Vision & Mission


Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI)

CHLI is dedicated to fostering a broad awareness of the Diversity of Thought, heritage, interests, and views of Americans of Hispanic and Portuguese descent. CHLI takes pride in genuinely being bipartisan and values working with members on both sides of the aisle, to recognize issues impacting the U.S. Hispanic community and our Western Hemisphere.
Through all CHLI’s programs, we prepare, connect, and honor the Hispanic community and those who include us. We mentor future leaders, connect current and former leaders in the private and public sectors, and honor those whose service includes improving the well-being of Hispanics.

Activities of the Institute

  • The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute seeks to provide charitable and educational assistance to and advance the diversity of social and cultural thought among the millions of Americans of Hispanic and Portuguese descent.
  • CHLI will offer a vision of the American Dream for Americans of Hispanic and Portuguese decent that focuses upon self-reliance, education, entrepreneurship and family values. It is believed that this will provide relief to the underprivileged, lessen the burdens of Government, promote social welfare, eliminate prejudice and discrimination and combat community deterioration and juvenile delinquency.
  • Among other activities, CHLI will help develop innovative programs and tools to help Hispanics learn English and to disseminate information concerning the detection of diabetes in the Hispanic Community.
  • Furthermore, CHLI will engage in “nonpartisan analysis, study or research” and make the results thereof available to the public. In this regard, CHLI will focus upon the demographics of the American Hispanic and Portuguese communities with respect to achieving improvements in schooling, housing, business ownership and employment. A public lecture series involving respected academicians, elected officials and public policy specialists is also being planned.