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From the President’s Desk: Thirty-Six Years of Investment In Leadership

Posted: February 19, 2016 at 2:30 pm   /   Ernesto Nieto, Featured

Leadership training is undoubtedly crucial in the development of young people, and it’s particularly important in high school. And yet, this aspect of student development is often neglected. Schools focus attention on test scores and college readiness, leaving what little leadership training they might invest in to motivational speakers who associate personal success with how […]

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Why you should contribute to “Change a Life”

Posted: January 21, 2016 at 8:17 am   /   Ernesto Nieto

This article is by Ernesto Nieto, Founder and President of NHI. It’s not that often that we actually get to witness the impact that a small contribution has on a young person. We might even ask, upon making a donation to an organization, “Will it really make a difference?” Our Change a Life Leadership Project […]

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NHI’s historic roots as a community Social Entrepreneurship organization

Posted: May 21, 2015 at 12:41 pm   /   Ernesto Nieto, Featured, From the Print Edition, NHI News

I was present for opening day at DeZavala Park in 1951. I was ten years old at the time. Esther Nieto, my mother, had been appointed the first Latina to hold the position of park director with the Houston Parks and Recreation Department. She was placed in a community popularly known as Magnolia, near the […]

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