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2017 Board of Directors and Advisory Council  Retreat: Planning for Growth and Change

2017 Board of Directors and Advisory Council Retreat: Planning for Growth and Change

Apr 28, 2017

On April 21-23, CHCI hosted the 2017 Board of Directors and Advisory Council Strategic Planning Retreat in San Antonio, Texas.

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.

CHCI Pens Must-Read Op-Ed About Young Immigrants and DACA

CHCI Pens Must-Read Op-Ed About Young Immigrants and DACA

Jan 13, 2017

The Inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump is only days away. With this in mind, Domenika Lynch, President and CEO of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) wrote an op-ed regarding the future of President Obama's hallmark immigration policy — the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The opinion piece was published today by The Hill, a top political website.

Thank You for Attending the CHCI 2017 Swearing In Ceremony

Thank You for Attending the CHCI 2017 Swearing In Ceremony

Jan 12, 2017

On behalf of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, thank you for attending the Swearing-In Ceremony and Welcome Reception for the 115th Congress. It was a memorable, inspirational evening celebrating the largest class of Hispanic members in the most diverse Congress in the history of the United States!

CHCI Public Policy Fellow Diego Quiñones Shares His #YesWeCan Moment

CHCI Public Policy Fellow Diego Quiñones Shares His #YesWeCan Moment

Jan 9, 2017

CHCI - New York Life Public Policy Fellow, Diego Quiñones, shares his "Yes We Can" moment, when President Barack Obama called out his name from the CHCI 39th Annual Gala stage.

CHCI President & CEO Domenika Lynch Reflects on 2016

CHCI President & CEO Domenika Lynch Reflects on 2016

Dec 28, 2016

The end of the year has arrived; it is a time for reflection and recharge. For me, the last six months have felt like a whirlwind, the wind fast and furious – yet exhilarating and at times perplexing. And yet, the opportunity to lead CHCI has felt like a sacred obligation that I am honored to accept.