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CHCI Making Headlines in 2014

CHCI NextOpp featured in Oped on Fox News Latino

Without equal representation and access to opportunity, where is the American Dream?  Nov. 7

After 23 years in Congress, Pastor savors victories little and large  Cronkite News  Oct. 27

UNM alumna named Fellow by Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute  Inside UNM  Oct. 22

Portland State alum recounts surprise limo ride with President Obama  PSU News  Oct. 21

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Blog "Impatient Optimists"   Oct. 17

A conversation between Allan Golston, President, US Program for the Gates Foundation, and CHCI President & CEO Esther Aguilera.

CHCI Junior Alumnus Promotes Safe Driving with State Farm

Students encourage pledge for safe driving  Brownsville Herald  Oct. 16 

CHCI's Carmen Joge on ABC's Hispanic Agenda Discussing Latino Graduation Rates Oct. 11-12

Hispanic Agenda English   (CHCI inclusion starts at 7:50)
Hispanic Agenda Spanish  (CHCI inclusion starts at 7:40)

National Latino Leaders Support Family Comedy Cristela  MetroLatinoUSA Oct. 13

CHCI Hispanic Heritage Month Events Garner National News Coverage

CHCI's 2014 HHM events were a huge success and generated hundreds of media hits around the country.  Here is a summary of many of the major outlets that covered the Gala and President Obama's speech, Public Policy Conference, and the national launch of CHCI NextOpp.

HITN Coverage of HHM
2014 Public Policy Conference Capsules
One Hour Special on Gala and Conference

CHCI Fellow Victor Mena and Intern Luis Alcauter Highlighted on Telemundo
News Story featured on Noticias  Oct. 3
Enfoque with José Díaz-Balart  Oct. 3

37th Annual Awards Gala
Washington Hispanic Photo Galleries  Oct. 17
Katherine Vargas: Herencia Hispana: Más oportunidades para todos  La Opinión  Oct. 16
El voto hispano, actor destacado en las legislativas estadounidenses  Prensa Libre  Oct. 15
Inside Look TV Magazine (Video Coverage)  October 13
Inmigración: “at the end of the day”  Informate.com (Mexico)  Oct. 11
Ruben Navarrette: A heckler’s reasoning  Op-ed published in papers nationally  Oct. 11
The immigration quandary facing voters in next month's mid-term election  New York Carib News  Oct. 10
Hispanos ya no quieren discursos sobre inmigración, exigen acciones de Obama  Nuestra Comunidad  Oct. 9
Maria Cardona: Why Latinos Should Not Sit Out This Election  Real Clear Politics  Oct. 8
Is Obama Leading the Immigration Charge With a Blunt Sword?   Politics Cheat Sheet  Oct. 8
Dreamer le grita a Obama  El Tiempo Latino  Oct. 8
President Obama: Si se puede  Mildred Brignoni  Oct. 7
Latino voters turning their backs on President Obama over lack of action on immigration  Fox News Latino  Oct. 6
Obama pide el voto y dice adiós  El Tiempo Latino  Oct. 5
Obama: Action on immigration not if, but when  Associated Press reported on Yahoo News  Oct. 3
Obama tells angry Hispanics he won't give up on immigration reform  Reuters  Oct. 2
President Obama to CHC: Executive action before year’s end  Politico  Oct. 3
Obama Pledges to Fight on Immigration, Urges Latinos to Vote  NBC News  Oct. 2
Latino Vote Groups: Obama CHCI Speech May Help Rally Vote  NBC News  Oct. 2
Growing evidence that Obama’s decision to wait on immigration is hurting Democrats  Washington Post  Oct. 2
Obama: I’ll take executive action on immigration between the midterms and end of the year  Washington Post  Oct. 2
Obama Says He’s Frustrated with Immigration Impasse  Wall Street Journal  Oct. 2
Obama vows to keep his word at Congressional Hispanic Caucus gala  MSNBC  Oct. 2
Obama to immigration activists: Cover me  CNN  Oct. 3
El CHCI concluye semana exitosa de homenajear los logros en la comunidad latina  Terra.com  Oct. 3
Obama vows to push for action on immigration  McClatchy News reported NewsObserver.com  Oct. 2
Obama Promises Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute He'll Act on Immigration  ABC News Radio  Oct. 3
Obama: Immigration orders by end of the year  USA Today  Oct. 3
Obama tells Hispanics he won't give up on immigration reform  The Hill  Oct. 2
Obama Tells Latinos Immigration Actions Are Coming, As Activists Protest Inside And Outside  Buzzfeed  Oct. 2
Obama Heckled Defending Immigration Action Delay  Huffington Post  Oct. 2
Obama Faces Latino Audience Frustrated Over Immigration  National Journal  Oct. 2
Obama Vows Action on Immigration by End of Year  Bloomberg Businessweek  Oct. 2
Obama Interrupted During Speech to Hispanics in Washington  Prensa Latina  Oct. 3
President Obama reaffirms promise to act without Congress on immigration reform, after Election Day NY Daily News Oct. 3
Obama to appear before Hispanic group to address immigration reform delay  Fox News Latino  Oct. 2
Obama sets firm timetable on immigration reform  Washington Times  Oct. 2
Obama tells frustrated Latinos: ‘I’m going to need you to have my back’  Fusion  Oct. 3
President Obama Addresses Latino Politicians As Protests Against Deportations Continue  Politic365  Oct. 3
Obama to Latinos: ‘I ask you to keep believing’  Voxxi  Oct. 2
Obama Deserves Credit, Not Criticism, for His Recent Immigration Record  The New Republic  Oct. 2
Obama Tells Hispanic Caucus He 'Rode Over' From WH With 2 Illegal Aliens  CNS  Oct. 3
Obama Returning to Hispanic Caucus Event Amid Some Latino Anger  NBC News Sept. 23

