NHI launches 2021 programs, offering on-campus and online experiences
June 6, 2021 was a day that National Hispanic Institute staff members and students have dreamt of since the COVID-19 pandemic transformed the landscape of 2020’s summer programming. With the successful staging of opening ceremonies for a special edition of the Collegiate World Series at Schreiner University, NHI returned to live on-campus programming for the first time in 22 months.
“We’re thrilled to be bringing on-campus experiences and the LDZ back to students, but we’re also excited that the GDx and CWSx programs we created to connect students online are back for 2021, showcasing our innovation and bridging physical distances to collaborate digitally,” said Nicole Nieto, NHI’s Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President.
The CWS program at Schreiner from June 6-10 is a dual program created for two different groups of students. The first group brings students who completed the League Series during the 2020 CWSx the chance to experience the Thought Series in-person, getting the Inquiry-Based Learning training at the heart of that program. There’s also a second group of students, from Mathis ISD in South Texas, who will be doing an entire CWS program in a five-day span.
The full schedule also includes four online GDx programs, bringing students new to NHI a digital version of the Great Debate experience, three in-person Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Sessions plus one virtual LDZx Youth Governance Journey, and two CWSx programs, bringing the Collegiate World Series online.
2021 GDx Programs
June 18-20: Texas GDx (digital host: University of Texas at Austin)
June 21-23: GDx 2 (digital host: St. Francis University and Sewanee: The University of the South)
June 25-27: GDx 3 (digital host: TBD, University of California, Berkeley/CSU-Pueblo)
July 9-11: GDx 4 (digital host: (digital host: TBD, University of California, Berkeley/CSU-Pueblo)
2021 LDZ and LDZx Programs
June 27-July 4, Colorado LDZ (host: Colorado State University)
July 11-18: California LDZ (host: University of San Diego)
July 11-18: Texas LDZ (host: Austin College)
July 25-31: LDZx (digital host: St. Mary’s College of Maryland)
2021 CWSx Programs
CWSx 1: June 23-25, 28-29, 2021 (digital host: University of North Texas)
CWSs 2: July 7-9, 12-13, 2021 (digital host: Schreiner University)