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The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is the premier nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to developing the next generation of Latino leaders.

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What we do

CHCI brings together an unmatched network of community leaders—along with our top-tier, transformative programming—to build a pipeline of Latino talent ready to shake up local communities, the halls of Congress, and corporate boardrooms. CHCI also convenes young professionals, Members of Congress and other public officials, corporate executives, nonprofit advocates, and thought leaders to discuss issues facing the Latino community and the nation.

Our History

In 1976, five Hispanic members of Congress—Herman Badillo (NY), Baltasar Corrada (PR), E. “Kika” de la Garza (TX), Henry B. Gonzalez (TX), and Edward Roybal (CA)—came together to organize the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC). Their goal was to use legislative and executive action to help ensure that the needs of Hispanic people in the United States were being met.

In 1978, four members of the CHC, Representatives Edward Roybal, E. “Kika” de la Garza, Robert “Bobby” Garcia (PR), and Baltasar Corrada established a nonprofit organization designed to serve as an educational institute for the Hispanic community. In October 1981, federal regulations mandated that fundraising activities be removed from government premises. The decision was made to maintain a legislative Caucus on Capitol Hill, known to this day as the CHC and to move the nonprofit organization off the Hill. That is where the name Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) was born.

For more than 40 years, CHCI has been keeping the founders’ promise by breaking down barriers and giving young Latinos the tools and opportunities they need to thrive on and off Capitol Hill.



The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is governed by its Board of Directors and is supported by an Advisory Council composed of Hispanic members of Congress, nonprofit, union, and corporate leaders. Together, they form the leadership of the organization, entrusted with and accountable for the strategic vision and direction of CHCI.

2021 Annual Report

2020 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report

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