CHCI formally announced today that it has received a $600,000 grant from the Ford Foundation to support its Semester Congressional Internship Program and its Graduate Fellowship Program. Specifically, Ford Foundation’s support will allow CHCI to double the number of Congressional Internships during the Spring and Fall Semesters over the next two years and will also fund a Graduate Law Fellow in the 2014-2015 CHCI Fellowship class. More...
CHCI announced today that five of the nation’s leading companies have made very significant gifts in order to further its mission of educating and training the next generation of Latino leaders.
These “cornerstone” donations, from national and international titans Anheuser-Busch, Bank of America, Dell, PepsiCo, and Toyota, will support CHCI’s award-winning programs for thousands of high school, college and post-graduate students nationwide, furthering the organization’s mission of increasing Hispanic representation in leadership and highly-skilled professional roles in Washington, D.C., and across the country. Read More
CHCI strategic media partner, HITN, is airing an hour-long CHCI Special this Sunday, October 20, at 9pm EST, called "Nuestro Tiempo...Hacia una América Sólida." The show will highlight the crucial role that Latinos play in the growth and development of the country. The special program is a compilation of the most outstanding and important moments of the 2013 Public Policy Conference, and will be hosted by renowned journalist, Gerson Borrero. Read More
NEW YORK, October 8, 2013 – CHCI announced today a three year, $240,000 grant from the New York Life Foundation to support the CHCI’s award-winning Public Policy Fellowship Program. The program offers up to 20 recent college graduates of Hispanic descent from across the country the opportunity to complete a nine month paid fellowship and gain real world work experience at the national level in the public policy area of their choice. Fellows can work in international affairs, economic development, education policy, housing, or local government in Washington, D.C.
“Without the New York Life Foundation’s support, deserving Latino students would not have been able to afford the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of spending nine months in Washington, D.C., the center of the world for public policy,” said Esther Aguilera, CHCI president and CEO. “The Fellows are exposed to a well-rounded curriculum that makes an indelible impression on their future careers.” More...
By David Montgomery
A hazard of the red-carpet stroll in Washington during a political crisis is that the reporters’ questions go straight from make of dress to who’s to blame. Faced with such a prospect Wednesday evening at the Washington Convention Center, actress Salma Hayek considered her words carefully. “Every time you come to D.C., it’s intense,” she said with sweet, lightly accented diplomacy before a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute gala. “If you come during a government shutdown, it’s a little more intense.” Read more
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