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Our Programs

High School

High School

Get energized and excited about your future. Our high school programs will help you prepare for your next big step—college.

Scholarships

Scholarships

College is an important investment, and CHCI can help you pay for it. Learn about the scholarships we offer deserving Latino students.

Internships

Internships

Explore what it’s like to work on Capitol Hill. CHCI internships are offered year-round and will strengthen your leadership skills.

Fellowships

Fellowships

Spend nine months working in D.C., growing both personally and professionally as you propel your public policy career.

Apply Today

Apply Today

Begin your journey today by applying with CHCI. It’s the first step in developing your skills as a future Latino leader.

News and Headlines

Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy Features Work of  Four CHCI Graduate Fellowship Alumni

Jan 15, 2016

Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy Features Work of Four CHCI Graduate Fellowship Alumni

CHCI is proud to highlight four of its recent alumni featured as contributing authors in Volume 28 of the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy (HJHP). The contributions were researched, written and presented during their CHCI graduate fellowships and cover the topics of higher education, affordable housing, economic policy and the environment.

Applications Are Now Open for CHCI’s R2L NextGen Program!

Jan 13, 2016

Applications Are Now Open for CHCI’s R2L NextGen Program!

R2L NextGen is a week-long leadership and civic engagement program for high school students currently in 9th, 10th, and 11th grades. CHCI will bring 40-50 Latino high school students to D.C. to learn about how the Federal Government works, meet key leaders, visit historic sites and develop a deeper understanding of how they can affect positive change in their communities and their nation– ALL EXPENSES PAID!.

An Amazing End to the Year for Ready to Lead

Jan 12, 2016

An Amazing End to the Year for Ready to Lead

CHCI had an incredible turnout at the Ready to Lead (R2L) Los Angeles event held at California State University, Fullerton on Saturday, December 12, 2015. With over 300 students from the Los Angeles and Orange County area, the R2L program provided essential knowledge related to obtaining a postsecondary education.

Don't Miss the Final Installment of the CHCI-PepsiCo Foundation Fellowship Chronicles

Dec 18, 2015

Don't Miss the Final Installment of the CHCI-PepsiCo Foundation Fellowship Chronicles

CHCI and the PepsiCo Foundation have partnered to present the CHCI-PepsiCo Foundation Fellowship Chronicles. This three-part documentary series features the fellowship experience through the eyes of the 2014-15 CHCI-PepsiCo Foundation Public Policy Fellows, Sarah Diaz and Rafael Hurtado.

CHCI Alumni by the Numbers

CHCI-PepsiCo Foundation Fellowship Chronicles

Alumni Stories

Marvin Figueroa

Marvin Figueroa

2008-09 Secondary Education Graduate Fellow

Mildred Otero

Mildred Otero

2003-04 Graduate Public Policy Fellow

Arnoldo Avalos

Arnoldo Avalos

1989 Congressional Intern

Alejandra Ceja

Alejandra Ceja

1996-97 Graduate Public Policy Fellow