Washington D.C. – April 23, 2019. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) and the University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy have partnered to provide emerging Latinx leaders with access to a new model of public policy education explicitly committed to teaching leadership and generating new knowledge to solve the world’s most difficult public policy challenges.
The partnership between CHCI and the Frank Batten School advances a diverse and inclusive leadership pipeline by providing CHCI alumni with application fee waivers and a minimum guaranteed fellowship if accepted into the Batten School’s Master’s of Public Policy program. The Batten School will also engage with prospective CHCI alumni applicants each year, providing those interested the chance to connect with Batten students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
“The Batten School and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute were both created to educate and train the next generation of policy leaders,” said Jeff Chidester, Batten Executive Director of External Affairs. “CHCI’s leadership development programs are second to none, and we hope this partnership will attract emerging Latino leaders into our MPP programs.”
“CHCI is proud to partner with the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy to provide CHCI alumni much needed financial support to advance their education, deepen their public policy knowledge and become future policy influencers. Together, we will develop the next generation of leaders who will have a transformative and lasting impact on the Latino community and our nation.” said Domenika Lynch, CHCI President and CEO.
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About the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
The University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy is authoring a new model of public policy education. Of the 250-plus schools of public policy and administration in the U.S., the Batten School has the distinction of being the only one explicitly committed to teaching leadership—how it works, why context matters in decision-making and which actions lead to tangible results. The School’s programs inspire students to act vigorously, effectively and ethically on behalf of the common good. Learn more at www.batten.virginia.edu.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), is the premier Hispanic nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) leadership development organization in the country that educates, empowers, and connects Latino youth by providing leadership development programs and educational services. The nonprofit was established in 1978, by Hispanic Members of Congress to ensure a diverse and inclusive leadership pipeline, and is comprised of Hispanic/Latino Members of Congress, nonprofit leaders, and corporate executives guiding the Institute’s mission forward. CHCI directly impacts the lives of more than 1,800 students and young professionals each year through its convenings, fellowships, congressional internships, and R2L NextGen high school program. For more information or to get involved, visit CHCI.org and follow @CHCI on social media.