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Sal Cavazos, NHI’s 2014 Hall of Fame Winner

Posted: May 21, 2015 at 1:03 pm   /   From the Print Edition

When Sal Cavazos and his five siblings were growing up in a rural outpost in the Rio Grande Valley, their TV time was seriously restricted. They were encouraged to read—but because the nearest library was 14 miles away, they knew to make the most of their library trips. Cavazos recalls, “I remember my mom telling […]

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NHI’s historic roots as a community Social Entrepreneurship organization

Posted: May 21, 2015 at 12:41 pm   /   Ernesto Nieto, Featured, From the Print Edition, NHI News

I was present for opening day at DeZavala Park in 1951. I was ten years old at the time. Esther Nieto, my mother, had been appointed the first Latina to hold the position of park director with the Houston Parks and Recreation Department. She was placed in a community popularly known as Magnolia, near the […]

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Collegiate Leadership Network: Social Entrepreneurship for NHI alumni

Posted: May 21, 2015 at 12:20 pm   /   CLN, From the Print Edition, NHI News

The Collegiate Leadership Network (CLN) is the official undergraduate arm of the National Hispanic Institute (NHI). It is a transnational network of NHI college students (freshmen-seniors) that serves as a platform for undergraduate community involvement. In addition, the CLN is a testing ground for new ideas, thoughts and strategies to create community change while maintaining close ties with students during their […]

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