The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is a nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization, providing leadership development programs and educational services to students and young emerging Latino leaders. It is governed by the 25 voting members of its Board of Directors and is supported by an Advisory Council comprised of Hispanic members of Congress, nonprofit, union, and corporate leaders. Together they form the leadership of the organization, entrusted with and accountable for the strategic vision and direction of CHCI.
2011-2015 Strategic Plan
At its 2010 retreat, the CHCI Board of Directors engaged in a rigorous process to refine the mission and vision of the organization, review the core program areas, and develop CHCI’s first-ever, five year strategic plan to run from 2011 to 2015.
CHCI’s mission and vision as reset by the Board:
- Mission – To develop the next generation of Latino leaders
- Vision – Educated and civic-minded Latino leaders engaged in and contributing to all aspects of U.S. society
CHCI’s program mandates, as reaffirmed by the Board in 2014, have been focused on the three pillars established by our founding members over 30 years ago. These include:
- Educate – Promote educational attainment and college access
- Empower – Provide internship and fellowship programs
- Connect – Convene powerful and high-profile leaders to advance the mission and vision
The goal of CHCI’s five-year Strategic Plan has been to grow and strengthen the organization’s capacity to serve more and leverage its clout to open opportunities and advance the community. The strategic plan, entitled “Building Our Future, Together,” has four strategic and groundbreaking objectives that provide a road map for CHCI to continue to build a solid foundation for future growth.
- Objective 1 – Increase and Diversify CHCI Revenue Streams
- Objective 2 – Increase CHCI’s effectiveness in advancing its mission through Branded Leadership Programs, Alumni and Convening Power
- Objective 3 – Enhance the Visibility and Brand of CHCI & Image of the Latino Community
- Objective 4 – Make CHCI a “Best Practice” Model in Board Governance
Where We Are
CHCI has made tremendous progress in advancing the objectives of its five-year strategic plan, with 2009/2010 as the benchmark, as evident in the 2014 Impact Metrics Dashboard.