2014 Public Policy Conference
Far Fewer Unaccompanied Minors Are Now Crossing the U.S. Border  National Journal  Oct. 10
CRS Offers Five Fixes for Youth in Central America  Catholic Relief Services Blog  Oct. 9
Caucus Hispano insta a promover el protagonismo de los latinos en EEUU  EFE News Sept. 30
The Latino Agenda: Building a Strong Middle Class  Huffington Post  Sept. 30
New Federal Guidelines Aim to Rid Schools of Racial Inequality  New York Times Oct. 1
Newsman Ray Suarez: Latinos Prosper, America Prospers  NBC News  Sept. 30
Labor Sec. Perez On Immigration: We Have to Get It Right  NBC News  Oct. 1
Perez intercede por Obama, criticado por no cumplir con la reforma migratoria  EFE News  Oct. 1
Secretario de Educación de EEUU insta a promover equidad y oportunidades  EFE News Oct. 1
Julián Castro dice que acceso a vivienda asequible promueve movilidad social  EFE News  Oct. 1
Former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar Op-ed: 'All of the above' approach for energy and the economy  The Hill  Oct. 1
US Reports Record Deportations in 2013  Telesur  Oct. 2
U.S. Education Secretary Announces Guidance to Ensure All Students Have Equal Access to Educational Resources  Imperial Valley News  Oct. 1
Labor Secretary Tom Perez Says President Barack Obama's Executive Action Is Guaranteed, Immigration Reform Is 'Not a Question' [Video]  Latin Post  Oct. 2
Arne Duncan: Schools Must Give Poor and Minority Students Equal Access to Resources  Education Week Oct. 1
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute on Energy  La Prensa  Sept. 30
Cuellar moderates energy panel at Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute  KGNS-TV Laredo  Sept. 30
Education Department Seeks to Level Public Education Playing Field  The Root  Oct. 1
Obama’s Education Department Warns School Districts: If You Discriminate Against Blacks and Hispanics, We Will Come After You  Atlanta Black Star  Oct. 1
Celebrate Hispanic Diversity at the 2014 CHCI Arts & Culture Reception  HispanicBusiness.com  Sept. 22
El Gobierno se vuelca con actividades por el mes de la Herencia Hispana  Las Americas Newspaper  Sept. 21

