NYU Wagner Launches Partnership with Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

NYU Wagner is pleased to announce that it has launched a partnership with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), a nonpartisan organization based in Washington, DC. Under the new relationship, CHCI program alumni are invited to apply for select graduate degree programs; candidates will be automatically considered for a yearly scholarship, equal to half of the tuition at Wagner.

“Wagner is thrilled to join CHCI higher education partners, a consortium of premier graduate programs around the nation dedicated to training leaders committed to public service through accessible quality education and scholarship,” said NYU Wagner Dean Sherry Glied. “Several Wagner students, alumni and faculty members are already CHCI alumni, so there’s clearly a natural connection between our communities. Formalizing the partnership solidifies our commitment to recognizing and further nurturing rising leaders for impactful careers in public service.”

“CHCI is thrilled to launch this exciting partnership with the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service,” said the organization’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Marco A. Davis. “It is through partnerships like these that we are able to continue developing new talent after our participants complete our programs.”

Judy Pryor-Ramirez, Clinical Assistant Professor of Public Service and Director of the Executive MPA program at NYU Wagner, who initiated discussions leading to the formal partnership, noted that CHCI alumni can receive greater access to high-ranked graduate programs and critical financial support to advance them on their path toward a career in the public, private, or nonprofit sector.

“As a CHCI alumna,” she added, “I understand the importance of early exposure to what policymaking looks like in real time through the transformative leadership and policy programs. “As an NYU Wagner faculty member, I am encouraged by this partnership and look forward to supporting future CHCI fellow alumni who choose our school as a graduate/professional training platform.”

About NYU Wagner:

Since 1938, NYU Wagner has trained the world’s future public service leaders. The school, ranked nationally among the best Top 10 schools to study public affairs, prepares students to translate ideas into actions that have an effective and lasting impact on the public good.

About the Congresssional Hispanic Caucus Institute:

As a leading national 501(c)(3), CHCI is dedicated to developing the next generation of Latino leaders®. In addition to its nationally-recognized leadership development programs, it brings together Members of Congress, other public officials, corporate executives, nonprofit advocates, young professionals, and thought leaders to discuss issues facing the nation and the Latino community.