CHLI is a leadership development organization that prepares, connects, and honors leaders. CHLI prepares future leaders through internships, fellowships, scholarships, and leadership conferences. CHLI connects future leaders through Congressional Policy Briefings, forums with Members of Congress, the CHLI Future Leaders Conference, the CHLI Trade & International Affairs Symposium, and the CHLI Alumni Association. CHLI connects public service, corporate, civic, and congressional leaders across the United States and abroad. CHLIhonorsleaders in public service and international relations at its Annual Gala & Leadership Awards. Two Congressional Staff members are honored for their leadership with the Stephen D. Vermillion, CHLI CongressionalStaff Appreciation Award every year. The Wendy Martinez CHLI Alumni Community Engagement Award is presented to an alumnus in recognition of their ambassadorship of CHLI’s mission, purpose, and focus. CHLI programs strengthen the U.S. Hispanic community by promoting the advancement of Hispanics in all sectors of the U.S. and global economy. CHLI has focused its efforts on developing and strengthening future global leaders and has funded more than $10 million in educational programs.