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Proven Leadership: Mission & History

Mission

The mission of the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) is to fulfill the promises and principles of democracy by promoting education and leadership development, empowering Latinos and similarly disenfranchised groups through civic engagement and research, and by maximizing participation in the electoral process. Over the last 38 years, the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) has empowered minorities and similarly disenfranchised groups through leadership development, civic engagement, and research. Most importantly, USHLI has: 

Track Record

  • Trained over 1,025,000 present and future leaders
  • Awarded over 1.4 million in scholarships and internships
  • Registered 2.3 million voters
  • Published 425 reports on Latino Demographics, including the Almanac of Latino Politics
  • Organized 38 national conferences attended annually by leaders representing 40 states
  • 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

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