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New CHC Leadership Elected

CHCI is proud to congratulate the new leadership for the CHC during the 113th Congress beginning in January 2013.  Rep. Rubén Hinojosa of Texas was elected as CHC Chair, Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico as First Vice Chair, Rep. Linda Sanchez of California as Second Vice Chair and Congresswoman-elect Michelle Luján Grisham of New Mexico as Whip.  Read More


CHCI Tribute Reception
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CHCI hosted a Tribute Reception on November 15, 2012 to recognize the extraordinary contributions of four outgoing Members of Congress - CHCI Chair Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez, Rep. Silvestre Reyes, Hon. Dennis Cardoza, and Rep. Joe Baca. Speaking at the event were House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, Rep. Jose Serrano, and CHCI Chair Designate Rep. Rubén Hinojosa.

This event was made possible by the generous support of United Health Group, Cargill, McDonald's Corporation, MillerCoors, PhRMA, PG&E Corporation, AT&T, Clear Channel, National Association of Broadcasters, Univision, and Verizon Communications.


Time Warner Cable Renews Support for Congressional STEM Internships through CHCI

Time Warner Cable Funding for Internship Program Reaches $300,000 Since 2010

Time Warner Cable (TWC) and CHCI announce a $150,000 grant to support STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) internships as part of CHCI’s Summer Congressional Internship Program (CIP) for 2013-2015.  Read More


Congratulations to the 2013-2014 CHCI Alumni Association Executive Board

The CHCI Alumni Association held its election for the 2013-14 Executive Board nominations and the following winners were announced on November 27, 2012:

President: Luis Campillo
Vice President: Amilcar Guzman
Secretary: Veronica Duron
Treasurer: Edward Carlson (as write-in candidate)
Programs Coordinator: Karla Acevedo
Legal Liaison: Jason A. Llorenz, Esq.


CHCI Fellowship Program Application Deadline Approaching
Application Deadline: February 15, 2013

CHCI is seeking to offer exceptional Latino college and post-graduates from across the country unparalleled exposure to professional experiences in a vast array of public policy arenas such as education, health, housing, law, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) while participating in CHCI’s nationally acclaimed leadership development training program. Read More & Apply Now

The CHCI Fellowship Program is made possible thanks to the generous support of BP, New York Life Foundation, UPS, AARP, Altria, The Coca-Cola Foundation, Google, SEIU, Cargill, AFL-CIO, Microsoft, Verizon, MillerCoors, PepsiCo Foundation, Shell, API, AMGEN, and Southwest Airlines.


CHCI Graduates Fall 2012 Congressional Interns

The Fall 2012 Congressional Interns celebrated the end of their CHCI experience with an intimate farewell luncheon with their sponsor, Walmart, and supervisors from their congressional placements on November 14, 2012. The event was held at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center and the guests heard words of advice and encouragement from Walmart Representative Jason Hill, Director, Federal Government Relations, and from keynote speaker CHCI Chair Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez.  Read More

The Fall Congressional Internship Program is made possible by the generous support of 

Summer Internship Application:

CHCI is seeking full-time college undergraduate students to participate in the 2013 Summer Congressional Internship Program. Selected students will receive an unmatched experience learning first-hand about our nation’s legislative process working for a member of Congress, as well as stipends, housing and round-trip airfare.  To learn more about the CHCI Internship program and apply online, visit www.chci.org/internshipsThe deadline for the Summer Internship is January, 25, 2013.


CHCI’s Ready to Lead reaches out to nearly 200 students at UC Merced
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Participants representing California’s central valley hailed from ten local high schools to attend the November 17, 2012 Ready to Lead event at the University of California, Merced. Nearly 200 eager students joined CHCI and received training on college admissions, mentorship and encouragement in order to successfully graduate from high school and obtain a postsecondary education. Read More

CHCI’s empowering R2L program develops the next generation of Latino leaders for America thanks to the generous support of our partner State Farm and AT&T.


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About CHCI

CHCI is the nation’s premier Hispanic nonprofit and nonpartisan 501 (c)(3) leadership development organization that creates young Latino leaders by promoting college readiness; supporting college attainment; providing unmatched professional experience; and offering award-winning leadership development programs that connect participants to a powerful network of Latino leaders.

 In 2012, CHCI is celebrating CHCI at 35: Keeping the Founders’ Promise as a tribute to the small, but powerful, group of Congressmen whose vision has resulted in transformative programs that empower young Latinos and develop the next generation of Latino leaders.  Throughout CHCI's 35 years, its programs—Ready to Lead, High School Latino Leaders in D.C., Scholarships, Internships, and Fellowships—have made a powerful, positive difference in the lives of more than 7,000 young Latinos.

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