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R2L NextGen

Your Next Adventure? R2L® NextGen

Have you ever dreamed of visiting our nation’s capital and learning about how our government works? CHCI has an all-expense paid leadership experience designed just for Latino high school students. Spend a week exploring Washington, D.C., while creating lasting friendships and wonderful memories. Participate in R2L® NextGen and make this a summer to remember!

Realize Your Voice Matters

As young Latinos, you may think your voice isn’t important or can’t be heard, especially if you live far away from Washington, D.C. We challenge this belief during CHCI’s R2L® NextGen program. You will talk to Latino leaders who value your ideas and opinions and will motivate you to get involved in your community to make sure your important voice is heard.

Spark Your Passion for Civic Engagement

Through the various interactive learning opportunities, you will better understand some of the top issues that face the Latino community. You will learn how you can be leaders of change in your community. You will also be inspired by the success stories of the speakers you will meet—including many CHCI Alumni—who have dedicated their lives to creating a better world for us all.

Explore Our Nation’s Capital

Like our culture, our country has a rich history. During your stay, you will participate in study visits at historic sites, embassies, and museums, including the Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Smithsonian Air & Space Museum, and Capitol Hill, to expand your knowledge in these areas.

Meet Other Emerging Latino Leaders

During R2L® NextGen, you will be joined by Latino high school students from across the country. By spending a week together, you’ll make a lot of great new friends. Plus, you’ll meet successful Latino leaders, CHCI Alumni and staff, some of whom may be references for college applications and future jobs!

This year, CHCI is excited to announce that we will be hosting two classes of R2L NextGen participants. The two programs will take place June 24-29, 2018 and July 15-20, 2018. Currently, we are accepting applications from students in the following areas. Please review the information below to see which week which corresponds to your region.

Phoenix

Applications due Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time/8:59 pm Mountain Time.

Arizona students will participate in the program during the week of June 24-29, 2018.

In order to be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Reside in Maricopa County
  • Be a current 10th or 11th grade student
  • Demonstrate interest in learning more about civic engagement

While we do require applicants share their grades and a copy of their transcript, there is no minimum GPA requirement to apply.

All individuals are welcome to apply. However, preference is given to individuals with financial need.

Interested in applying? Visit apply.chci.org and complete the application named R2L NextGen – Arizona: Maricopa County.

NOTE: Towns and cities in Maricopa County include Apache Junction, Avondale, Buckeye, Carefree, Cave Creek, Chandler, El Mirage, Fountain Hills, Gila Bend, Gilbert, Glendale, Goodyear, Guadalupe, Litchfield Park, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Peoria, Phoenix, Queen Creek, Scottsdale, Sun City, Sun City West, Surprise, Tempe, Tolleson, Wickenburg, and Youngtown.

Coachella Valley

Applications due Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time/8:59 pm Mountain Time.

California students will participate in the program during the week of June 24-29, 2018.

In order to be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Reside in Imperial County or Riverside County
  • Be a current 10th or 11th grade student
  • Demonstrate interest in learning more about civic engagement

While we do require applicants share their grades and a copy of their transcript, there is no minimum GPA requirement to apply.

All individuals are welcome to apply. However, preference is given to individuals with financial need.

Interested in applying? Visit apply.chci.org and complete the application named R2L NextGen – California: Riverside County.

NOTE: Towns and cities in Riverside County include Aguanga, Anza, Banning, Beaumont, Blythe, Cabazon, Calimesa, Cathedral City, Coachella, Corona, Desert Center, Desert Hot Springs, Hemet, Homeland, Idyllwild, Indian Wells, Indio, La Quinta, Lake Elsinore, Mecca, Menifee, Mira Loma, Moreno Valley, Mountain Center, Murrieta, Norco, North Palm Springs, Nuevo, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Perris, Quail Valley, Rancho Mirage, Riverside, San Jacinto, Sun City, Temecula, Thermal, Thousand Palms, Whitewater, Wildomar, and Winchester.

San Diego

Applications due Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time/8:59 pm Mountain Time.

California students will participate in the program during the week of July 15-20, 2018.

In order to be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Reside in Imperial County or San Diego County
  • Be a current 10th or 11th grade student
  • Demonstrate interest in learning more about civic engagement

While we do require applicants share their grades and a copy of their transcript, there is no minimum GPA requirement to apply.

