Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute Inc.

  • Washington, DC
  • www.chli.org

Mission Statement

The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) has a vision of advancing the Hispanic community's diversity of thought. CHLI is the premier organization founded by Members of Congress to advance the Hispanic Community's Economic Progress with a focus on Social Responsibility and Global Competitiveness.

CHLI's foundation lies in leadership. CHLI prepares, connects and honors leaders. CHLI prepares future leaders through internships, scholarships and conferences that involve public service, leadership development, and business and academic excellence. CHLI connects public service and business leaders through briefings on the Hill, breakfast forums with Members of Congress, and networking receptions throughout the country. CHLI honors leaders at the Annual Gala & Leadership Awards and recognizes Congressional Staff for their leadership with the Stephen Vermillion CHLI Congressional Staff Appreciation Award.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Youth Leadership Development
  3. Future Leaders Conference
  4. Congressional Briefing Series
  5. Trade & International Affairs Symposium
  6. Global Leaders Internship
Service Areas

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National

The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) promotes the positive advancement of the diverse U.S. Hispanic community in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, as well as in the international community.

ruling year

2004

Principal Officer

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Mary Ann Gomez

Keywords

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Advancing the Hispanic community's Diversity of Thought.

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Also Known As

CHLI

EIN

20-0392012

 Number

6596118767

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (A05)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Single Organization Support (O11)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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CHLI's programs and initiatives focus on the following four areas:

 

LEADERSHIP: CHLI supports Hispanic youth and young professionals through two programs: CHLI Global Leaders Internship and Fellowship Program and the CHLI Future Leaders Conference.

 

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: CHLI hosts informative events that highlight the many ways Americans of Hispanic decent can succeed as senior corporate executives, board members, small business owners, and aims to demonstrate how Corporate America and the Hispanic community can effectively work together.

 

PUBLIC SERVICE:  CHLI was founded and continues to be guided by Members of Congress representing diverse areas of our country who volunteer their time to support CHLI's mission and programs. CHLI seeks to inspire others to answer the call to public service by promoting careers in the local, state, and federal government.

 

TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONS: CHLI is unique in that it works beyond US borders to foster constructive relations and pursue opportunities for growth and success among the peoples of the Americas and Europe. CHLI's strategic partnerships with non-governmental organizations (NGO's) and multinational corporations have helped make possible an increased awareness of the importance of international affairs by the U.S. Hispanic community.

Programs

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Program 1

1.) CHLI coordinated a summer internship which allowed 8 college students from around the country to participate in leadership training and job skill enhancement. 2.) The CHLI Congressional Briefing Series provided an open forum for discussion with key elected and appointed officials on issues affecting the US Hispanic community. The forums were attened by a diverse group of community leaders with an average attendance of over 100 attendees. 3.) The CHLI financial literacy workshops provide university students with valuable financial information on obtaining, improving and maintaining a healthly credit history.

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Program 2

Youth Leadership Development

Our youth are the future leaders of our country. CHLI supports Hispanic youth and young professionals through several programs - the CHLI Global Leaders Internship and Fellowship Program, the CHLI Future Leaders Conference, FIU Law Student Scholarship, and the Tuck Business Bridge Program.

Category

Community Development

Population(s) Served

Hispanics

Young Adults (20-25 years)

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Program 3

Future Leaders Conference

The CHLI Future Leaders Conference brings together congressional speakers and distinguished corporate executives to inspire and promote public service, leadership and entrepreneurship among today’s students. The conference centers on career paths and the richness of one’s diversity to the workplace.

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Community Development

Population(s) Served

Hispanics

Female Young Adults (20-25 years)

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Program 4

Congressional Briefing Series

The CHLI Congressional Briefing Policy series is held on Capitol Hill on a quarterly basis with national leaders and experts from private and public sectors. Throughout the series, CHLI seeks to facilitate an in-depth dialogue with various perspectives to discuss relevant legislative topics impacting the U.S. Hispanic community.

The goal of the series is to inform Members of Congress, their staff, national leaders, and members of the media of issues that impact the Hispanic community. The Congressional Briefing Series provides a forum to discuss the current political environment, analyze the impact of public policy, discuss areas of improvement, and promote the engagement of the Hispanic community in both the public and private sector.

