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Concordia and NHI: A partnership that goes back more than 40 years

Posted: July 15, 2024 at 11:47 am   /   LDZ, NHI Programs

Even without the Texas LDZ, Concordia University Texas played a pivotal role in the early history of the National Hispanic Institute. In 1982, the three-year-old nonprofit organization, under Ernesto Nieto and Gloria de Leon’s leadership, was offered the opportunity to rent space on its Central Austin campus just north of the University of Texas, just […]

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Colorado LDZ brings nearly 200 students to Colorado State as part of 35-year tradition

Posted: June 28, 2024 at 4:29 pm   /   LDZ, NHI Programs, Volunteers

In 1989, the National Hispanic Institute and Colorado State University began a partnership that’s evolved over 35 years into presenting one of NHI’s anchor legislative programs for high school students. The 2024 edition of the Colorado Lorenzo de Zavala (LDZ) Youth Legislation Session drew nearly 200 top-performing high school students to Colorado State University for […]

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2024 New Mexico LDZ helps prepare young leaders to become ‘the future of New Mexico’

Posted: June 21, 2024 at 11:45 am   /   LDZ, NHI Programs

The latest edition of the Dionisio ‘Dennis’ Chavez New Mexico Lorenzo de Zavala (LDZ) Youth Legislative Session brought more than 130 top New Mexico high school students to the University of New Mexico for the state’s version of the National Hispanic Institute’s flagship program. The program is now in its third year of serving students […]

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