CHCI Making Headlines in 2013
CHCI in the New York Times - Started on the Bottom May 10
CHCI Fellows sat down with renowned New York Times columnist David Brooks earlier this week to talk about their experiences in life and with CHCI that have put them on a pathway to success. Read this impactful story here.
CHCI Programs Director Rey Decerega Speaks with Boston Globe about "The Elbow," Leadership and CHCI
Two and half years after "The Elbow" happened, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Stan Grossfeld tracked down Rey for a great piece on leadership and humility. Read the story here: Man who roughed up Obama finally speaks.
American Observer - Latino Political Influence Grows in Tandem with Population May 5
Ready to Lead Dallas @UT Arlington April 27
CHCI Fellows and Interns Garner Press
Michael Bueno featured in Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi article
CHCI interns featured in FIU School of International and Public Affairs article
Emma V. Lopez, MS Env. ‘12, Lands Prestigious Fellowship FIU Civil and Environmental Engineering
FIU in D.C. Update
CHCI's Graduate Fellows Hosted The 2013 Young Latino Leadership Summit Series on April 15 on Capitol Hill
Each year, CHCI Graduate Fellows engage in a public policy research project that culminates in the Young Latino Leaders Summit Series. During the Summit Series, each fellow organizes and moderates a public policy roundtable discussion on insightful and timely issues affecting the Latino community and the nation. CHCI Fellows select a topic from their specific areas of focus—education, health, housing, law, or STEM. These discussions are held on Capitol Hill, where members of Congress, Congressional staffers, public policy experts, national leaders and other changemakers are invited to attend. Here is some press coverage from the Summits:
CHCI's Regional Celebration of Latino Leadership: SW Texas
CHCI celebrated the largest Congressional class of Hispanics in history along with recognizing Chair Rep. Rubén Hinojosa at a special event in Edinburg, Texas on March 27. Below is the media coverage of this successful event:
Univision PSAs Promote CHCI Programs February 1, 2013
No Mas Hambre Summit
CHCI Fellows blogged about Latino Magazine's No Mas Hambre Summit held on December 7 in Washington, D.C. Read the blog here. December 11
Report: African Americans, Latinos can benefit from growth in US oil and natural gas development -- CHCI President & CEO Esther Aguilera quoted December 3
PG&E Currents Covers CHCI Ready to Lead Merced November 16
CHCI Alum Jesse Ulibarri Elected as Colorado State Representative (in Spanish) November 6
CHCI Ready to Lead (R2L) Chicago
CHCI Ready to Lead Chicago was a huge success and received media coverage on Univision and also La Raza Newspaper. See La Raza's coverage here.
Impulso a latinos que se gradúan de secundaria October 18
Interview with CHCI R2L spokesperson Wilmer Valderrama October 18
CHCI Staff Cecilia Majors Featured on Mujer Latina Today
Hispanic Link featuring coverage of CHCI's 2012 HHM Events October 4
Hispanic Link 2012 CHCI HHM Coverage
CHCI Alumnus Raul Magdaleno Featured in Dallas Publication
Comcast Red Carpet September 13
CHCI partnered once again with Comcast to talk to distinguished guests at its 35th Anniversary Awards Gala about its impact on the Latino community for a news piece featured on Comcast Newsmakers.
CHCI's Hispanic Heritage Month Events Draw National Media Coverage - Sept. 10-13, 2012
Voxxi.com -- Congresswomen say fathers’ political roots inspired them September 12
Voxxi.com -- Democrats banking on Latino candidates to win back the House September 12
Voxxi.com -- Reyes of Comedy offer laughs to commemorate Congressional members September 13
HHM story on Univision's national morning show Despierta America September 14
Univision story CHCI's 35th Anniversary and its programs - 35 años formando líderes hispanos September 14
Fox News Latino -- Biden acknowledges Latino power September 14
Washington Hispanic Newspaper -- Online Photo Gallery from 35th Anniversary Awards Gala September 14
Voxxi.com -- Vice president Joe Biden: Latinos are the most powerful force in politics September 14
Politic365.com -- Newsletter featuring story on President Biden's appearance at CHCI September 14
Eventos VIPPass -- Watch a promotional video on voting featuring CHCI distinguished guests on its Gala Red Carpet September 17
Washington Examiner story -- Puerto Rico Dem: When we had a Senate supermajority, we refused to fix immigration September 17
CHCI featured in PG&E Newsletter: PG&E Dedication to Diversity Extends to its Policy Work at the Federal Level September 17
CHCI mentioned in NFL News regarding Hispanic Heritage Month September 20
D.C. Hot Spots -- 2012 Gala Coverage October 10
CHCI President & CEO Esther Aguilera featured on Voxxi.com
As part of CHCI's Miami education events, Voxxi.com sat down with CHCI President & CEO Esther Aguilera to discuss CHCI's programs and the current state of Latino education.