All individuals are welcome to apply. However, preference is given to individuals with financial need.

Interested in applying? Visit apply.chci.org and complete the application named R2L NextGen – California: Imperial County, San Diego County.

NOTE: Towns and cities in Imperial County and San Diego County include Alpine, Bard, Bonita, Bonsall, Borrego Springs, Boulevard, Brawley, Calexico, Calipatria, Camp Pendleton, Campo, Cardiff By The Sea, Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Coronado, Del Mar, Descanso, Dulzura, El Cajon, El Centro, Encinitas, Escondido, Fallbrook, Guatay, Heber, Holtville, Imperial, Imperial Beach, Jacumba, Jamul, Julian, La Jolla, La Mesa, Lakeside, Lemon Grove, Mount Laguna, National City, Niland, Oceanside, Ocotillo, Pala, Palo Verde, Palomar Mountain, Pauma Valley, Pine Valley, Potrero, Poway, Ramona, Ranchita, Rancho Santa Fe, Salton City, San Diego, San Luis Rey, San Marcos, San Ysidro, Santa Ysabel, Santee, Seeley, Solana Beach, Spring Valley, Tecate, Valley Center, Vista, Warner Springs, Westmorland,  and Winterhaven.

Central Valley

Applications are due Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time/8:59 pm Pacific Time.

Participants from California will be selected for either the week of June 24-29, 2018 OR July 15-20, 2018. 

To be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Reside in Los Angeles or Orange County
  • Be a current 10th or 11th grade student
  • Demonstrate interest in learning more about civic engagement

While we do require applicants share their grades and a copy of their transcript, there is no minimum GPA requirement to apply.

All individuals are welcome to apply. However, preference is given to individuals with financial need.

Interested in applying? Visit apply.chci.org and complete the application named R2L NextGen – California: Orange County, Los Angeles County.

NOTE: Town and cities in Los Angeles County and Orange County include Acton, Agoura Hills, Alhambra, Aliso Viejo, Altadena, Anaheim, Arcadia, Artesia, Avalon, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Bell Gardens, Bellflower, Beverly Hills, Brea, Buena Park, Burbank, Calabasas, Canoga Park, Canyon Country, Capistrano Beach, Carson, Castaic, Cerritos, Chatsworth, Claremont, Compton, Corona Del Mar, Costa Mesa, Covina, Culver City, Cypress, Dana Point, Diamond Bar, Downey, Duarte, El Monte, El Segundo, Encino, Foothill Ranch, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Gardena, Glendale, Glendora, Granada Hills, Hacienda Heights, Harbor City, Hawaiian Gardens, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Huntington Park, Inglewood, Irvine, La Canada Flintridge, La Crescenta, La Habra, La Mirada, La Palma, La Puente, La Verne, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Lake Hughes, Lakewood, Lancaster, Lawndale, Littlerock, Llano, Lomita, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Los Angeles, Lynwood, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Marina Del Rey, Maywood, Midway City, Mission Hills, Mission Viejo, Monrovia, Montebello, Monterey Park, Montrose, Mount Wilson, Newhall, Newport Beach, Newport Coast, North Hills, North Hollywood, Northridge, Norwalk, Orange, Pacific Palisades, Pacoima, Palmdale, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Panorama City, Paramount, Pasadena, Pearblossom, Pico Rivera, Placentia, Playa Del Rey, Playa Vista, Pomona, Porter Ranch, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rancho Santa Margarita, Redondo Beach, Reseda, Rosemead, Rowland Heights, San Clemente, San Dimas, San Fernando, San Gabriel, San Juan Capistrano, San Marino, San Pedro, Santa Ana, Santa Clarita, Santa Fe Springs, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Sherman Oaks, Sierra Madre, Signal Hill, Silverado, South El Monte, South Gate, South Pasadena, Stanton, Stevenson Ranch, Studio City, Sun Valley, Sunland, Sunset Beach, Surfside, Sylmar, Tarzana, Temple City, Topanga, Torrance, Trabuco Canyon, Tujunga, Tustin, Valencia, Valley Village, Valyermo, Van Nuys, Venice, Verdugo City, Villa Park, Walnut, West Covina, West Hills, West Hollywood, Westminster, Whittier, Wilmington, Winnetka, Woodland Hills, and Yorba Linda.

