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Proven Leadership: Mission & History

The mission of the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) is to fulfill the promises and principles of democracy by promoting education, research, and leadership development, and empowering Latinos and similarly disenfranchised groups by maximizing their civic awareness, engagement, and participation.

  • Incorporated Midwest Voter Registration Education Project – April 1982
  • Chartered Midwest Voter Registration Education Project – May 1982
    501 (c)(3) tax-exemption status granted – September 1982
  • Received 4945(f) letter of determination (advance ruling) – September 1982
  • Became Midwest-Northeast Voter Registration Education Project – December 1987
  • Became United States Hispanic Leadership Institute – December 1996
  • Awarded the Corazón Award by Univision for outstanding commitment to community service and the empowerment of Hispanic community – February 2012
  • Celebrated 35 years of service to underserved communities – April 2017