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With the support of founding sponsor State Farm®Southwest Airlines, the official airline of CHCI Leadership Programs; Macy’s, the official R2L NextGen wardrobe sponsor; and regional sponsors, CHCI hosted of two cohorts of R2L NextGen students during the summer of 2018. A record 100 high school students from thirteen different regions, including Puerto Rico, were selected to participate in the highly competitive program and developed a deeper understanding of their role as engaged citizens.

CHCI congratulates the 49 R2L NextGen participants who joined us in D.C. during the first week of the program, June 24-29, 2018, to learn about how the Federal Government works, the importance of being civically engaged, and how they can affect positive change in their communities. Each one of these high school students had a unique experience. Read the lasting impressions each one had from this life-changing week.

To meet the week two participants, please click here.


Marta Acosta
Maximiliano Becerra
Felipe Blandin
Jimena Calderon
Cesar Carlos, Jr.
Ricardo Cerrato
Sophia Collado
Areana Correa
Angelica Diaz
Diana Diaz
Sara Espada
Mirka Estrada
Ernesto Garcia
Angelica Gonzalez
Airam Gutierrez
Jose Hernandez
Ivania Herrera
Simonely Hidalgo
Raul Landeros
Ivan Larios
Valerie Lecomte
Annie Lopez
Diana Lugo
Joshua G. Mejias
Loretta Melendez
Ally Mendoza
Jennifer Mendoza
Esteban Molina
Kristie Montero
Manuel Moses Montes
Isaac Montoya
Jacqueline Ochoa
Jasmine Parras
Alvaro Perpuly
Osvaldo Ramirez
Anahy Rascon
Joelyan Rivera
Shayla Rodriguez
Jorge Ruiz
Diego Sanabria