Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute

Advancing the Hispanic Community’s Diversity of Thought

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Our Mission

The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (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 prepares future leaders through internships, fellowships, scholarships, and leadership conferences.


CHLI connects public service, corporate, civic, and congressional leaders across the United States and abroad.


CHLI honors leaders at its Annual Gala & Leadership Awards. Congressional Staff members are honored for their leadership and The Wendy Martinez CHLI Alumni Community Engagement Award is presented to an alumnus.



The program places fellows with a national non-profit based in Washington, D.C., in the heart of policymaking. Fellows gain educational and hands-on experience in areas related to publications, web development, podcasts, blogs, traditional media, and social media engagement.
The program covers:

  • Online soft skills and professional development workshops
  • Weekly virtual networking opportunities with influential leaders
  • Virtual hangout space, where the CHLI communications team can live chat, jump on video, share files, post photos and collaborate throughout the day to mimic everyday office life
  • And much more… Learn More



Future Leaders Conference

The CHLI Future Leaders Conference brings together congressional speakers and distinguished corporate executives… Read More


Global Leaders Internship

A semester-long internship program featuring placement in Congressional and corporate legislative affairs office.

Communications Fellowship

The CHLI Communications Fellowship Program provides recent college graduates with the opportunity to assist in the execution of CHLI’s communication and marketing strategies.

CHLI Alumni Association

The CHLI Alumni Association (CAA) was founded by the CHLI Alumni to foster a culture of leadership, community, and continuing investment in advancing opportunities for the development of future Hispanic leaders.

We Belong Campaign

We Belong CHLI Global Leaders Scholarship Campaign

UM Law Fellowship

In partnership with the University of Miami School of Law, first and second-year law students gain valuable legal experience and networking opportunities with CHLI’s congressional, corporate, and law partners. It is a paid summer fellowship.


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The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) to Host 18th Annual Gala Leadership Awards

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Senator Tim Scott, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and Ambassador Mark Andrew Green will be this year’s honorees.  Washington, D.C. The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) will hold its 18th Annual Gala and Leadership…

CHLI Re-Launches Community Podcast Hosting Conversations with Diverse Leaders to Inform and Inspire

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Purple Line Podcast Host Keith Fernandez interviewing In this month’s podcast, Host Keith Fernandez sits down with CHLI President & CEO Mary Ann Gomez Orta CHLI Re-Launches The Purple Line Podcast Series …

Tyson Foods Commits $1M to Expand Legal and Citizenship Support for Team Members

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Springdale, Ark. – April 18, 2022 –I am pleased to share that Tyson Foods has committed more than $1 million to support our many team members who are immigrants to…

Bridging The Financial Literacy Gap: A Look at the Lack of Resources that Latinos Face

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As we approach financial literacy month, Intuit is shining a light on the lack of financial resources and education available, especially within the Latino community. We are helping the next generation…