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CHCI 2017 Capitol Hill Policy Briefing Series

Join the CHCI 2016-17 Graduate Fellows for the CHCI 2017 Capitol Hill Policy Briefing Series during the month of May. Each fellow will organize and moderate a public policy roundtable discussion comprised of members of Congress, congressional staffers, public policy experts, and national leaders, tackling some of the most pertinent issues affecting the Latino community.


May 18, 2017 (Health Briefings)

The Affordable Care Act's Individual Health Insurance Market: What’s in it for Latinos?
Dirksen Senate Office Building – Ground Room 11
10:00 am – 11:15 am
Moderated by CHCI-DaVita Health Graduate Fellow Luis Arzaluz


Child Nutrition Reauthorization and Latino Childhood Obesity
Dirksen Senate Office Building – Ground Room 11
11:30 am – 12:45 pm
Moderated by CHCI-PepsiCo Foundation Nutritional Health Graduate Fellow Lanette Garcia


Mi Mente Mi Salud: The Rising Need of Mental Health Services and Awareness in Schools
Dirksen Senate Office Building – Ground Room 11
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Moderated by CHCI-PepsiCo Foundation Preventative Health Graduate Fellow Stephanie Pozuelos


May 22, 2017 (Education Briefings)

The Importance of College-Going Culture for Latinos Prior to High School
Rayburn House Office Building – Room 2043
10:00 am – 11:15 am
Moderated by CHCI Secondary Education Graduate Fellow Griselda Guevara-Cruz


Clearing the Path: Ensuring a Successful Transfer from a Two- to Four-Year Institution for Latino Students
Rayburn House Office Building – Room 2043
11:30 am – 12:45 pm
Moderated by CHCI-McDonald's Higher Education Graduate Fellow Mario Enriquez


The STEM Pipeline: Teacher Diversity and Preparation
Rayburn House Office Building– Room 2043
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Moderated by CHCI-Motorola Foundation STEM Education Graduate Fellow Jessenia Guerra


May 23, 2017 (Law, Housing, & Environment Briefings)

Unqualified Upon Reentry: Legal Protections against Discriminatory Hiring Practices & Criminal Convictions
Rayburn House Office Building – Room 2045
10:00 am – 11:15 am
Moderated by CHCI-PepsiCo Foundation Law Graduate Fellow Brenda Ayon-Verduzco


Promoting Latino Homeownership: A ‘Shared Equity’ Approach
Rayburn House Office Building– Room 2045
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Moderated by CHCI-Wells Fargo Housing Graduate Fellow Alia Fierro


Lifting the Burden: Leveraging Programs to Reduce Energy Costs in Low-Income Communitites
Rayburn House Office Building, – Room 2045
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Moderated by CHCI-Shell Energy Graduate Fellow Patricio Portillo