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22 Special Guests & Celebrities Have Confirmed to Discuss CHCI's 35 years of Impact During 2012 Public Policy Conference


As we celebrate "CHCI at 35: Keeping the Founders' Promise" this year, we focus on 35 years of impact to demostrate how CHCI continues to fulfill our founders' vision and CHCI's mission to develop the next generation of Latino leaders. Attend the nation’s most dynamic discussion of best practices of public policy that affects Latino America on September 10-12.  Join CHCI Chair Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez, 14 other members of Congress, and other national leaders and celebrities at CHCI's Public Policy Conference.  These prominent leaders will facilitate high-level discussions around critical policy issues important to the Latino community and the nation.  View the full schedule and register now!

CHCI Chair Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez

Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard

Rep. Joe Baca

Rep. Linda T. Sánchez

Rep. Dennis Cardoza

         Rep. Nydia M. Veláquez

Rep. Raúl Grijalva

Monica Lozano, Impremedia

Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez

        Alex Nogales, NHMC 

Rep. Rubén Hinojosa

Tony Plana, Actor/Director

Rep. Ben Ray Luján

        Gina Rodriguez, Actress

Rep. Grace Flores Napolitano

Taboo, Black Eyed Peas

Rep. Ed Pastor

Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO 

Rep. Pedro Pierluisi

Wilmer Valderrama, Actor/Director

Rep. Silvestre Reyes

Juan Williams, Fox News Channel


Stay tuned for CHCI's Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) Facebook Contest

 

On August 13, CHCI will launch a phenomenal promotion on Facebook! Don't miss out on your chance to win the great grand prize of two round trip ticket vouchers courtesy of Southwest Airlines to anywhere that Southwest flies within the continental United States and a pair of tickets to the 35th Anniversary Awards Gala. Be sure to  “Like Us” on Facebook and spread the word to all your friends. www.chci.org/2012HHM

 

 


CHCI to Honor Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa at 35th Anniversary Awards Gala

Internationally Renowned Neurosurgeon and
Neuroscientist to Receive CHCI Chair’s Award September 13

CHCI and its Chair Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez announced Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa will be awarded one of its highest honors—The Chair’s Award—in recognition of his accomplishments, leadership, and outstanding service to the Latino community at CHCI’s 35th Anniversary Awards Gala on September 13, 2012 in Washington, D.C. The event is the largest gathering of Latino leaders in the country and is part of CHCI’s 35th Anniversary Hispanic Heritage Month events.

“Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa’s story of sacrifice, dedication, and the success of achieving the American Dream through hard work is a testament to the mission of CHCI and the entire Latino community,” said Chair Gonzalez. “Great leaders lead by setting an example and Dr. Quiñones' life is an inspiration to us all.”  More...

 


CHCI Alumni Association President, Luis Campillo Receives Prestigious Fellowship

 


CHCI Alumni Association President, Luis Campillo Receives the Prestigious Bryce Harlow Fellowship!

CHCI congratulates Luis for this honor!  The Bryce Harlow Foundation awards fellowships to highly motivated students who are pursuing a career in professional advocacy through public affairs, government relations or lobbying. The Foundation considers its Bryce Harlow Fellows to be the future of professional advocacy — those who are committed to practicing the art of lobbying with the highest level of integrity.

 


CHCI's 35th Anniversary Events Volunteer Opportunities

 
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

2012 marks the 35th anniversary of CHCI's Annual Awards Gala—the signature event of Hispanic Heritage Month(HHM) and CHCI's most important source of program funding. As CHCI prepares for its 35th Anniversary Awards Gala and many other associated events, we need your support! CHCI invites you to become involved with HHM. These events draw over 3,500 guests – and your help, energy, and enthusiasm are integral to a successful event. There are many ways you can help support the Next Generation of Latino Leaders. Learn how. (more)

Please volunteer and make 2012 the best year yet!  Sign up today!


