AMERICA FERRERA AND SYLVIA MENDEZ TO RECEIVE THE MEDALLION AWARD AT THE CONGRESSIONAL HISPANIC CAUCUS INSTITUTE (CHCI) 44TH ANNUAL AWARDS GALA
Washington, DC – August 09, 2021 - The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) has announced…
CHCI’s Chair Rep. Linda T. Sánchez and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan team up to address educational attainment for Latinos during the CHCI Public Policy Conference Education Luncheon. Working with the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, this luncheon will examine civil rights and equity in education, cultivate commitments from the corporate community, and look at where the community is headed.
CHCI will also present its 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award to CHCI Alumnus, Alejandra Ceja.
Rep. Linda T. Sánchez, CHCI Chair
Hon. Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education
Alejandra Ceja, Executive Director, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans
Randi Weingarten, President, AFT
Join CHCI Advisory Council member Rep. Pete Aguilar for an insightful conversation highlighting the current challenges and promising initiatives that address the needs of Latino students K-12. Panelists will discuss best practices and policy recommendations that contribute to the academic success of Latino students.
Ted Alejandre – Superintendent for Schools, San Bernardino County
Steve Colon – Vice President, Access to Opportunity, College Board
Maria Echaveste – Senior Fellow, UC Berkeley Center for Latin American Studies
John B. King, Jr. – Deputy Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education
Marty G. Meeden – Board Member, CTA
Joaquin Nuño-Whelan – Chief Engineer, Next Generation Full Size Truck- SUVs, General Motors Global Product Development
Tuesday, October 6
10:45 am -12:15 pm
Walter E. Washington Convention Center (East Overlook)
Join CHCI Board of Directors member Rep. Joaquin Castro and Advisory Council member Rep. Henry Cuellar for a timely discussion focusing on financial aid programs and ways to improve access for Latino students, who tend to come from families with lower income levels, and may lack awareness of financial aid resources. Panelists will discuss policy recommendations that improve the financial aid process and help Latino students and parents make sound decisions in paying for college.
Alejandra Ceja – Executive Director, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics
Diana Martinez – Director, Student Financial Aid, University of Texas San Antonio
Julie Peller – Director of Federal Policy, Lumina Foundation
Jamey Rorison, Ph.D. – Senior Research Analyst, Institute for Higher Education Policy
Wednesday, October 7
10:45 am -12:15 pm
Walter E. Washington Convention Center (Room 204B)