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Brenda Ayon Verduzco: Latina. Lawyer. DREAMer.

At seventeen years old I told two complete strangers, and my soon to be sponsors, that I had a dream to someday become an attorney – not just for “my people,” but also for the possibility of fighting for justice everywhere. “My people” was in reference to the millions of…

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My Journey to Harvard: My Parents’ Sacrifice

David Perez: CHCI-Google Public Policy Fellow A few weeks ago I did something that, growing up, I never imagined would happen – I mailed my mother, Beatriz, and my father, Jesus, acceptance letters to both Harvard Business School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government where I will begin my…

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CHCI Alumni Association Hosts Leadership Retreat in Washington, D.C.

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. The Alumni retreat weekend opened with a Welcome Reception at Sonoma Restaurant, Washington, DC, bringing together local CHCI alumni and other Latino young professionals…

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South Florida Congressman Carlos Curbelo Joins CHCI Advisory Council

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. “We are proud to welcome Congressman Carlos Curbelo to CHCI’s Advisory Council and we are excited that he will join us in our mission to empower young…

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Mark Your Calendars for CHCI’s 2017 Landmark Events

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. The three-day Leadership Conference will convene innovators and change makers to address the critical issues Latinos, and all Americans, face in today’s political and economic environment.…

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CHCI Celebrates the Life of Congressman Robert Garcia

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…

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CHCI Op-Ed: A Nation Built on Dreams

By Domenika Lynch Originally published on Latina Style Magazine 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…

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