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CHCI Says Farewell to 98 Latino Leaders During Summer Ceremony

CHCI President & CEO, Domenika Lynch

On July 14, CHCI said farewell to its 38 Summer Congressional Interns (CIP)/HEP CAMP Interns and 60 R2L NextGen students from across the country. These 98 future Latino leaders were treated to a dynamic ceremony in the Congressional Auditorium, featuring remarks from former CHCI Chair Rep. Rubén Hinojosa, and Reps. Tony Cárdenas, Michelle Lujan Grisham, and Sheila Jackson Lee.

CHCI President & CEO Domenika Lynch led the ceremony, which also featured remarks from D.C. Alumni Chapter President, Amilcar Guzman, who welcomed the graduating class into the rapidly growing network of CHCI Alumni. The program came to a close with inspiring farewell remarks from CHCI Summer Intern, Carlos Talamante, and R2L NextGen student, Britney Acevedo-Corona, who captivated the audience with a powerful message about our place in this country.

CHCI Summer Programs Graduating Class

It has been an honor to host such a talented group of aspiring Latino leaders. With each graduating class, we propel the dreams and aspirations of the young people we serve, ensuring that we continue to educate, empower and connect our nation’s Latino youth. Click here to view the album.

2016 CHCI Summer Congressional Internship Program Mission Partners:

The 2016 CHCI Summer Congressional Intern program was made possible with support from Toyota (Title Sponsor of CHCI Summer Congressional Internship Program), Comcast FoundationCharter CommunicationsThe Gilbert and Jacki Cisneros FoundationDario MarquezNational Association of BroadcastersPrudential Financial, Inc.Chevron College of Southern NevadaUnited Health FoundationMarathon Oil CorporationUPS FoundationNational HEP Camp AssociationSouthwest Airlines(Official Airline Partner of CHCI’s Leadership Development Programs), The George Washington University (Housing Partner for the Summer Internship Program).

2016 CHCI R2L NextGen Program Mission Partners:

The 2016 CHCI R2L NextGen program was made possible with support from State Farm® (Founding Sponsor of CHCI’s R2L NextGen), Ford Motor Company FundSouthwest Airlines (Official Airline of CHCI’s Leadership Programs), Macy’s (Official Wardrobe Sponsor of the 2016 R2L NextGen Program), Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc., and Univision. Additional regional support provided by Centene CorporationThe California EndowmentAmgenWal-mart Puerto RicoPG&E, and The Carlos Pacanins-Machado Memorial Fund.