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Ernesto Nieto: Reflections on Turning 80 (and NHI)

Posted: October 6, 2020 at 7:52 am   /   Ernesto Nieto, Featured

On the occasion of Ernesto Nieto’s 80th birthday today, we asked him a few questions to document the day. Here are some excerpts from the conversation.  You’ve now spent more than half of a long life now leading NHI; what has surprised you most about the journey?  How happy it’s made me, how purposeful I […]

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LDZ: A Legacy of Preparing Students for Success

Posted: September 25, 2020 at 1:21 pm   /   Ernesto Nieto, LDZ, NHI Programs

The National Hispanic Institute is in the midst of preparing an online version of its Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session for 2021, to be offered along with classic in-person versions of the program. As NHI embarks on this exciting new phase of creating digital programming for students, it’s gotten us to reflect on how […]

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Ernesto Nieto and Gloria de Leon featured in Houston Chronicle story on AOC’s “second home”

Posted: August 17, 2020 at 2:47 pm   /   Ernesto Nieto, Featured, NHI News

National Hispanic Institute president and founder Ernesto Nieto, and executive vice president and co-founder Gloria de Leon, were prominently featured in a Houston Chronicle story about U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that ran Monday. The article, from Chronicle staff writer Jeremy Wallace, explores a number of connections the famous Congressional freshman has to the state, including […]

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