Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute and Hispanic Heritage Foundation Announce
Partnership to Promote Education and Leadership Programs
Washington, D.C. March 13, 2017 – In an effort to guarantee Latino youth across the country benefit from access to one another’s educational opportunities and leadership programs, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) announced a partnership to ensure deserving students have the knowledge and resources to assist them to obtain educational grants and support services.
The partnership will include cross-promotion and marketing of opportunities such as CHCI’s R2L NextGen, internship and fellowship programs, as well as HHF educational grants and programs such as Youth Awards , LOFT Source and other HHF award winning STEM/Tech Innovation programs such as CSL . Both organizations will also collaborate on networking and career development events for students, alumni of their programs, and other young professionals in Washington and throughout the country.
“As the Hispanic community continues to grow, so does the demand for leadership development opportunities for young, talented Latinos eager be the next generation of American leaders,” said Domenika Lynch, President and CEO of CHCI. “I am proud to announce this important partnership with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, who shares with CHCI a vision of a prosperous America through educating and empowering Latino youth.”
“We are thrilled to join forces with CHCI which has been developing influential Latino leaders for many years,” said Jose Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO of HHF. “We look forward to adding new elements as we help prepare our youth to not only move the Latino community forward but America. By combining our outreach, programs and networks, our collective impact with be even greater”
CHCI is a Hispanic nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) leadership development that educates, empowers, and connects Latino youth by providing leadership development programs and educational services. CHCI directly impacts the lives of more than 1,600 students and young professionals each year through its fellowships, congressional internships, scholar-intern programs, and more. The CHCI Board of Directors is comprised of Hispanic members of Congress, nonprofit, union and corporate leaders. Visit www.chci.org, or join us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram.
About the Hispanic Heritage Foundation
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation inspires, prepares, positions and connects minority leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s priorities. HHF also promotes cultural pride, accomplishment and the great promise of the community through public awareness campaigns seen by millions. HHF’s award-winning LOFT (Latinos on Fast Track) leadership and workforce development program focuses on key industries including tech. HHF is headquartered in Washington, DC, and Los Angeles, with satellite offices in Silicon Valley, Miami, New York and San Antonio (Visit www.HispanicHeritage.org)
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