What We Do

For nearly 40 years, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) has forged a critical pathway to Developing the Next Generation of Latino Leaders®, creating a transformative and lasting Impact on Latino youth and our nation.

Each year, CHCI Educates, Empowers, and Connects more than 1,600 students and young professionals by:

Creating Opportunities for a Brighter Future

The CHCI experience places Latino youth on a new trajectory by inspiring high school and college completion, and then providing programs to explore public policy and leadership in our nation’s capital. These vital opportunities empower Latinos for great personal and professional achievement.

Transforming the Lives of Program Participants

Latinos who participate in CHCI’s programs have boldly chosen to explore new opportunities and expand their horizons. CHCI programs open doors to an exciting world beyond participants’ immediate community, exposing them to new ideas and people that alter the course of their lives.

Offering Unique Access to Influential Latinos Leaders

CHCI’s extensive convening power connects young Latinos to an influential and expansive network of leaders who are shaping our country’s future by keeping critical Latino issues on the national agenda. This unparalleled access to Latinos in leadership inspires the next generation of leaders by connecting them with highly successful role models.

Connecting Businesses with Pipeline of Latino Talent

By developing future Latino leaders, CHCI helps maintain a pipeline of emerging Latino talent for corporations, government agencies, nonprofits and other organizations. Strengthening our national workforce is paramount to our country’s economic future.

Creating a Better America for Us All

To maintain our global competitiveness, it is imperative that our nation develops a more educated and diverse workforce. CHCI participants graduate from our programs armed with the leadership skills, personal connections, and motivation to create positive change on the local, regional and national level.