2011 Graduate Fellows White Papers

The CHCI 2010-2011 Graduate Fellowship class gathered national experts and members of Congress as they presented their white papers during the Young Latino Leaders Summit Series on April 13-14 at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center. The fellows led a series of expert panels on critical issues impacting the Latino community in their respective areas of expertise – education, health, housing, law, and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Reps. Mike Honda, Rubén Hinojosa, Ben Ray Lujan and Lucille Roybal-Allard participated in the summits, lending their expertise and knowledge of current policies affecting Latinos. CHCI's Young Latino Leaders Summit Series is the culmination of its premier, nine-month Graduate Fellowship Program each year.

2011 Graduate Fellow White Papers

Higher Education:  "College-ready, Set, Graduate"
  By Miguel Lopez

Secondary Education:  "Meeting the Educational Challenges of a 21st Century Economy: Strategic Investments to Win the Future"
  by Marvin Figueroa

Health:  "Developing a Latino Serving Health Care Workforce in the Era of Health Reform"
  By Berenice Nuñez

Housing:  "The Future of Middle-Class Latino Homeownership"
  By Judith Perez

Law:  "The Over-and-Under-Identification of English Language Learners into Special Education"
  By Romie Barriere

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM): "Encouraging Science Education and Careers among Latinos"
  By Erasmo Nieves