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 Congressional Attendees Confirm for CHCI’s 2017 Leadership Conference and 40th Anniversary Awards Gala

Congressional Attendees Confirm for CHCI’s 2017 Leadership Conference and 40th Anniversary Awards Gala

Jun 21, 2017

Look who’s coming! Congressional Attendees Confirm for CHCI’s 2017 Leadership Conference and 40th Anniversary Awards Gala

CHCI Honors Norman Lear with its Inaugural Pioneer Award

CHCI Honors Norman Lear with its Inaugural Pioneer Award

Jun 12, 2017

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) hosted a Memorial Tribute honoring the legendary life of former New York Congressman and CHCI co-founder, Robert Garcia. Congressman Robert Garcia’s career as a public servant was dedicated to justice and advocating for marginalized communities. He used his leadership skills and political talent to strengthen Latino influence in Congress and fight for issues important to the Latino community.

My Journey to Harvard: My Parents' Sacrifice

My Journey to Harvard: My Parents' Sacrifice

May 10, 2017

In a blog post titled ‘My Journey to Harvard: My Parent’s Sacrifice,’ CHCI Fellow David Perez reflects on the profound ways his parents have influenced his life and values. He attributes his accomplishments to his parents.

Brenda Ayon Verduzco: Latina. Lawyer. DREAMer.

Brenda Ayon Verduzco: Latina. Lawyer. DREAMer.

May 10, 2017

CHCI Graduate Fellow, Brenda Ayon Verduzco reflects about her journey to becoming a latina in the field of law, passing the bar, and what it all means to her.

CHCI Receives 2017 Community Partner Of The Year Award from the Hispanic Scholarship Fund

CHCI Receives 2017 Community Partner Of The Year Award from the Hispanic Scholarship Fund

May 3, 2017

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute is proud to receive the 2017 Hispanic Scholarship Fund Community Partner of the Year Award.

CHCI Alumni Association Hosts Leadership Retreat in Washington, D.C.

CHCI Alumni Association Hosts Leadership Retreat in Washington, D.C.

Apr 7, 2017

On March 17-18, the CHCI Alumni Association convened its regional volunteer leaders - representing 11 chapters nationwide - for its annual leadership retreat in Washington, DC.

South Florida Congressman Carlos Curbelo Joins CHCI Advisory Council

South Florida Congressman Carlos Curbelo Joins CHCI Advisory Council

Apr 3, 2017

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) today announced that Congressman Carlos Curbelo, who represents Florida’s 26th district, will join the organization’s Advisory Council.

Mark Your Calendars for CHCI’s 2017 Landmark Events

Mark Your Calendars for CHCI’s 2017 Landmark Events

Mar 31, 2017

You’re invited to join thousands of influential leaders from the public, private and nonprofit sectors at the 2017 CHCI Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C.

CHCI Celebrates the Life of Congressman Robert Garcia

CHCI Celebrates the Life of Congressman Robert Garcia

Mar 30, 2017

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) hosted a Memorial Tribute honoring the legendary life of former New York Congressman and CHCI co-founder, Robert Garcia. Congressman Robert Garcia’s career as a public servant was dedicated to justice and advocating for marginalized communities. He used his leadership skills and political talent to strengthen Latino influence in Congress and fight for issues important to the Latino community.

CHCI Op-Ed: A Nation Built on Dreams

CHCI Op-Ed: A Nation Built on Dreams

Mar 14, 2017

In 1776, our immigrant nation declared itself free from England and avowed on parchment that all Americans have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Nearly 100 years later, the Statue of Liberty arrived in the Hudson River, a gift of the admiring French, and this physical representation of our welcoming immigrant nation stood sentry to gloriously greet millions of dreamers to Ellis Island.

CHCI Mourns the Passing of Congressman Eligio “Kika” de la Garza

CHCI Mourns the Passing of Congressman Eligio “Kika” de la Garza

Mar 14, 2017

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) extends condolences to the friends and family of co-founder Congressman Eligio “Kika” de la Garza, who passed away on March 13, 2017.

CHCI and Hispanic Heritage Foundation Announce Partnership to Promote Education and Leadership Programs

CHCI and Hispanic Heritage Foundation Announce Partnership to Promote Education and Leadership Programs

Mar 13, 2017

In an effort to guarantee Latino youth across the country benefit from access to one another’s educational opportunities and leadership programs, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) announced a partnership to ensure deserving students have the knowledge and resources to assist them to obtain educational grants and support services.

CHCI and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Announce Partnership to Ensure Latino Youth Benefit from Programs and Scholarships

CHCI and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Announce Partnership to Ensure Latino Youth Benefit from Programs and Scholarships

Feb 27, 2017

In an effort to guarantee Latino youth across the country benefit from access to one another’s educational opportunities and leadership programs, CHCI and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund announced a partnership to ensure deserving students have the knowledge and resources to assist them to obtain scholarships and support services.

CHCI: A Path to a Rewarding and Deeply Personal Career

CHCI: A Path to a Rewarding and Deeply Personal Career

Feb 22, 2017

The morning we arrived at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Newark, New Jersey, the line stretched around the block. I was 11 years old, the son of Cuban immigrants and the grandson of a former political prisoner who had sought refuge in the United States—part of the first generation of my family born in this country. Despite my young age, out of a sense of duty motivated by my passion for American history and civics, I had made it my mission to help my elderly grandparents prepare for their citizenship exam. That morning, I accompanied my grandparents to their exam and remember anxiously awaiting the results. After what seemed like an eternity, my grandparents emerged triumphantly; big smiles across their faces. Later that afternoon, as I watched my grandparents sworn in as American citizens, I felt an overwhelming sense of pride and accomplishment.

Former CHCI Chair Charles A. Gonzalez and CHCI Vice Chair Cristina Antelo Were Honored at the USHLI National Conference

Former CHCI Chair Charles A. Gonzalez and CHCI Vice Chair Cristina Antelo Were Honored at the USHLI National Conference

Feb 16, 2017

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) congratulates former Chair, the Honorable Charlez A. Gonzales and current Vice Chair Cristina Antelo, who were recognized during the 35th Annual USHLI National Conference for their outstanding service to the Latino community.

CHCI Welcomes the Arrival of its Spring 2017 Congressional Interns
Happy Valentine’s Day from the CHCI Family!

Happy Valentine’s Day from the CHCI Family!

Feb 13, 2017

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) and its Alumni Association (CHCI-AA) are excited to recognize CHCI Alumni couple Cristela Solorio Ruiz and Jazmin Garcia.

Congratulations to CHCI Board Member Rudy Beserra on His New Role as Chairman of the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce

Congratulations to CHCI Board Member Rudy Beserra on His New Role as Chairman of the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce

Feb 6, 2017

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) congratulates Board Member and longtime CHCI patron Rudy Beserra on his new role as the 42nd Chairman of the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce! Rudy Beserra has formed an integral part of CHCI’s history since it was founded in 1978 and we are excited to see his energy and commitment as he leads the Albuquerque Hispanic business community.

CHCI Announces New Board Members and Officers

CHCI Announces New Board Members and Officers

Feb 3, 2017

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) today announced the new members of its Board of Directors and Advisory Council, as well as the full slate of officers for 2017-2018. Congressman Joaquin Castro will assume the role of CHCI’s new Chair.

CHCI Mourns the Passing of Congressman Robert Garcia

CHCI Mourns the Passing of Congressman Robert Garcia

Jan 26, 2017

It is with a heavy heart that the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) says farewell to former New York Congressman and CHCI co-founder, Congressman Robert Garcia.