Category

Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy

Population(s) Served

Hispanics

Young Adults (20-25 years)

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Program 5

Trade & International Affairs Symposium

In the spirit of CHLI’s vision of advancing the Hispanic Community’s diversity of thought, the CHLI Trade & International Affairs Symposium will bring together international business leaders, experts on trade, members of the diplomatic community, foreign ministers and U.S. government officials to discuss trade issues and international affairs that affect U.S. global competitiveness.

The Symposium is spearheaded by CHLI’s Vice-Chairmen Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX) and Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL), and will include panels on the importance of the U.S. Hispanic Community’s contributions to the global economy, and the importance of trade for our hemisphere’s diplomatic relations and global competitiveness.

Category

International, Foreign Affairs & National Security

Population(s) Served

Hispanics

Young Adults (20-25 years)

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Program 6

Global Leaders Internship

A 15 week internship program working in Congressional and corporate offices in Washington D.C. Students also earn academic credit hours from the George Washington University. Students will work on project-based programs that provide hands-on experience and also strengthen their understanding of Public Policy. The program takes place in the spring and in the fall semester of each year.

Category

Community Development

Population(s) Served

Hispanics

Young Adults (20-25 years)

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Service Areas

Self-reported

National

The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) promotes the positive advancement of the diverse U.S. Hispanic community in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, as well as in the international community.

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CONGRESSIONAL HISPANIC LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mary Ann Gomez

BIO

Mary Ann Gomez joined the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) as its Executive Director in 2011. Prior to joining CHLI, she was the Executive Director of the National Association of Hispanic Publications. She is a former corporate marketing manager with Coors Brewing Company and McDonald’s Corporation. She managed multi-million advertising and marketing campaigns, collaborated with advertising and public relations firms as well as multi-lingual broadcast, print and outdoor media to executive local, regional and national promotions.She represented the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) as a National Alliance Development Consultant and managed business development and multi-cultural projects for small and mid-size public relations agencies and also national ones, such as Fleishman-Hillard.

She has taught business, marketing and public speaking at the University of Phoenix and Heald College. She has also conducted workshops for small business owners on marketing, public speaking tips for women, networking and Hispanic marketing.

Ms. Gomez is a board member of the University of the Pacific’s Alumni Association. She is also a former President of the Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project, Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse and of the Astronaut Jose M. Hernandez Reaching for the Stars Foundation. Mary Ann earned a B.A. in Communications at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California and an M.B.A. at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California.

Mary Ann strongly believes that diverse points of view create exponentially better results for all and it is with that passion and commitment she prepares and promotes Hispanic college students to be global leaders at CHLI.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"CHLI is celebrating an important milestone as non-profit organization, our five year anniversary! Most new non-profit organizations struggle to reach this all-important landmark, and many never reach it. It is a testament to our organization's mission and strong leadership that we have emerged as a leading national Hispanic non-profit organization in such a short amount of time. I can hardly believe how far we have come from working on a laptop (borrowed from our first intern) in a coffee shop to our current office just steps from the  White House. Today, CHLI works tirelessly to promote the positive advancement of our nation's second largest demographic and economic group in terms of purchasing power.

 

Although CHLI is the youngest national Hispanic non-profit leader, it is viewed as a thought leader on many issues of concern to the U.S. Hispanic community, some of which including civic participation, the 2010 Census, entrepreneurship, immigration, education, corporate social responsibility, and the emerging role of Americans of Hispanic decent in the international arena.

 

As an organization which relies on the generous support of private donations and contributions, CHLI strongly embraces a culture of transparency and accountability. We welcome you to review our annual audits, 990's and other documents for earn your trust and support of our organization, its mission and its programs. We are pleased to share this information with you as evidence of the steady progress we are making in advancing and supporting strong leadership and showcasing the diversity of thoughts, ideas, and backgrounds of our rich culture and community."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Hon. Lincoln Diaz-Balart

U.S. House of Representatives

Term: Jan 2009 - Jan 2011

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