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The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Dinner

1977

Dinner at the Washington Hilton Hotel as a fundraiser to benefit Hispanic youth.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc is created

1978

Congressman Edward Roybal, Congressman E. Kika de la Garza and Congressman Baltasar Corrada, determine there is a great need for more Hispanics in public service.

CHCI holds legislative seminars on issues important to the Hispanic community.

1980

Congressman Edward Roybal, Congressman E. Kika de la Garza and Congressman Baltasar Corrada, determine there is a great need for more Hispanics in public service

The firs four graduate students of the Graduate Fellowship Program.

1981

CHCI brings four graduate students to Washington, D.C. as the first class of its Graduate Fellowship Program

CHCI moves away from Capitol Hill to 504 C Street, NE.

1983

Due to its rapid ascension as a national organization, CHCI moves away from Capitol Hill to 504 C Street, NE.

CHCI begins bestowing its Medallions of Excellence

1985

CHCI begins bestowing its Medallions of Excellence for Community Service and Leadership to deserving Hispanic leaders at its annual gala.

CHCI releases the first edition National Directory of Hispanic Organizations

1991

CHCI releases the first edition of its popular National Directory of Hispanic Organizations.

CHCI adds the Edward Roybal Health component

1992

CHCI adds the Edward Roybal Health component to its Fellowship program to help increase the number of Hispanics in the health field.

CHCI's legislative seminars are expanded

1993

CHCI's legislative seminars are expanded and become CHCI's Issues Conference. The conference continues to provide Hispanics with a forum to discuss issues affecting their communities.

CHCI holds its First Annual Fiesta de Golf Tournament

1996

CHCI holds its First Annual Fiesta de Golf Tournament to raise funds for its leadership development programs.

The CHCI Issues Conference is reformatted into a summit series

1999

The CHCI Issues Conference is reformatted into a summit series. This not only helps to focus attention on the most important issues of the time but also helps to attain the highest level of participation.

CHCI's first Issues Conference Public Policy Recommendations are published

2000

CHCI's first Issues Conference Public Policy Recommendations are published to provide Congress with a better understanding of the specific needs, concerns and interests of the Hispanic community.

CHCI starts its Scholarship Awards Program

2001

CHCI starts its Scholarship Awards Program to assist underprivileged Hispanic youth attain higher education.

CHCI celebrates its 25th anniversary

2002

CHCI celebrates its 25th anniversary as the nation's leading Hispanic educational organization.

CHCI moves into its new headquarters at 911 2nd Street, NE.

2003

CHCI moves into its new 8,000 square foot headquarters at 911 2nd Street, NE.

CHCI's Public Policy Fellowship Program celebrates its 25th anniversary.

2005

CHCI's Public Policy Fellowship Program celebrates its 25th anniversary.

CHCI honors its major donors by launching a Visionary Partner recognition level

2006

CHCI honors its major donors by launching a Visionary Partner recognition level.
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CHCI introduces Graduate Fellows to its Public Policy Fellowship Program.

CHCI launches its Ready to Lead (R2L) high school program

2007

CHCI launches its Ready to Lead (R2L) high school program to help prepare students for college.

Graduate & Young Professional Fellowship Program.

2008

CHCI builds upon its success, expands its fellowship program by formally launching the Graduate & Young Professional Fellowship Program.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. first Legacy Partner.

2009

CHCI welcomes Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. as its first Legacy Partner.