CHCI's mission is to develop the next generation of Latino leaders by promoting higher education, providing unmatched career development experience, and award-winning leadership development curriculum.

In 1987, CHCI created its Education Center to meet the needs of Latino youth, parents and educators looking for resources to assist Latino students through the educational process. Twenty-three years later, we continue to provide the most up-to-date information so students have all the resources they need to finish high school, go to college, and begin successful careers on their way to becoming the next generation of Latino leaders.

By 2030, if projections hold, over 50 percent of the Latino population will be under 24 years of age. By 2025, at least one out of every two workers entering the U.S. labor force will be of Hispanic descent - it is imperative that we improve Latino graduation rates. CHCI's Towards 2030 initiative aims to address the critical need for higher education and improved graduation rates among the country's fastest growing and youngest demographic - Latinos.

Learn more about CHCI's partnership with the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics and the resources they offer here.

We hope you find this information useful and encourage you to share our Web site and information with your peers, parents, teachers, and guidance counselors.

CHCI's Downloadable Resources for Students and Parents

Download file CHCI Guide to Applying for Financial Aid & Scholarships BILINGUAL

Nervous about financial aid? Don't be! This guide will provide you with all you need to know about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, as well as tips on comparing financial aid award letters and information on applying to scholarships. This guide, written in both English and Spanish, is helpful for both students and their parents.

Download file CHCI Pre-College Planning Checklist for Parents & Middle School Students BILINGUAL

Many Latino parents lack the information and knowledge needed to assist their children in better preparing for college. It is critical for students and parents to begin planning for college as early as the 6th grade. This checklist, which includes information in both English and Spanish, outlines the various practices students and parents should take on the road to being better prepared for college. It is never too early to begin planning your future!

Download file CHCI College Preparatory Kit for High School Students BILINGUAL

This tool kit provides high school students with the information they need to prepare, select, and apply to college. Packed with information (in both English and Spanish) on the steps high school students need to take to be college ready, selecting a college, the college application process, writing your admissions essay and more, this kit will help high school students and their parents navigate the process of preparing for and getting accepted to college.