2013 Graduate Fellows White Papers

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On April 15, the eight 2012-2013 CHCI Graduate Fellows moderated their respective public policy summit discussions on insightful and timely issues affecting the Latino community and the nation. This year, the areas of focus included—education, health, housing, law, or STEM. The summits where held on Capitol Hill, and were attended by members of Congress, Congressional staffers, public policy experts, national leaders, media and other industry leaders. The 2013 Young Latino Leaders Summit Series was the culmination of nine months of training in becoming better versed in the public policy formulation process.

2012-2013 Graduate Fellows White Papers

STEM:  "Ensuring America's Competitiveness: Latinos Solving the Workforce Crisis in the Oil and Natural Gas Industry"
  By Daniel Lind

STEM: "Promoting an Emerging Clean Energy Economy: Extending Renewable Energy Incentives"
  By Emma Lopez

Law: "Tolerance in Schools for Latino Students: Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline"
  By Jennifer Castillo

Housing: "Preventing Wealth Destruction: Protecting Latino Homeownership through Qualified Mortgages"
  By Alma Acosta

Health: "The Farm Bill: An Opportunity to Address Latino Childhood Hunger through Public-Private Partnerships"
  By Aurelia De La Rosa Aceves

Higher Education:  "Latinos & The Pell Grant: Reassessing Policy Impact and Efficacy for the Next Generation of Latino Students"
  By Jose L. Plaza

Secondary Education: “Leading the Future: Rethinking Principal Preparation and Accountability Frameworks”
  By Nicolas Perilla

Housing:  "“Recovering the American Dream for Latino Families: Expanding Affordable Homeownership through Public-Private Partnerships”
  By Adam Briones