Hispanic Heritage Month with USHLI
The mission of the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI) is to fulfill the promises and principles of democracy by empowering minorities and similarly disenfranchised groups and by maximizing civic awareness and participation in the electoral process.
USHLI is a Chicago-based national, nonprofit, nonpartisan, tax-exempt organization, and a member of the Board of Directors of HACR, the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility, and NHLA, the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda.
Since May 1982, USHLI has worked to empower the Latino community and similarly disenfranchised groups by promoting education, leadership development, unity, and nonpartisan civic participation. To that end, USHLI can claim:
-2.3 million newly registered voters
-425 reports published on Latino demographics in the Almanac of Latino Politics
-34 national conferences sponsored annually and attended by leaders representing 40 states
-Over 800,000 present and future leaders have participated in our local and national leadership programs.
USHLI is led by Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr., one of only two Latinos in history to receive a Presidential Medal “for the performance of exemplary deeds of service for the nation” and “promoting leadership and civic participation,” and the 11th Latino in history to be decorated by a U.S. President (Bill Clinton).
In May 2011, Dr. Andrade became the 4th Latino in history to be decorated by both the government of Mexico and the government of the United States, when he received the Ohtli Award, Mexico’s highest honor presented to a civilian not living in Mexico “in recognition of his contributions to the empowerment of the Mexican and Mexican-American communities in the United States.” His predecessors include the late Cesar E. Chavez, the late Dr. Hector Garcia, and the late Mario Obledo.
Photos by Zuno Photography