CHCI Programs Update

In This Edition

CHCI Fellowship Program Makes Headline News


CHCI's Fellowship Program continues to garner recognition as a pipeline for Latinos to jobs on Capitol Hill.  Roll Call featured the program, including several former and current fellows, in a feature story on September 17, 2009.

Click here to read the Roll Call article. 

Five Fellows Receive White House Placements

The CHCI Public Policy Fellowship is in full swing! Five Fellows have secured White House placements including at the Office of Legislative Affairs and the Office of Vice President Joe Biden.

Other Fellows placements include: the State Department; the House Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere; the office of Honorable Vanessa Ruiz, District of Columbia Court of Appeals; the office of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV); the office of Senator Robert Menendez (NJ); the office of Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34); and the office of Rep. Silvestre Reyes (TX-16). 

To learn more about the Public Policy Fellows class, click here.

Check Out the Public Policy Fellows' Blog

The CHCI blog is back! Learn what the Public Policy Fellows thought about being part of CHCI's Hispanic Heritage Month events, current legislation that is being debated in Congress, working on the Hill, and more. Click here to read the blog.

Download CHCI's First Ever Alumni Impact Study

During the 2009 Public Policy Conference, CHCI released the results of its first ever Alumni Impact Study. This independent analysis, developed and completed by Exelencia in Education, quantified the profound impact CHCI programs have had on the lives and careers of its participants. To read the Executive Summary and full report, please click here.

CHCI *NEW* Spring Congressional Internship - Application Deadline Approaching

The Congressional Internship Program provides college students with Congressional work placements on Capitol Hill to learn first-hand about our nation's legislative process. Thanks to the generous support of Walmart, CHCI is offering its first ever Spring internship program.  The Spring Congressional Internship application deadline is November 13, 2009. Don't miss this rare opportunity. Click here to apply online today!

CHCI is Coming to a City or State Near You

CHCI will be traveling across the United States to inform students about the opportunities CHCI has to offer for motivated Latinos. Throughout the month of October, CHCI Programs staff will be conducting information sessions at over 50 universities.  Please contact CHCI's Programs staff directly for more information.

New York City--October 5-9, 2009--Cecilia Majors
Chicago--October 12-17, 2009--Andrea Velasco
Arizona--October 12-17, 2009--Saul Peña
New Mexico--October 19-24, 2009--Anissa Perez
Florida--October 29-November 3, 2009--William Gil

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.

October 8, 2009

CHCI Program Applications Now Available Online:

Download CHCI Alumni Impact Study

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CHCI 2009 Calendar

Ready to Lead (R2L) Calendar

R2L - Chicago, IL

October 17, 2009

R2L - Washington, DC

October 21, 2009

R2L-San Antonio, TX 
November 7, 2009

R2L-New York, NY
 December 5, 2009 

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