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CHCI Welcomes 29 Congressional Summer Interns to Washington, D.C.

Earlier this month, CHCI welcomed its 2017 Summer Congressional Internship class. Twenty-nine undergraduate students traveled from 16 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to take part in the nationally recognized CHCI Congressional Internship Program (CIP). Through the CIP, CHCI exposes talented young Latinos to the inner-workings of Congress, while preparing…

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CHCI Announces Student Rates for 2017 Leadership Conference

  ENGAGE WITH NATIONAL LATINO LEADERS. NETWORK WITH POWERFUL DECISION MAKERS. CREATE CHANGE IN YOUR COMMUNITY. Join us at CHCI’s 2017 Leadership Conference and Make it HappenREGISTER NOW JOIN THE CONVERSATION!Share Your Voice in These and Other Great SummitsEconomic Inclusion & Wealth Building for Millennials: Addressing the Tensions Between Student…

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CHCI Honors Norman Lear with its Inaugural Pioneer Award

  On Friday, June 2nd, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) awarded its inaugural “Pioneer Award” to television trailblazer Norman Lear at the City Club in downtown Los Angeles recognizing his commitment and contributions to diversity and inclusion in American television. CHCI is proud to honor an American Icon, and…

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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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