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United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Javier Palomarez to Join Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Advisory Council

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) is proud to announce that its President & CEO Javier Palomarez has been appointed to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's (CHCI) Advisory Council.

CHCI is the leading non-profit organization in the nation providing educational services and leadership development opportunities to Latino youth. It is the only national Latino organization that offers a wide range of programs and activities to support the educational and professional aspirations of Hispanic youth from high school through graduate school and into their chosen careers. CHCI's award-winning programs include fellowships, internships, scholarships, and college readiness sessions for high school students, focused on supporting college attainment efforts and providing direct access to powerful Latino networks. CHCI's Advisory Council actively participates in its overall strategic planning process and assists in implementing and monitoring the organization's goals through their engagement with the board of directors and participation in joint committees.

"We are honored to see our President & CEO join CHCI's Advisory Council and assist its efforts to facilitate the attainment of the American Dream for our nation's Hispanic youth. For over a generation, CHCI has heroically served Latino youth and directly impacts more than 1,600 young Latinos annually. CHCI program applicants are often first-generation college students and graduates, and many come from families with annual incomes below $30,000. As an organization that believes investment in education is an economic imperative, it is our duty at the USHCC to tirelessly promote programs such as CHCI's until all of our nation's underprivileged youth have access to quality continuing education," said USHCC Chairman Marc Rodriguez.

"CHCI is thrilled to welcome USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez as a new member of our 2013-2014 Advisory Council," said Esther Aguilera, CHCI President & CEO. "CHCI and USHCC share a common mission to empower the Latino community for the future success of America and we take a strong step in that direction when we leverage dynamic partnerships to support the aspirations of Latino youth."

About the USHCC

Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and represents the interests of over 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses across the United States that contribute in excess of $465 billion to the American economy each year. It also serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local Hispanic chambers and business associations in the United States and Puerto Rico.

About CHCI

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), a nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c) (3) organization, provides leadership development programs and educational services to students and young emerging leaders. The CHCI Board of Directors is comprised of Hispanic Members of Congress, nonprofit, union and corporate leaders. For more information call CHCI at (202) 543-1771, visit www.chci.org, or join us on Facebook, Twitter (chci) and LinkedIn.

CONTACT: Valentina Pereda, USHCC Communications Manager 202-735-7729 vpereda@ushcc.comSource:United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce