18 Members of Congress Have Confirmed.
Claim Your Spot by July 1 and Save!

In addition to U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, CHCI is thrilled to announce that the following 18 members of Congress have confirmed to participate in the Public Policy Conference.


CHCI Chair Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez          Rep. Grace Flores Napolitano
Rep. Joe Baca Rep. Ed Pastor
Rep. Xavier Becerra Res. Comm. Pedro Pierluisi
Rep. Dennis Cardoza Rep. Silvestre Reyes
Rep. Henry Cuellar Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard
Rep. Raúl Grijalva Rep. Linda T. Sánchez
Rep. Luis Gutiérrez Rep. Loretta Sánchez
Rep. Rubén Hinojosa Rep. Albio Sires
Rep. Ben Ray Luján Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez

These respected members of Congress will host CHCI’s outstanding lineup of plenary sessions, keynote luncheons, and policy summits offered September 11-13.  Topics include education; employment, job creation and workforce training; health; immigration reform; and international relations.  Additional issue summits will focus on: corporate responsibility; energy and the green economy; housing, wealth building, and financial services; redistricting; and technology and media. 

Register now to secure your seat in this important dialogue that helps shape issues of national concern.

Other CHCI Hispanic Heritage Month Events include:


CHCI’s 34th Annual Awards Gala on September 14 is the largest and most prestigious Latino celebration in the country.  It brings together nearly 3,000 guests to recognize CHCI’s highest honors and pay tribute to individuals who have made significant contributions to improve and strengthen the Latino community.  

Gala tables seat 10 and offer an intimate opportunity to support CHCI and emerging Latino leaders, while networking with colleagues and enjoying an evening of outstanding entertainment.  Reserve a table by Friday and save $2,000!


As in years past, CHCI’s 11th Annual Reyes of Comedy offers patrons a night of laughter at the historic Warner Theatre.  Top Latino comedians and witty newcomers are showcased in the hottest (and funniest) event in town.  Proceeds support CHCI’s youth leadership development programs.

Time is running out!  In order to save on individual packages and gala tables, you must register by Friday, July 1.


Keeping the Promise is a five-year campaign to raise $43 million to strengthen and expand the reach and scope of our high school college readiness program, annual scholarships and other college attainment efforts, and professional development programs, including internships and fellowships.

Our programs draw from a national group of young Latinos and provide the financial support, resources, and direct work experience on Capitol Hill to develop a pipeline of highly talented young Latino Leaders. 

You can help CHCI succeed in its mission in any of the following ways:

  1. Purchase a table at the CHCI 34th Annual Awards Gala. Invite your colleagues to a premier evening of networking and award-winning entertainment, while supporting CHCI’s educational attainment and leadership development programs.  The Annual Awards Gala is the signature event of CHCI’s Hispanic Heritage Month Events.  Purchase by July 1 and save $2,000!

  2. Purchase two gala tickets and donate them to CHCI to allow emerging Latino leaders the opportunity to experience this signature Hispanic Heritage Month Event.

  3. Make a donation directly to CHCI’s Keeping the Promise campaign.  

However you choose to direct your support, your contribution will make a critical difference in preparing the next generation of Latino leaders and in building the nation’s competitive edge globally.

CHCI is tax-exempt under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code. All grants and contributions to CHCI are tax deductible to the extent permitted by federal law.

Important Dates

July 1
Early Bird Registration Ends

September 11-13
Public Policy Conference
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, D.C.

September 12
Ready to Lead (R2L)
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, D.C.

September 13
11th Annual Reyes of Comedy
Warner Theatre
Washington, D.C.

September 14
34th Annual Awards Gala
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, D.C.



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