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CHCI Celebrates Latino Cabinet Members

July 29, 2014

On July 28, CHCI and its Chair, Rep. Rubén Hinojosa, hosted a reception in the Russell Senate Office Building, celebrating top Latino Cabinet members currently serving on President Barack Obama’s administration. This historic gathering honored Labor Secretary Tom Perez, HUD Secretary Julián Castro, SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, and OPM Director Katherine Archuleta. Also in attendance were the 46 CHCI Summer Congressional Interns and 40 R2L NextGen participants, the future leaders of our community.

CHCI Announces #CHCICares Campaign in Response to the Border Humanitarian Crisis

July 18, 2014

Keeping true to the @CHCI mission of developing the next generation of #Latinoleaders with a commitment to giving back, we are launching #CHCICares in response to the #humanitariancrisis of thousands of #refugeechildren at our borders. Long-term solutions will be needed to address the systemic problems of #violence, #poverty, and #humantrafficking that have contributed to the crisis.  But, now, in the short-term, we can all do our part to change the dialogue, donate funds, offer expertise and express our support. Please forward, repost, retweet, relink this #CHCICares message to reach all your networks. Read more

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CHCI Partners with StoryCorps to Record and Share the Stories of CHCI Alumni

July 7, 2014

CHCI and the renowned oral history organization, StoryCorps, are proud to announce a new partnership that will help tell the transformative stories of CHCI Alumni as part of StoryCorps’ “Historias” initiative, which is dedicated to recording, preserving, and sharing the diverse stories and life experiences of Latinos in the United States. Read More

Get Ready to Laugh for a Good Cause During CHCI's 14th Annual Reyes of Comedy

July 22, 2014

Get ready to laugh for a good cause with some of the best up and coming Latino comics during CHCI’s 14th Annual Reyes of Comedy. Join Gina Brillon, Vladimir CamaanoAngelo Lozada and host Erik Rivera on Wednesday, October 1, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, as they provide an evening of exceptional entertainment for a great cause. Also joining them on stage will be long-time Reyes of Comedy supporter, and amateur comedian, Rep. José Serrano. Immediately following Reyes of Comedy, join us for the After Party hosted by the CHCI Alumni Association! Party with a Purpose will bring together 200-250 young Latino professionals working on Capitol Hill, the Administration, federal agencies and national nonprofits in Washington, DC. Read more

CHCI to Honor Juliet V. García, Ph.D. at 37th Annual Awards Gala

June 20, 2014

CHCI and its Chair Rep. Rubén Hinojosa are proud to announce that Juliet V. García, Ph.D. will be awarded one of its highest honors—The Chair’s Medallion Award—in recognition of her accomplishments, leadership, and outstanding service to the Latino community at CHCI’s 37th Annual Awards Gala on October 2, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Juliet V. García, Ph.D. joined The University of Texas System as president of The University of Texas at Brownsville (UTB) in January 1992 after having served as president of Texas Southmost College (TSC) for six years. When she was named as president of the comprehensive community college in 1986, she became the first Mexican-American woman to become president of a college or university in the United States.  She was the second president of UTB and the 12th president of TSC. Read more

CHCI Announces its 2014 Public Policy Conference Topics

June 17, 2014

Attention All CHCI Supporters: Our landmark 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month Events will be held September 30 - October 2. For nearly 40 years, CHCI has achieved its mission of Developing the Next Generation of Latino Leaders® through our three pillars of success: EDUCATE, EMPOWER, and CONNECT. This year’s events and theme “Building Our Future, Together” reflect the growing strength of our community and the tremendous impact Latinos will have on the future success of America. The theme will be woven into each of our 13 main stage and summit sessions. Read more

CHCI Announces 2014 Medallion of Excellence Honorees

June 10, 2014

José Díaz-Balart

Eliseo Medina

CHCI is proud to announce that it will present its 2014 CHCI Medallion of Excellence Awards to television anchor and host José Díaz-Balart and union activist Eliseo Medina at its 37th Annual Awards Gala on Thursday, October 2, 2014. With the theme Building Our Future, Together, CHCI celebrates its annual Hispanic Heritage Month events from September 30 to October 2, 2014, drawing more than 3,000 leaders from across the country to its Public Policy Conference, Reyes of Comedy, and Annual Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. Read more

Have You Heard About CHCI's NextOpp?

May 7, 2014

CHCI is proud to announce the release of CHCI NextOpp, the new online version of the National Directory of Scholarships, Internships, and Fellowships for Latino Students. Since 2001, CHCI has published six editions of the Directory, the only publication in the United States that provided a comprehensive list of scholarships, internships, and fellowships targeting Latino youth. With the continuing support of State Farm Insurance, who began sponsoring the Directory's publication in 2008, we have replaced the printed directory with CHCI NextOpp -- a powerful, easy-to-use online database for students, parents, counselors, and education providers. Read more

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