Thousands from around the country and across the globe gathered in Washington, D.C. for the nation’s premier events commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month—CHCI’s Public Policy Conference, Reyes of Comedy, and Annual Awards Gala. For nearly 40 years, CHCI has achieved its mission of Developing the Next Generation of Latino Leaders® through our three pillars of success: EDUCATE, EMPOWER, and CONNECT. The year’s theme – Powering Growth and Influence – addressed the integral role that Latinos play in shaping our nation’s future.
Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) is celebrated every year in the United States from September 15 to October 15. To commemorate this important annual celebration of the Latino community, CHCI convenes more than 4,000 attendees from across the country at events held in Washington, D.C. Our 2015 HHM events will be held October 6-8 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
Several of CHCI’s Hispanic Heritage Month events, including the 38th Annual Awards Gala with special guests President Barack Obama and entertainment finale La Santa Cecilia, were recorded live thanks to the generous support of Hyundai. Watch Now
All proceeds from CHCI’s Hispanic Heritage Month events benefit our award-winning and nationally acclaimed programs—Ready to Lead, scholarships, internships, and fellowships—that not only transform the lives of the participants, but also create pathways to success that profoundly increase the contributions Latino youth make to their families, communities, and our society.
The Public Policy Conference examines critical policy areas affecting the Latino community and the nation, such as employment and job creation, education, healthcare, immigration, international relations, housing, energy and the green economy, and technology. The Conference draws over 2,000 attendees, including national leaders, elected officials, corporate executives, community activists, educators, entertainers, and media personalities.
For 15 years, CHCI has celebrated the humorous side of the Latino culture and its many contributions to our great country. Reyes of Comedy provides a light-hearted night for all of CHCI’s supporters, board and advisory council members, program participants, and alumni to enjoy while raising critical funds for our mission.
CHCI’s Annual Awards Gala is the largest and most prestigious gathering in the Hispanic community bringing together 2,500 guests from across the country including Cabinet Secretaries, Members of Congress, celebrities, corporate executives, and nonprofit leaders. All Gala Events require a donation (via our registration page) or invitation to gain admission.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), a nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization, provides leadership development programs and educational services to students and young emerging leaders. The CHCI Board of Directors is comprised of Hispanic members of Congress, nonprofit, union, and corporate leaders. CHCI does not attempt to influence legislation and does not employ or retain lobbyists.
The views or opinions of awardees, speakers, or guests throughout CHCI's Hispanic Heritage Month events do not reflect the views or policies of CHCI.
Learn more at www.chci.org.
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