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Reyes of Comedy After Party

Oct 7, 2015

Reyes of Comedy After Party

The Reyes of Comedy After Party took place on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 in Washington, DC. Over 300 Latino professionals from the public, private and nonprofit sectors gathered in support of the CHCI Alumni Association (CHCI-AA).

Special thanks to our After Party sponsors, Crown Imports and Fox Audience Strategies, and CHCI-AA raffle sponsors, Southwest Airlines and L'Oreal Paris.
CHCI Virtual Leadership Institute

Oct 7, 2015

CHCI Virtual Leadership Institute

On October 7, 2015 in Washington D.C., CHCI and Vanguard Consulting presented an exclusive training on persuasive storytelling for CHCI Alumni to kick off the CHCI Virtual Leadership Institute as part of the 2015 CHCI Public Policy Conference.

Alumni learned best practices in motivational public speaking and how to utilize their personal stories to help deliver empowering messages to a variety of audiences.

A huge thank you to Hyundai for supporting this visionary initiative!
Chiefs of Staff Reception

Oct 6, 2015

Chiefs of Staff Reception

On October 6, 2015, CHCI and CHCI Alumni Association (CHCI-AA), in partnership with the Congressional Hispanic Staff Association (CHSA), hosted a special reception honoring Congressional Chiefs of Staff who have demonstrated their commitment to promoting diversity on Capitol Hill.

The honorees, Angela Ramirez, Chief of Staff, Office of Congressman Ben Ray Lujan, and Steve Haro, former Chief of Staff, Office of Senator Martin Heinrich, played a pivotal role in ensuring that young Latinos are hired, offered opportunities to grow, and advance professionally during their tenures.

Special thanks to our hosts at JP Morgan Chase & Co. and our event sponsor Diageo.
Professional Leadership Track

Oct 6, 2015

Professional Leadership Track

On Tuesday, October 6, CHCI and CHCI Alumni Association presented the inaugural Professional Leadership Track at our 2015 CHCI Public Policy Conference. This program, led by CHCI Alumni Librada Estrada and Ana Polanco, was aimed to empower leaders at all levels and across all sectors, and participants learned crucial skills in the areas of Emotional Intelligence and Strategic Negotiation.

Special thanks to our sponsor State Farm!
CHCI Alumni Kickoff in NYC

Sep 15, 2015

CHCI Alumni Kickoff in NYC

On September 15, CHCI and the CHCI Alumni Association kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month with a Latino leadership networking reception in Downtown Manhattan. Over 60 CHCI Alumni and local Latino professionals gathered to discuss the importance of Latino leadership and the continued need for diversity in the public and private sectors.

On hand to offer remarks were:
- Belinda Madera, the head of the Hispanic Heritage Network at McGraw Hill Financial
- Ray Mateo, outgoing president of the CHCI Alumni Association New York-area Chapter
- Jonathan CastaƱeda, incoming president, CHCI Alumni Association New York-area Chapter

Thank you to our hosts, McGraw Hill Financial, and to everyone who participated!

Taken at McGraw Hill Financial

Sep 12, 2015

2015 CHCI Spring Joint Graduation

On April 29, CHCI proudly celebrated the Spring 2015 Joint Graduation Ceremony and New Alumni Networking Reception, honoring the 2014-15 CHCI Graduate Fellows (GFP), Public Policy Fellows (PPF), and the 2015 CHCI Spring Congressional Interns (CIP). This year, a total of 40 future Latino leaders were treated to a wonderful ceremony held at the U.S. Library of Congress, to celebrate the completion of their respective program and their inclusion into the prestigious CHCI Alumni Association.