CHCI's High School Latino Leaders in D.C. (HSLLDC) Participants Leave Inspired and Ready To Lead (R2L)


On July 22, CHCI welcomed the HSLLDC participants for a week of leadership development that concluded July 27. Forty high school students from nine cities arrived for an exciting week of 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. The students participated in a wide variety of activities throughout the city. All of the students came from low-income families. (More)

 

 


High School Latino Leaders in D.C. (HSLLDC) Participants Display Artistic Creativity During Macy's Dress for Success Contest


Thanks to the support of Macy’s, the HSLLDC students each received a $300 Macy’s gift card and a personal shopping experience to purchase professional attire for the HSLLDC program, which brings Forty high school students from nine cities to Washington, D.C  for an exciting week of 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. CHCI held a contest requesting the students document their experiences by taking pictures. What we received was much more than pictures – the students sent videos, presentations, and other creative artistic displays!

After reviewing 18 entries, the finalists were narrowed down to the top six videos/presentations. CHCI staff then selected the three top ranked entries as winners of the contest. In second place was Pedro Gomez. There was a tie for first place between Janett Muñoz and Michael Pineda (pictured below). All the three top ranked entry winners received iTunes gift cards. CHCI sends a special thanks to all the students that participated in the Macy's Dress for Success Contest.

 


CHCI Hosts First Joint Summer Programs Graduation Networking Reception

On Wednesday, July 25, CHCI played host to its first joint Summer Programs Graduation Networking Reception, honoring the (HSLLDC) participants and the 2012 CHCI Summer Congressional Internship class. The 83 future Latino leaders excitedly entered the Library of Congress for this momentous occasion, and stood proudly as they heard motivational remarks from Reps. Rubén Hinojosa and Joe Baca, and CHCI Chair Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez. There were many special guests in attendance such as CHCI Advisory Council member Hon. Bob Garcia and his wife Jane Garcia, Rep. Donna Marie Christian-Christensen, and reception sponsor Silvia Aldana, Manager of Federal Governmental Relations, PG&E, among others. CHCI's largest private funders Gilbert and Jackie Cisneros made a special visit to meet interns Mayra Gradilla and Ana Orozco, sponsored through their endowment fund. (More)

 

 


View the Summer Programs Graduation Networking Reception photo gallery
 


CHCI Recognizes Six Outstanding United Health Foundation (UHF) Scholars


On June 26-28, The 4th Annual UHF Diverse Scholars Forum took place in Washington, D.C. The forum brings 76 scholarship recipients together to recognize and celebrate their accomplishments and inspires them to work toward strengthening the nation’s health care system. CHCI's scholarship opportunities are afforded to Latino students in the United States who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who demonstrate a desire to continue their civic engagement in the future. The scholars come from different organizations that work with the UHF. Of the selected, six were CHCI-UHF Scholars. Congratulations to Andrea Nicole Leiva, Carolina Gonzalez, Adrian Hernandez, Julia West, Hector Colon-Rivera, and Stacey Pereira (pictured from left to right below) for their participation in the UHF Diverse Scholars Forum.

 
                              

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September 2012
- CHCI's Anniversary Celebration during Hispanic Heritage Month Events

CHCI at 35: Keeping the Founders’ Promise
View CHCI 2012 Hispanic Heritage Month Signature Events sponsorship opportunities!

Register Now!

September 10
Chair’s Kick-off Reception
Washington, D.C.
View sponsorship opportunities

September 11
Ready to Lead
Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
Washington, D.C.

September 11-12

Public Policy Conference
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Washington, D.C.
View sponsorship opportunities

September 12
CareerLider LIVE
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Washington, D.C.
Register Now!

September 12
Reyes of Comedy (Invitation only)
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Washington, D.C.
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September 13 – Gala is on a Thursday night!
35th Anniversary Awards Gala
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, D.C.
View sponsorship opportunities

 

CHCI Alumni – Mark Your Calendars and Join Us!
CHCI 2012 Hispanic Heritage Month Conference & Awards Gala – Alumni Related Events

September 10 
8:00 pm, Alumni Association Fundraiser
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Rotunda
Washington, D.C.

          September 11                
2:45 pm, CHCI Alumni Association Development Session
Gaining a Competitive Advantage: The Value of Social Media in Uncertain Economic Times

5:00 pm, CHCI Alumni Association Annual Business Meeting
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Washington, D.C.

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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