CHCI NextOpp Press Announcement on October 1
Recursos bilingües para los estudios superiores  El Tiempo Latino  Oct. 16
Radio Interview featuring NextOpp partner Xochitl Yanez of State Farm  Download file CHCI NextOpp Radio Interview  Oct. 8
Lanzan directorio digital de becas para estudiantes latinos  La Opinión  Oct. 7
"CHCI Next Opp", nuevo directorio digital de becas para estudiantes latinos  EFE News  Oct. 1
New Online Resource for Latino Students  Education Week  Oct. 2
CHCI lanza un nuevo avance en búsquedas en Internet que conecta a estudiantes latinos con oportunidades académicas y profesionales  Terra.com  Oct. 1

CHCI's Scott Gunderson Rosa on ABC's Hispanic Agenda Discussing Hispanic Heritage Month  Sept. 13

Hispanic Agenda English   (CHCI inclusion starts at 13:40)
Hispanic Agenda Spanish  (CHCI inclusion starts at 13:00)

Teach for America’s Diversity Milestone Key Step Toward Reshaping Public Education  Diverse Magazine  August 11

Cuarenta "soñadores" serán profesores en todo el país  HolaCiudad.com  August 11

2014 R2L NextGen Press Summary

Rio Grande Calley Students Featured on ABC   KRGV (ABC) - Harlingen, TX  August 28
CHCI busca forjar a los líderes del futuro  Washington Hispanic  August 15
Los capacitan para ser los líderes de la nueva generación  Diario La Estrella (Dallas)  August 8
J.E.B Stuart Student Attends National Leadership Program  Falls Church News-Press  August 6
Six Valley Students Learn Politics in Capital  Fresno Bee  July 31 
Merced Youth to Gain Leadership Skills at Summer Events  Modesto Bee  July 15

2014 Summer Interns Garner Press

Nogales college student chosen for congressional internship  Nogales International  August 18
Being Close to Power Inspires Latino Interns to Do More  Eastern Group Publications  August 7
Local Latino students complete prestigious internship  Valley Morning Star  August 5
Students complete DC internships  El Paso, Inc.  August 4
Laredo Native Ends Competitive Washington Internship  Laredo Morning Times  July 31
Yonkers Native Ends Competitive Washington Internship  Yonkers Daily Voice  July 31
Concluyen dos paseñas programa de pasantía en el Congreso  El Diario de El Paso  July 31
El Paso natives complete competitive Washington, D.C. internship  Newspaper Tree El Paso  July 30
Rio Grande Valley natives complete competitive Washington D.C. Internship  Your Valley Voice  July 30
TAMIU Senior Participates In Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Internship Program Laredo Sun July 18
UA South Students Headed for Fall Internships in DC  UA News July 9

Colorado: Licenses for undocumented  Politico   July 31

CHCI Alumnus and Colorado State Sen. Jessie Ulibarri featured in news story.

CHCI Celebrates History with Reception Honoring Latino Cabinet Members

Julián Castro asume en Vivienda  Washington Hispanic  August 1  (Photo Gallery)
Newly sworn-in HUD Secretary Castro gets his first D.C. party  Washington Post  July 29
Julián Castro celebrated as newest Latino Cabinet official  Dallas Morning News  July 29
TV EFE  July 29
Meet the new kid  Washington Post  July 29
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Flickr Photo Gallery  July 29
CHCI homenajea al liderazgo político hispano en el Gobierno  El Tiempo Latino  July 29  (Full program video)
El CHCI reúne y homenajea a los cuatro miembros latinos del Gobierno Obama  Fox News Latino  July 29
Castro closes his first day at HUD honored with his Latino colleagues  USA Hispanic  July 29  (Spanish Version)
Rinden homenaje a los latinos del gobierno de EE.UU.  Terra TV  July 29  (MSN Video)
Rinden homenaje a los cuatro miembros latinos del Gobierno Obama  La Visión  July 29
Honran a hispanos en el gabinete del gobierno de Obama  El Sentinel de Orlando  July 29
El CHCI reúne y homenajea a los cuatro miembros latinos del Gobierno Obama La Prensa San Antonio July 29
Latinos felicitan a Castro en su primer día en Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano  San Diego Red  July 29
Julián Castro se estrena como secretario de Vivienda  La Opinión  July 28
Castro cierra su primer día en el HUD homenajeado por sus colegas latinos  Holaciudad San Antonio  July 28
Julian Castro Starts Job As HUD Secretary  93.1FM WIBC Indianapolis  July 28