San Jose

Applications are due Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time/ 8:59 pm Pacific Time.

Participants from California will be selected for either the week of June 24-29, 2018 OR July 15-20, 2018. 

To be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Reside in Santa Clara County
  • Be a current 10th or 11th grade student
  • Demonstrate interest in learning more about civic engagement

While we do require applicants share their grades and a copy of their transcript, there is no minimum GPA requirement to apply.

All individuals are welcome to apply. However, preference is given to individuals with financial need.

Interested in applying? Visit apply.chci.org and complete the application named R2L NextGen – California: Santa Clara County.

NOTE: Town and cities in Santa Clara County include Alviso, Campbell, Coyote, Cupertino, Gilroy, Holy City, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Morgan Hill, Mount Hamilton, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Redwood Estates, San Jose, San Martin, Santa Clara, Saratoga, Stanford, and Sunnyvale.

Washington DC

Applications are due Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST.

Washington, D.C. metro area students will participate in the program during the week of July 15-20, 2018.

In order to be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Reside in the District of Columbia; Montgomery or Prince George’s county in Maryland; or in Alexandria City, Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William county in Virginia.
  • Be a current 10th or 11th grade student
  • Demonstrate interest in learning more about civic engagement

While we do require applicants share their grades and a copy of their transcript, there is no minimum GPA requirement to apply.

All individuals are welcome to apply. However, preference is given to individuals with financial need.

Interested in applying? Visit apply.chci.org and complete the application named R2L NextGen District of Columbia: Washington Metropolitan Area.

South Florida

Applications are due Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

Participants from Florida will be selected for either the week of June 24-29, 2018 OR July 15-20, 2018. 

To be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Reside in Broward County or Miami-Dade County
  • Be a current 10th or 11th grade student
  • Demonstrate interest in learning more about civic engagement

While we do require applicants share their grades and a copy of their transcript, there is no minimum GPA requirement to apply.

All individuals are welcome to apply. However, preference is given to individuals with financial need.

Interested in applying? Visit apply.chci.org and complete the application named R2L NextGen – Florida: Broward County, Miami-Dade County.

South Florida

Applications are due Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

Participants from Florida will be selected for either the week of June 24-29, 2018 OR July 15-20, 2018. 

To be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Reside in Orange County or Osceola County
  • Be a current 10th or 11th grade student
  • Demonstrate interest in learning more about civic engagement

While we do require applicants share their grades and a copy of their transcript, there is no minimum GPA requirement to apply.

All individuals are welcome to apply. However, preference is given to individuals with financial need.

Interested in applying? Visit apply.chci.org and complete the application named R2L NextGen – Florida: Orange County, Osceola County.

Atlanta

Applications due Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

Georgia students will participate in the program during the week of June 24-29, 2018.

In order to be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Reside in Cobb County, DeKalb County, Fulton County, or Gwinnet County
  • Be a current 10th or 11th grade student
  • Demonstrate interest in learning more about civic engagement

While we do require applicants share their grades and a copy of their transcript, there is no minimum GPA requirement to apply.

All individuals are welcome to apply. However, preference is given to individuals with financial need.

Interested in applying? Visit apply.chci.org and complete the application named R2L NextGen – Georgia: Cobb County, Gwinnet County.

Chicago

Applications are due Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time/ 10:59 pm Central Time.

Participants from Illinois will be selected for either the week of June 24-29, 2018 OR July 15-20, 2018. 

To be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Reside in Cook County
  • Be a current 10th or 11th grade student
  • Demonstrate interest in learning more about civic engagement

While we do require applicants share their grades and a copy of their transcript, there is no minimum GPA requirement to apply.

All individuals are welcome to apply. However, preference is given to individuals with financial need.

Interested in applying? Visit apply.chci.org and complete the application named R2L NextGen – Illinois: Cook County.

Kansas City

Applications are due on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 11:59 pm  Eastern Time/10:59 pm Central Time.

Kansas students will participate in the program during the week of June 24-29, 2018.

In order to be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Reside in Cass County, Jackson County, Johnson County, Platte County, or Wyandotte County
  • Be a current 10th or 11th grade student
  • Demonstrate interest in learning more about civic engagement.

