Washington, DC[CapitalWirePR]– The New York Life Foundation announced a $75,000 grant to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) to support the 2012-2013 Public Policy Fellowship Program. The program offers up to 16 recent college graduates of Hispanic descent from across the country the opportunity to complete a nine-month paid fellowship and gain real-world work experience at the national level in the public policy area of their choice. Fellows can work in international affairs, economic development, education policy, housing, or local government inWashington,D.C.
“We thank the New York Life Foundation for continuing to support the Public Policy Fellowship Program and providing promising young Latinos with opportunities to enhance their leadership abilities and strengthen their professional skills,” said Esther Aguilera, president and CEO, CHCI. “This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for recent graduates provides access to national leaders and key policy makers that will help shape their future careers.”
“We are pleased to support CHCI’s mission to develop the next generation of Latino leaders,” said Marlyn Torres, corporate vice president of the New York Life Foundation. “We are happy to continue our partnership with CHCI because they enable young people who have the passion to succeed but limited access to educational enhancement opportunities the chance to contribute to the American public policy making process.”