Lefties Heap Awards on Pro-Amnesty MSNBC Host (José Díaz-Balart story)

Favorable coverage earns José Díaz-Balart steel from La Raza and CHCI.  National Review Online  July 21

CHCI Alumnus Marvin Figueroa featured in Honduran Newspaper 

Un hondureño graduado en Harvard que desea ser presidente de Honduras  La Prensa  July 16

HispanicBusiness.com features CHCI Alumni

Juan Otero featured in 25 Hispanics Stand Near Top of Corporate Ladder
Stephanie Valencia featured in 2013 Top 50 Influentials

CHCI 2014 Chair's Medallion Honoree Juliet V. García Garners Media Attention

Garcia to Receive Award  Valley Morning Star  June 28
Garcia to receive award  Brownsville Herald  June 27
Moving forward  Brownsville Herald  June 27
El CHCI rendirá honores a la Dra. Juliet V. García en su 37ma Gala anual de premios  El Paso Times  June 26

Esther Aguilera Takes Part in II Foro Estados Unidos-Unión Europea in Miami

Expertos destacan la educación como factor clave para liderazgo hispano  LaVanguardia.com  May 16

Colorado State Senator and CHCI Alumnus Jesse Ulibarri on Addressing Minimum Wage  Univision Denver  4/24/14

CHCI acoge 2014 “Young Latino Leaders Summit Series” en Capitol Hill  Prensa Libre de Maryland  4/18/14 

Administration Targets Poor-Performing For-Profit Colleges  NBCNews.com  3/14/14

2011–12 CHCI Higher Education Graduate FellowEnrique Soto's white paper "Recruiting the Growing Minority: Latino Enrollment Practices in For-profit Colleges and Universities" is referenced in this article.

Hispanic Representation at USAID: Why So Low for So Long?   March 2014

An article written by CHCI Alumnus José Garzón and published on the American Foreign Service Association website.

Film and Discussion on Life of Cesar Chavez Event  February 4 at Capitol Visitor Center

America Ferrera on Chavez flick: ‘More movies like this need to be made’ (Video!)  Washington Post  February 5
Diego Luna, America Ferrera Discuss 'César Chávez' In Washington  Latin Times   February 5
Diego Luna presenta en el Capitolio su película “César Chávez”  Checalmovie.net  February 6
America Ferrera: More Movies Like ‘Cesar Chavez’ Need to Be Made!   Just Jared  February 6
Arturo Rodriguez, President of United Farm Workers op-ed in Huffington Post  February 7 

CHCI Open House  January 27

"Gente"  Washington Hispanic photos from CHCI Open House event

2013 Headlines

CHCI Alumnus Alejandra Ceja Opinion Editorial in Latina Style   November 1

CHCI Fellows and Interns Garner Press Continued

Adriana Garcia  GCU student interns for U.S. Congress  Latino Perspectives Magazine  November 7
Meet a Roadrunner: UTSA senior Carlos de la Garza is congressional intern  UTSA Today  October 2
Juan Lopez Kearny resident Juan Gomez interns on Capitol Hill  Jersey Journal  September 17
Ana Moas LGBT Foundation Sends South Florida Student to Washington EDGE  September 4

CHCI Ready 2 Lead Merced Media Coverage  October 12

Talleres informativos en UC Merced motivan a estudiantes a continuar sus estudios  Univision 21 Fresno  ***VIDEO***

Hispanic Heritage Month Media Coverage

The following stories represent only some of the more than 1550 media hits secured from September 1 to October 12 around CHCI's Hispanic Heritage Month events.

