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June 2017
2017 Colorado LDZ student group photo

Director declares that the “magic” of Colorado LDZ is in full force

Posted: June 28, 2017 at 2:30 pm   /   LDZ, NHI Programs, NHI Sponsors

The 28th annual Colorado Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session concluded this past Sunday at Colorado State University with praise from Educational Director Alex Del Barrio, who led the week-long gathering of nearly 150 students from six states (Colorado, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wyoming) and Mexico. “The magic of the Colorado LDZ was in […]

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George Rodriguez with Greater Dallas NHI debaters

From NHI to Congress: George Rodriguez

Posted: June 27, 2017 at 12:24 pm   /   Alumni

In the first of this three-part series, we interview National Hispanic Institute alumni who have declared their candidacy for United States Congress in the 2018 elections. Our first interview is with the most senior of the three: George Rodriguez, who won the governorship at the 1984 Texas LDZ in Austin (at that time in NHI’s […]

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George Rodriguez, Miguel Levario, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, NHI Congressional Candidates

Three NHI Alumni to run for Congress in 2018

Posted: June 26, 2017 at 9:35 pm   /   Alumni, Featured

The National Hispanic Institute has been teaching high school students for years to become leaders—without necessarily being about political leadership. The Great Debate encourages students to become better public speakers, and the Lorenzo de Zavala (LDZ) program allows students to learn public policy. At the LDZ, students go as far as to participate in a […]

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