While we do require applicants share their grades and a copy of their transcript, there is no minimum GPA requirement to apply.

All individuals are welcome to apply. However, preference is given to individuals with financial need.

Interested in applying? Visit apply.chci.org and complete the application named R2L NextGen – Kansas & Missouri: Cass County, Jackson County, Johnson County, Platte County, or Wyandotte County.

Kansas City

Applications are due on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 11:59 pm  Eastern Time/10:59 pm Central Time.

Michigan students will participate in the program during the week of July 15-20, 2018.

In order to be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Reside in Wayne County
  • Be a current 10th or 11th grade student
  • Demonstrate interest in learning more about civic engagement.

While we do require applicants share their grades and a copy of their transcript, there is no minimum GPA requirement to apply.

All individuals are welcome to apply. However, preference is given to individuals with financial need.

Interested in applying? Visit apply.chci.org and complete the application named R2L NextGen – Michigan: Wayne County.

New Jersey

Applications due Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

New Jersey students will participate in the program during the week of July 15-20, 2018.

In order to be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Reside in Essex County, Hudson County, or Passaic County
  • Be a current 10th or 11th grade student
  • Demonstrate interest in learning more about civic engagement

While we do require applicants share their grades and a copy of their transcript, there is no minimum GPA requirement to apply.

All individuals are welcome to apply. However, preference is given to individuals with financial need.

Interested in applying? Visit apply.chci.org and complete the application named R2L NextGen – New Jersey: Essex County, Hudson County, Passaic County.

New York

Applications due Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 11:59 pm Eastern  Time.

New York students will participate in the program during the week of July 15-20, 2018.

In order to be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Reside in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, or Staten Island.
  • Be a current 10th or 11th grade student
  • Demonstrate interest in learning more about civic engagement

While we do require applicants share their grades and a copy of their transcript, there is no minimum GPA requirement to apply.

All individuals are welcome to apply. However, preference is given to individuals with financial need.

Interested in applying? Visit apply.chci.org and complete the application named R2L NextGen – New York: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, or Staten Island.

Puerto Rico

Applications are due Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

Participants from Puerto Rico will be selected for either the week of June 24-29, 2018 OR July 15-20, 2018. 

To be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Reside in Puerto Rico
  • Be a current 10th or 11th grade student
  • Demonstrate interest in learning more about civic engagement

While we do require applicants share their grades and a copy of their transcript, there is no minimum GPA requirement to apply.

All individuals are welcome to apply. However, preference is given to individuals with financial need.

Interested in applying? Visit apply.chci.org and complete the application named R2L NextGen – Puerto Rico.

Dallas

Applications are due Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time/10:59 pm Central Time.

Participants from Texas will be selected for the week of July 15-20, 2018. 

In order to be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Reside in Bexar County
  • Be a current 10th or 11th grade student
  • Demonstrate interest in learning more about civic engagement

While we do require applicants share their grades and a copy of their transcript, there is no minimum GPA requirement to apply.

All individuals are welcome to apply. However, preference is given to individuals with financial need.

Interested in applying? Visit apply.chci.org and complete the application named R2L NextGen – Texas: Bexar County.

Dallas

Applications are due Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time/10:59 pm Central Time.

Participants from Texas will be selected for either the week of June 24-29, 2018 OR July 15-20, 2018. 

In order to be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Reside in Dallas County or Tarrant County
  • Be a current 10th or 11th grade student
  • Demonstrate interest in learning more about civic engagement

While we do require applicants share their grades and a copy of their transcript, there is no minimum GPA requirement to apply.

All individuals are welcome to apply. However, preference is given to individuals with financial need.

Interested in applying? Visit apply.chci.org and complete the application named R2L NextGen – Texas: Dallas County, Tarrant County.

R2L Regions

Start Preparing for College

Applying for R2L® NextGen is great practice for your future college applications! We ask for much of the same information you will need to begin applying to schools—basic personal information, three short essays, a copy of your high school transcript, a personal recommendation, and a résumé.

Join Us in Washington, D.C.

Don’t miss this incredible experience! It’s the perfect blend of classroom learning, team building, educational sightseeing, and fun. Read our FAQs, contact programs@chci.org to learn details about this fun, week-long experience for Latino high school students.

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