EventosVIPPass HHM Coverage included in October edition   October 30
Download file Hispanic Link 2013 CHCI Coverage  October 21
NCLR's (and CHCI Alumnus) Laura Vazquez 'Optimistic' House of Representatives Will Pass Immigration Reform Bill [Exclusive Video]  Latinos Post  October 14
Dr. Eric Goplerud Talks Alcohol Usage by Hispanics in the Military [Exclusive]  Latinos Post   October 10
Congressman Rubén Hinojosa: Latinos Making 'Tremendous Strides' in Education [Exclusive]  Latinos Post  October 8
The Modern Latina blog post by CHCI Alumnus Sasha Moreno  October 8
Five Companies Donate to Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute to Fund Programs for Latino Youth  Latinos Post October 8
Salma Hayek Speaks Out on Latino Stereotypes  Latina Magazine  October 7
Behind the scenes, business leaders press for immigration overhaul  The State  October 7
El Instituto del Comité de Congresistas Hispanos celebran su Noche de Gala  El Tiempo Latino  October 4
Salma Hayek Awarded Medallion of Excellence at the CHCI Gala  Latinos Post   October 4
Salma Hayek Would Like Latinos To Be Seen As Productive Members of American Society  Latinos Post October 4
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Awards Gala Honors Salma Hayek-Pinault  Pamela's Punch  October 4
Olga Tañón canta en gala de Congresistas Hispanos  Washington Hispanic  October 4
Salma Hayek Wants To Change How Latinos Are Perceived In The US  Huffington Post  October 4
Salma Hayek recibe premio en Washington  Washington Hispanic  October 4
Dedica Salma Hayek premio a inmigrantes  El Siglo de Torreón  October 4
SALMA HAYEK Es galardonada con medalla a la excelencia en las artes  Los Tiempos  October 4
Garcia in D.C. to promote conservation  Pueblo Chieftain  October 4
Reconocen a Salma Hayek en Congreso de EU  TV Azteca  October 3  ***VIDEO***
Salma dedica premio a inmigrantes  Telemundo Las Vegas  October 3 ***VIDEO***
Salma Hayek recibe un premio y se lo dedica a los inmigrantes  People en Español  October 3
Salma Hayek ilumina "honrada" la gala anual del Caucus Hispano  Huff Post Voces  October 3
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Honors Salma Hayek  Latin American Herald Tribune  October 3
Salma Hayek is honored by Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute  Washington Post  October 3
Salma Hayek: Shutdown Washington ‘Intense’  Bloomberg  October 3
Chancellor receives national recognition for his contributions to higher education  Noodls  October 3
Olga Tañón Arrasa con Su Poderosa Voz   El Zol 107.9  October 3
Salma Hayek enaltece a latinos  Periódico AM  October 2
Salma dedica galardón a migrantes  Diario del Istmo  October 2
CHCI R2L Spokesperson Wilmer Valderrama Receives Community Service Award at NCLR Alma Awards  September 27 
Latinos Are Ready to Lead on Climate Change  Rep. Raul Grijalva op-ed  September 24
CHCI Advisory Council Member Lidia Martinez Recognized by NFL September 24
It's Time to Move Underserved Latinos Into the Financial Mainstream   Huff Post September 23
Hispanic Heritage and the promise of Latino youth  Voxxi.com  September 21
Southwest Airlines Honors Proud Tradition Of Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month  Setember. 19
Olga Tañón en Gala Anual de Premios del CHCI  Washington Hispanic September 13
D.C. Latino Leaders Seek To Break Glass Ceiling  WAMU 88.5  September 13
Creating a month to honor Latinos was a lesson in Congress  L.A. Times September 12

Esther Aguilera Profiled in Top Spanish Newspaper   September 3

Esther's recent trip to Spain included a chat with El País newspaper.  Read her profile story on leadership and uniting the community.  Mi papel es unir a personas en una agenda importante

NBC Latino -- Latina Leaders: Alejandra Ceja, on a mission to increase Latino education

CHCI star alum Alex Ceja is featured on NBC Latino on her new job as Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics  September 2

El Nuevo Diario Covers Salma Hayek and CHCI Gala  (en Español)  August 25

Recibirá Salma Hayek el ‘Medallón a la Excelencia’  Diario de Yucatan  September 1
Salma Hayek to Receive Medallion for Excellence in Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month  Latinos Post September 4

CHCI's Partnership With Lean In Mentioned in El Mensajero

Mujeres: Vayan Adelante  August 25

CEO Esther Aguilera featured in Associations Now Newsletter  August 8

R2L NextGen

CHCI's R2L NextGen program welcomed 40 students from around the nation to DC for a one-week intense leadership training in July.  Media stories include coverage from KSAT ABC in San Antonio, San Antonio Public Radio, and the following:

Three area Latino students earn D.C. trip  Modesto Bee  August 16
Jóvenes líderes en Washington  El Pregonero(Maryland)  August 9
Bloomington High Senior "Ready 2 Lead"  Colton Courier  August 1
Dallas Students Take on Washington, D.C.  Dallas ISD  July 31
Silver Spring student travels to District for leadership program  Gazette Maryland Community News  July 31
Fontana resident attends prestigious event for students in Washington, D.C.  Fontana Herald  July 28
San Jose Students Take on Washington, D.C.  El Observador  July 25
N.Y. high school students return from life changing program in Washington, D.C.  District Administration  July 23
Estudiantes de San Antonio visitan la capital  Telemundo  July 19
BHS Student Will Lead and Learn in D.C.  Colton City News  July 6
: Al Dia Coverage of R2L NextGen press conference with Senator Menendez in Camden, NJ  July 9
NJ Latino High School Students Chosen to Participate in National Civic Engagement Program  Bergen Dispatch  July 9
Three Camden students were chosen to participate in a Latino youth leadership training program  philly.com  July 9
Tres estudiantes hispanos representarán a Camden   Hola Ciudad  July 9

CHCI Alumni in the News

Veronica Guevara:Mentoring the Immigrant Community  Up Next Institute of Museum and Library Services  August 13
Colorado State Senator Jesse Ulibarri pens “Speak Out: A Father’s Fear”  Out Fron colorado  August 6
July CHCI Alumnus of the Month Norma Dominguez featured in EventosVIPPass (page 5)  July 25
Miami attorney Yara Lorenzo appointed to The Florida Bar Foundation board  Florida Bar Foundation July 2013
Incoming Fellow Elizabeth Padilla-Crespo Published on SACNAS website  July 3
An Independent Spirit Rebecca Villalpando story in Latino Persepctives Magazine  July 2
Rosalinda Ruiz is the Spark Behind Dallas' Hip-Hop Renaissance  Dallas Observer  May 30
Frinny Polanco Receives Presitigious Medical Scholarship  InTouch   May 2013

CHCI Chair's Award Honoree Garnering Press

Chancellor Honored by Top Hispanic Leadership Group  Alcalde  June 28
CHCI rendirá honor a Dr. Francisco Cigarroa durante la 36a Gala Anual de Premios  Laredo Morning Times  July 2
First Hispanic UT Chancellor receives national honor  La Prensa  July 3

Esther Aguilera Featured in Spanish Press

Esther's recent trip to Spain included participating in a discussion on entrepreneurship for women.
Ciclo Mujeres y Liderazgo: Mujeres emprendedoras  Storify by the US Embassy Madrid
Mujeres & CIA 

CHCI Interns Featured in Washington Hispanic Gallery of Tri-Caucus Reception  June 21

How McDonald's Is Investing in Its Latino Employees  June 20

CHCI President & CEO Esther Aguilera quoted in story on how McDonald's addressing its Latino workers' needs through its English Under the Arches initiative, a language-acquisition program tailored for franchise owners and their employees.

CHCI General Counsel Derek León Featured in Hispanic Executive Magazine  June 17

CHCI Partners with Telemundo's El Poder de Saber Education Initiative  June 13

CHCI Summer Internship Class Mentioned in National Press June 11

Wall Street Journal

Latino College Graduates: Don't Stop Now  June 6

The Huffington Post published an opinion editorial from Esther Aguilera addressed to recent graduates and encouraging them to engage in lifelong learning to elevate the Latino community.

