Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard Joins CHCI for Capitol Hill Health Policy Briefing

National Experts Join CHCI to Present White Papers, Discuss Critical Health Issues Washington, DC (CapitalWirePR) April 28, 2015 – On Wednesday, April 29, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) and CHCI-PepsiCo Foundation Health Graduate Fellows Araceli Gutiérrez and Grant Barbosa will host briefings on health issues impacting the Latino community. National leaders, including Rep. Lucille […]

Arizona’s “First Things First” – Early Childhood Education

In November 2006, in a statistical landslide, Arizona voters passed Proposition 203; a citizen’s initiative that funds quality early childhood development and health.   Proposition 203 included the following principles: Local communities must come together to plan and administer what works best in their community. It must be flexible enough to accommodate the unique demographics of our […]

ALA “ El Dia de Los Libros” Connects Community, Culture, & Literacy

Hispanics Highly Esteem Their Local Library On April 30, El Dia de los Ninos, the libraries nationwide will be celebrating its annual El Dia de los Libros, an American Library Association initiative to emphasize literacy for all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. This initiative reemphasizes the importance of family and culture in the community a value […]

VP Biden’s Weekly Address: Tuition-Free Community College

Vice President Biden discussed America’s College Promise, a proposal to provide two year free tuition to eligible students attending community colleges in his weekly address to the nation. According to the Vice President, by 2020 two out of three jobs will require an education beyond high school. According to the administration without a generous push […]

US Senate Unanimously Passes Human Trafficking Bill to help Child Victims.

Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act passed the senate unanimously on 4/22/15. Written by Cornyn (R-Texas) the bill increases resources to law enforcement and victim support agencies by creating a new fund, Domestic Trafficking Victims’ Fund. The revenues for the fund are derived from penalties such as fees and/or transfer of assets against traffickers their […]

8 Million Children No Longer at Risk of Losing Their Health Coverage

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), set to expire this September, was extended until 2017 after President Obama signed H.R. 2, a bill that replaced Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) and extended CHIP. CHIP provides health care coverage to children whose family income are too high to qualify for Medicaid as defined by the States. […]

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New Campaign Launched To Prevent Auto Injuries & Fatalities Among Young Latinos

The National Latino Children’s Institute (NLCI) launched a bilingual, multi-media campaign to prevent injuries and fatalities among young Latinos due to unrestrained drivers and passengers. According to CDC automobile accidents are the leading cause of death in the U.S. among Latinos between the ages of 5 and 34 and few programs designed to educate and […]

PBS Kids launches OhNoah! On April 30, “El Día de los Niños” in partnership with the National Latino Children’s Institute

   New OH NOAH! videos and first immersive language-learning game will be accessible on smartphones, tablets and computers on ARLINGTON, VA and NEW YORK, NY, April 30, 2015 – The PBS KIDS digital series OH NOAH! ( is expanding its offerings with new animated videos and games that introduce Spanish in an entertaining way. Launching […]

Debate On The Fourteenth Amendment…Again

On the day before El Día de los Niños, House Republicans held a hearing in the “Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security tid “Birthright Citizenship: Is it the right policy for America?” Three witnesses, Graglia of University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Eastman of The Claremont Institute’s Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, and Feere of Center […]

El Día de Los Niños Senate Resolution introduced on April 30th, 2015

Today,  April 30th, the U.S. Senate took a vote on a El Día de Los Niños resolution celebrating children and their current and future contribution to society. The measure highlights the importance of investing in the nation’s children country’s future. This year marks the 17th year of commemorating this day. It was established in 1998 […]

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