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Message From CHLI President & CEO – Updates and Resources

By March 23, 2020January 13th, 2022No Comments

I hope that you, our Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) familia and friend, find yourself safe and healthy.

As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation, the CHLI team is taking extra precautionary measures to ensure prevention from the spread of the virus.

As we do our part and continue to practice social distancing, our organization’s work is as critical as ever. Although we have suspended upcoming programs and are postponing others, the CHLI team will continue to cultivate content and serve our community by transitioning to a more online and digital presence.

Additionally, below you will find the programs, resources, and content that the CHLI is working on to be of service to you, your organization and the Hispanic community.

These are challenging and uncertain times, but we feel confident that as an organization and community, we will get through this together.

Remember, as difficult as this may be, you are not in this alone. The CHLI team is available during our standard hours and through normal channels. We’ll be with you and we will support you in any way we can.

Stay Safe,
Mary Ann Gomez Orta
CHLI President & CEO



CHLI continues to accept applications for its Fall 2020 Global Leaders Internship Program. During the internship, students will get the opportunity to see how the private and public sector work by interning in a Congressional and a corporate setting, all while emerging in the D.C culture.

Deadline: June 1, 2020
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The Purple Line is a community podcast, bringing in-depth conversations with diverse leaders in the public and private sectors. Tune in for conversations and roundtables with national and international influencers. Whether you are a student looking to gather advice or an established professional tuning in for valuable resources, our dynamic programming provides tips and insights for people of all ages and backgrounds.

The Purple Line is produced by The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI).

E01: Empowering Future Leaders with CHLI is now available on Spotify and Itunes.

Don’t forget to check the mail! Each home will receive an invitation to complete the #2020Census. These results help fund important resources and only happens every 10 years. #EveryOneCounts For more info and to complete the Census, visit:

Below are the images shared via Instagram stories, encouraging followers to be counted for.

The CHLI Byte is a collective blog where we interview individuals from the CHLI community and highlight career profiles, share life & work advice, and connect you to the many faces that represent CHLI.

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How We Continue to Move Forward during a Pandemic with CHLI Alum Luisana Zambrano

The challenges brought upon in March 2020 defined many of our career pathways. CHLI Alum Luisana Zambrano experienced this firsthand as part of the Global Leaders cohort to go virtual mid-semester. Regardless of the obstacles arising from the pandemic, Luisana is persevering as she begins the first semester of her master’s program.

Jan 13, 2021

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Focusing on Sustainability in Business with MBA Candidate & CHLI Alum Olivia Padilla

Completing her first semester of her MBA program, CHLI Alum Olivia Padilla explains her passion for sustainable business practices. The added hurdles of beginning a demanding grad school program in the COVID-19 pandemic did not hinder Olivia’s ability to succeed as her cohort’s First Year Class President and bringing what she learned as a Global Leader to her academic career.

Dec 17, 2020

Below are tips provided by The White House on how you can help slow the spread. For updates and more information about COVID-19, please visit

15 Days to Slow the Spread (Download PDF)

15 Días Para Desacelerar la Propagación (PDF)