Hispanic Business.com Covers CHCI Medallion Winners  May 31

CHCI Fellows and Interns Garner Press

Miss Sanchez Goes to Washington  Star-Herald.com  August 24
Download file Areli Arteaga and Brendali Diaz-Magana in Moscow-Pullman Daily-News  August 22
Yahaira Pérez Estudiante de UTEP concluye curso en el Hispanic Caucus  El Diario de El Paso  August 16
Estudiante Miosotis Soto completó internado en Washington  El Nuevo Dia  August 14
Download file Emory Student Goes to Washington on Senate Internship  August 8
Abel J. Ramos Taype featured in FIU News  August 2
Jacquelyne Vega in the Yuma Sun  July 27
Emma Lopez in the Miami Community Newspapers  July 26
David Luna Earns Prestigious Internship  Hobart and William Smith Colleges June 20
Daphne Delgado featured at UNC 2013 Gillings School of Global Public Health  June 6
Jennifer Castillo in Rumbo News (pg. 14)  June 1
Download file Alma Acosta Garcia in the Orange County Register  Orange County Excelsior (en Español) May 31
Diana Silva speakers to her Fellowship experience with CNN en Español  May 22
Livida Privado featured in Greer Today.com  May 21
Luis Zarco in the Lawndale News  (En EspañolMay 16
Tania Salazar Estudiante de East Hartford completa internship en Washington, DC  Identidad Latina  May 9
Michael Bueno featured in Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi article  April 24
FIU in D.C. Update April 19
CHCI interns featured in FIU School of International and Public Affairs article April 17
Emma V. Lopez, MS Env. ‘12, Lands Prestigious Fellowship  FIU Civil and Environmental Engineering April 4

CHCI 2007 Congressional Intern Keith Fernandez featured as one of the top "30 Under 30" in the Saint Peter's Blog   May 21

Media Mentions from Ready to Lead Miami  May 18

Univision's Carlos Calderon es un mentor e inspiración para los jóvenes hispanos
Miami Herald
Miami Dade College News

CHCI President & CEO Esther Aguilera Gives Commencement Address  May 16

Esther Aguilera provided commencement remarks to Georgetown University's Latino students and shared both her inspirational story and motivational remarks to get them ready to go out into the world as future leaders.  See her presentation here.

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

University Crossroads Photos and Univision Story (click on link)

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:

Educación de calidad asegura éxito  El Pregonero newspaper
La política de ‘cero tolerancia’ en escuelas  El Pregonero newspaper
Elinks Today

CHCI Alum Tomás Robles Published in Voxxi.com: Continuing the Legacy of Cesar Chavez  March 31

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:

Fox News Channel 2
The Monitor Newspaper
The Rio Grande Guardian
El Periodico U.S.A. (en Español)
My Harlingen News

CHCI Leans In para apoyar el desarrollo de las líderes latinas  Terra. com  March 11

CEO Esther Aguilera on Front Page of EventosVIPpass March Edition  March 1

CHCI Begins Accepting Applications for 2013 High School Leadership Program  Hispanically Speaking News  February 22

Univision PSAs Promote CHCI Programs  February 1, 2013

2012 Headlines
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

CHCI Alumni Association President Luis Campillo Featured on Voxxi.com  November 19

PG&E Currents Covers CHCI Ready to Lead Merced  November 16

Alum Abel Herrero Reclaims State Rep. Seat in Texas   November 7

CHCI Alum Jesse Ulibarri Elected as Colorado State Representative (in Spanish) November 6 

Univision Promotes CHCI Spring Internship Application  October 25

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

Cecilia Majors: Young Professional Latina Driven to be Successful  October 14

Hispanic Link featuring coverage of CHCI's 2012 HHM Events  October 4
Download file Hispanic Link 2012 CHCI HHM Coverage   

University of Scranton Student Wins Prestigious CHCI Scholarship   October 3

CHCI Alumnus Raul Magdaleno Featured in Dallas Publication

Serving a Higher Calling – Education poster boy won’t quit empowering Latinos  September 26

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 Advisory Council Member Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen featured in cubaencuentro.com
May 8

CHCI Alumnus Rita Rico Writes Blog for Huffington Post Latino Voices
Latino? Why Yes, Thank you
May 3

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:

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Medill News Service
Washington Monthly
Sierra Club Blog

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.

Historia de un sueño alcanzado

Univision Promotes CHCI Scholarship Program  April 6

Obama Plays Hard On and Off the Court

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.

El Columbiano

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. 

Hola Arkansas

Univision Radio

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.

Download file Univision Radio: Esther Aguilera on Dra. Isabel Show

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

Fall Congressional Internship Program

2011 Fall Congressional Intern Monica Arroyo of Puerto Rico was featured in a story in El Vocero de Puerto Rico on January 23.

Joven boricua entre los grandes del gobierno

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

MTV Tres
News 12 Brooklyn
North Jersey.com
Download file Salesian Youth Report