Latino education and jobs for youth: Q & A with Esther Aguilera Voxxi.com May 25
CHCI's Education Forum and Ready to Lead Program Take Over Miami
CHCI held a Ready to Lead college prep workshop and its Partnerships for Latino Education Attainment Success Forum in conjunction with NBC News' Education Nation in Miami on May 19-21. Celebrities Wilmer Valderrama, Tony Plana, and Maffio, Rep. Pedro Pierluisi and many other experts and CHCI alumni joined the activities. Telemundo featured CHCI President Esther Aguilera, Pierluisi, Plana and Valderrama on its nationally distributed talk show Enfoque, hosted by Jose Diaz-Balart. Below is media coverage from this exciting and successful weekend:
Enfoque Aired on Sunday, May 20
Voxxi.com Interview and article on Wilmer Valderrama and his participation May 25
CHCI Alumnus Rita Rico Writes Blog for Huffington Post Latino Voices
Latino? Why Yes, Thank you
Graduate Fellows Garner Attention at Young Latino Leaders Summit Series
CHCI's 2011-2012 class of Graduate Fellows held their annual summit series on Monday, April 16 on Capitol Hill, gathering leaders from across a wide spectrum of issues areas to address impact on the Latino community. The fellows also presented their white papers, representing months of research in their areas of specialty. The summits were covered by several media outlets, including:
CHCI Spring Interns Make Headlines
CHCI 's 2012 Walmart Spring Congressional Interns are making headlines in news outlets around the nation. See below for recent coverage on the diverse class of 12 interns.
Luisa Batiz in BeingGarifuna.com April 12
CHCI/Telemundo Scholar Tackles the Film Industry
Eddie Bernard is on his way to becoming a filmmaker thanks to CHCI's hybrid scholarship internship program with Telemundo. He talks about his journey and the financial report he has received in the following article that appeared in the Brooklyn College News on April 16. He was also featured as a panelist at CHCI's New York Education Forum on January 30.
Filmmaking Student on the Rise -- Brooklyn College News
CHCI Alumni Association President featured in Washington Hispanic
Luis Campillo was featured in the April 6 edition of the Washington Hispanic. The story talks about his path to success as a power player in Washington, D.C.
Having played basketball with President Obama in the past, CHCI Programs Director Rey Decerega is quoted in The Hill newspaper on March 8 regarding the competitive nature of President Obama.
CHCI Ready to Lead Chicago 2011 Coverage
The spring edition of Columbia College-Chicago’s Latino Cultural Affairs Newsletter, El Columbiano published an article on February 24 covering the Ready to Lead (R2L) in Chicago that took place in October 2011. The article is from the perspective of the Columbia College students that served as volunteer mentors to the R2L participants.
CHCI Welcomes 2012 Spring Congressional Internship Class
CHCI announced its new internship class on Tuesday, February 7. Hola Arkansas was one of several news outlets to pick up the story.
CHCI President & CEO Esther Aguilera talks with Dra. Isabel on Tuesday, February 7, about CHCI and its leadership development programs. She also talks with several callers and takes their questions. The CHCI segment starts at time marker 40:45 and runs until the end of the program.
CHCI Partnerships for Education Success Forum in New York City
CNN en Español, Telemundo, NBC Latino Online, the School Library Journal and El Vocero de Puerto Rico covered CHCI's hugely successful education forum in New York on Monday, January 30, focusing on the student panel that featured CHCI alumni.
CNN en Español featuring interviews with CHCI alumni & Rep. Jose Serrano (NY-16)
NBC Latino Online
School Library Journal
El Vocero de Puerto Rico Feature story on Rep. Pedro Pierluisi's (Puerto Rico-at large) participation in event and his views on education for Latinos
2011 Fall Congressional Intern Monica Arroyo of Puerto Rico was featured in a story in El Vocero de Puerto Rico on January 23.
CHCI Ready to Lead Brooklyn
The Ready to Lead (R2L) program stopped in Brooklyn on December 10, 2011, and continues to make headlines. R2L spokesperson ans actor Wilmer Valderrama and recording artists Kat DeLuna stopped by to inspire the kids to reach for the start through a college education. MTV Tres, NY 1 News, News 12 Brooklyn, North Jersey.com and the Salesion Youht Report covered the event