CHCI eNews 
January 2010

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CHCI Welcomes First Ever Spring Congressional Internship Class with Walmart Support

CHCI welcomes the first ever Spring Congressional Internship class to Washington, D.C. on February 1, 2010.  This class represents the first of the new year-round intership program sponsored by CHCI Legacy Partner Walmart.

The Spring class is set for an exciting week of orientation where they will receive leadership development training and hear from local leaders on the ins and outs of Washington.

Juan Sepúlveda, Director, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, will provide a welcome address.  They will also hear from CHCI alumni working on the Hill and learn about the 2010 Census during a panel discussion featuring U.S. Department of Commerce Director of Intergovernmental Affairs William Ramos.

Laredo, Texas native Stephanie M. Brosig is excited about her  upcoming internship. "Through this program, CHCI is allowing me to learn more about Capitol Hill while also encouraging me to continue cultivating my leadership, teamwork, and professional communication skills, which is influential for my personal, academic, and professional development."

The inaugural class has representation from Arizona, Florida, Illinois, New Mexico, New York, and Texas.

Former CHCI Senior Housing Fellow Releases New Book on Hispanic Homeownership, Donates Half of Book Sale Proceeds to Haiti Relief

On January 12, 2010, local chapters of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) held a reception to commemorate the official release of former CHCI Senior Housing Fellow Alejandro Becerra's book, "Hispanic Homeownership: The Key to America's Housing and Economic Renewal."

Supporters gathered at the Sun Trust Bank Building in Washington, D.C. to learn more about the housing policy expert's critically acclaimed book; it is already receiving praise from top housing experts for its insight declaring it a "must-read" eye-opener for policy makers.

"This book is of immense importance. As a study of housing policies, it is a clear exposition and a call to action," says Henry Cisneros, former HUD Secretary.

To assist with the recent earthquake tragedy in Haiti, housing expert Becerra has agreed to donate half of the book sale proceeds to fund disaster relief.

To learn more about Becerra's book, click here.

CHCI Alumni Co-Host Haiti Relief Fundraiser

The CHCI Alumni Association and sister organizations held a Haiti relief fundraiser on January 20, 2010, at the EyeBar in Washington, D.C., raising close to $16,000 for the relief effort.

The event was co-hosted by LatinVIP, National Council of La Raza, National Latino Coalition on Climate Change, New Latino Movement and Primo Productions.

The CHCI Alumni Association donated $250, along with numerous individual donations.  CHCI contributed $5,000 toward the cause, which led the city of Carson City, CA to match that amount.

Click here to make your donation to the American Red Cross today.

You Can Help the Next Generation Become a Success Story

CHCI's online application system continues to prove that there is a tremendous need for financial resources and professional development opportunities for the Latino community. Over the past two program cycles, CHCI has received nearly 20,000 unique applications for CHCI student programs.

Please click here to donate now so that more students have the ability to finance their higher education and become the next generation of Latino leaders and success stories at CHCI.

January 26, 2010

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Program Application Deadlines Approaching Soon:

2010 Internship Application Deadlines:
February 5, 2010
Fall: April 30, 2010

2010 Fellowship Application Deadline:
February 19, 2010

2010 Scholarship Application Deadline:
April 16, 2010

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CHCI 2010 Calendar

February 1-5, 2010
Spring Congressional Internship Orientation Week

February 20, 2010
Ready to Lead-
Dallas, TX

March 5-7
CHCI Board of Directors Retreat
San Juan, Puerto Rico


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