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THOUGHT LEADERS

The Virtual Leadership Institute, also called VLI, is an online resource, forum and information-sharing hub to connect members from the Latino community. Key pillars of this program are our Thought Leaders—individuals who have made a large impact on our mission and have contributed to our success. This page highlights a few of our notable members and their accomplishments.

NOTABLE MEMBERS

Vivian Nunez
Vivian Nunez

Vivian Nunez is the founder of Too Damn Young, an online community and resource for teenagers and young adults who have lost loved ones. Through essays and stories, she shares her own and other young adults’ experiences of loss and…

OSCAR ALVAREZ
OSCAR ALVAREZ
A proud immigrant from Mexico, turning his Congressional internship dream into reality.
AMILCAR GUZMAN
AMILCAR GUZMAN
As an advocate, researcher and educator, see how this role model is shaping his organization.
ALEJANDRA CASTILLO
ALEJANDRA CASTILLO
Learn about YWCA's new CEO shares her vision as a Latina leader of influence.
JORGE CASIMIRO
JORGE CASIMIRO
See how an introvert born to immigrant parents from Cuba found his voice.
Jazmin Garcia
Jazmin Garcia
Jazmin Garcia serves as the Manager of Fellowship Programs at CHCI.

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HYUNDAI "DRIVER OF DREAMS"

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) and Hyundai Motor America share a commitment to investing in and empowering future generations of Latino youth to assume the leadership roles of tomorrow. The CHCI-Hyundai Virtual Leadership Institute (VLI) is the embodiment of this joint vision and furtherance of CHCI’s mission to Developing the Next Generation of Latino Leaders®.

“The VLI by CHCI serves as a story telling platform between communities across the country and the world. It allows CHCI to expand its reach to underserved parts of the country by providing its program participants and community leaders a platform to share their stories, providing an insider’s view to the D.C. experience, civic engagement, public policy, and leadership in the 21st century.”

– ZAFAR BROOKS, DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY