2014 Graduate Fellows White Papers

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From April 8-9, the 2013-14 CHCI Graduate Fellows organized and moderated the 2014 Young Latino Leaders Summit Series (YLLSS). Experts from the fields of health, housing, education, law and STEM, gathered at the behest of the CHCI Fellows for a timely discussion on the issues that affect the Latino community. The first day of the summits, held at the Senate Visitor Center, featured Reps. Tony Cárdenas, Ted Deutch, Luis Gutierrez, Lucille Roybal-Allard, and CHCI Chair, Rubén Hinojosa, among the many expert panelists.

2013-2014 Graduate Fellows White Papers

Secondary Education: "What Does Common Core Mean for English Language Learners"
  By Norma Salazar

Housing: "Housing Finance Reform and the Future of the Latino Homeowner"
  By Scott Astrada

Health: "Well-Being y Bienestar: Innovation in School-Based Nutrition Programs in Order to Battle Latino Childhood Obesity"
  By Daphne Delgado

Housing: "Latino Homeownership and Houing Counseling: An Alternative to FHA Lending Policies"
  By Lissette Flores

Law: "Addressing the Detention System as a Step Towards Meaningful Immigration Reform"
  By Carolina Rizzo

Higher Education:  "Achieving First in the World: Hispanics Serving Institutions and Closing the Attainement Gap"
  By Brenda Calderon

STEM: "The Future of Energy: Making the Renewable Fuel Standard Work for All Americans"
  By Wesley Brooks

STEM:  "Towards a Clean and Sustainable Future: Green Technologies, Restoration and Management of Contaminated Sites"
  By Elizabeth Padilla-Crespo