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RGV Team wins 2015 Texas Great Debate

Posted: July 21, 2015 at 11:05 am   /   Featured, Great Debate, NHI Programs

The team from the Rio Grande Valley won the 2015 Texas Great Debate, held June 11-14 at Austin College in Sherman, Texas — and according to Paco Gonzales, Project Administrator for the winning region, the team “rose to the occasion against strong competition” through what he characterized as superior preparation. This year’s RGV team was […]

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Kerr Foundation and National Hispanic Institute: Commemorating 10 years together

Posted: May 23, 2015 at 11:00 am   /   Featured, NHI News, NHI Sponsors

In 1994, the Roy G. Kerr Foundation officially launched with a very specific mission: To provide funding and support to the Latino community in Lake County over a 25-year period. A decade later, the Kerr Foundation made contact with the National Hispanic Institute, a Texas-based organization that has provided leadership education for top-performing Latino high […]

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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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