaders.  (More)

CHCI's New York Education Forum Convenes Change Makers

On January 30, CHCI hosted its first education policy forum of 2012 at NBCUniversal in New York City.  The event—Keeping the Promise:  Partnerships for Latino Education Success—brought together more than 150 stakeholders, who included educators, students, elected officials, municipal personnel, corporate and nonprofit leaders, celebrities, and media.  The event was in partnership with The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Excelencia in Education, and NALEO, with the “Continuing the Conversation” reception hosted by Comcast/NBCUniversal/Telemundo. (More)

NAtalie Morales, Monique Manso, Miguel Ferrer, Esther AGuilera, Tony Plana and Frankie Negron

CHCI Kicks Off its 35th Anniversary Awards Gala Celebration with the Launch of “Inside the Leader Studio”

As we celebrate “CHCI at 35: Keeping the Founders’ Promise” this year, we will focus on our 35 years of impact to demonstrate how CHCI continues to fulfill our founders’ vision and CHCI’s mission to develop the next generation of Latino leaders®. And what better way to start the celebration than with a new video series that highlights Latino leadership. The inaugural episode of our Inside the Leader Studio features CHCI Chair Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez and CHCI Alumni Association President Luis Campillo, both of whom are respected Latino leaders and avid supporters of CHCI. (More)

CHCI Congressional Internship Program Brings Diversity to Capitol Hill

On February 6, CHCI welcomed the arrival of its 2012 Spring Congressional Internship class to Washington, D.C. to take part in the nationally-recognized and award-winning CHCI Congressional Internship Program (CIP).  Thanks to Walmart’s generous renewal of its support and the continued commitment of Southwest Airlines, CHCI is able to offer three internship sessions per year that provides Latino college students unmatched job opportunities in congressional offices on Capitol Hill as well as an opportunity to participate in CHCI’s acclaimed leadership and professional training program.  (More)

CHCI-Verizon Foundation Domestic Violence Awareness Event

Domestic violence affects women, children, and men in every community—large, small, urban, rural—yet it continues to be the most underreported crime in America.  In light of the proposed reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act and the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act, CHCI and its valued partner, Verizon Foundation, will host two special events on February 17, focused on reducing domestic violence in America.  Rep. Loretta Sanchez and CHCI Fellows will be participating in these important events.  Learn more about each event and register.

Spend Nine Months in D.C. Studying Public Policy-Apply for a CHCI Fellowship Today

Applications are now being accepted for public policy and graduate fellows.  Both programs offer exceptional young Latinos a paid, nine-month fellowship in Washington, D.C.  Learn more about CHCI's incredible fellowship program.  Deadline to apply is February 17.

Applications for CHCI’s High School Latino Leaders in D.C. Program now available!

The 2012 CHCI High School Latino Leaders in D.C. program will take place in Washington, D.C. on July 22-27. Sponsored by State Farm Insurance Companies and held in partnership with the Close Up Foundation, the program brings high school students to Washington, D.C. to spend five days learning about how the Federal Government works, meeting important leaders, visiting historic sites, and developing a deeper understanding of how they can affect positive change in their communities and their nation. (More)

High School Latino Leaders in DC Visit the White House in 2011

Join CHCI’s Strategic Planning Weekend on March 8-11

On March 8-11, CHCI’s prestigious board and distinguished advisory council will gather in San Diego for a strategic planning session designed to chart CHCI’s course for 2012 and beyond.  Sponsorship of CHCI’s Strategic Planning Weekend offers an opportunity to support and engage in four days of activities with CHCI’s Board of Directors and Advisory Council, local elected officials, community and business leaders, and other stakeholders who share CHCI’s mission to develop the next generation of Latino leaders.  Several exciting opportunities to interact with this dynamic group are available.  Contact Gretchen Class, Interim Corporate Donor Relations Manager, at to secure time with this vibrant group of Latino leaders.

CHCI Welcomes Events Director Angelia Bland, CMP

On January 30, CHCI welcomed Angelia C. Bland as its new events director. As a Certified Meeting Planner, Angelia brings more than 15 years of experience developing, directing, and improving high-profile events for many associations and governmental agencies. (More)

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Upcoming Events

February 11

Ready to Lead
South Mountain Community College, Phoenix, AZ

February 17
CHCI-Verizon Foundation Domestic Violence Awareness Event
Washington, D.C.
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March 8-12
CHCI Board and Advisory Council Strategic Planning Weekend 
San Diego, CA
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March 30
Partnerships for Latino Education Success – Education Policy Forum
San Antonio,TX

March 31
Ready to Lead
University of Texas - San Antonio Downtown Campus, San Antonio, TX

About CHCI

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