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CHCI Receives $275,000 Grant Award from Long-Standing Partner State Farm®

WASHINGTON, D.C. February 25, 2021 – The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), the nation’s premiere Latino leadership development organization, announced a $275,000 grant from State Farm®.. Since becoming a CHCI partner in 2004, State Farm has provided support towards CHCI’s Annual Leadership Conference, which included a pitch competition last year, the CHCI Alumni Association, a network of more than 4,400 Latino professionals across the country, and CHCI’s R2L® NextGen program.

“We believe in CHCI’s mission, and look forward to working together to develop the next generation of Latino leaders,” said Rich Garcia, State Farm Human Resources Vice President of Operations. “Our CHCI partnership, and continued support is a testament to our commitment to help the communities we serve across the country.”

State Farm was the founding sponsor of CHCI’s R2L® NextGen program in 2011. The program provides high school students with a transformational experience in Washington, DC that focuses on civic engagement, leadership, and college readiness. To date, the program has provided 623 students the extraordinary opportunity to participate in the program.

“State Farm is a valuable CHCI partner that supports our work in meaningful ways, enabling us to create opportunities and experiences that positively impact the lives of emerging Latino/a/x leaders and help them reach their full potential,” said Marco Davis, CHCI President and CEO.

R2L NextGen students meeting with Rep. Albio Sires (NJ-08) on Capitol Hill.*

R2L NextGen students touring the monuments, including the Lincoln Memorial, in the nation’s capital.*

* All photos were taken Pre-COVID-19.

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is the premier Hispanic nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization in the country dedicated to developing the next generation of Latino leaders®. CHCI provides leadership, public service, and policy experiences to outstanding Latino/a/x students and young professionals, and convenes Members of Congress, other public officials, corporate executives, nonprofit advocates, and thought leaders to discuss issues facing the nation and the Hispanic community. Visit, or join us on Facebook, TwitterLinkedInYouTube, and Instagram.

About State Farm®:

For 100 years, the mission of State Farm has been and continues to be to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. State Farm and its affiliates are the largest providers of auto and home insurance in the United States. Its more than 19,400 agents and approximately 53,400 employees serve over 87 million policies and accounts – which includes auto, fire, life, health, commercial policies and financial services accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for rentersbusiness ownersboats and motorcycles, is available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 42 on the 2022 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit ​

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