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NHI founder and president Ernesto Nieto with St. Mary's University Vice Provost for Enrollment Management Dr. Rosalind Alderman and Director of Marianist Urban Students Program Bro. Richard Thompson.

NHI partners with St. Mary’s to bring Texas LDZ to San Antonio

Posted: December 14, 2017 at 6:23 pm   /   LDZ, NHI Programs

The National Hispanic Institute is proud to announce it is partnering with St. Mary’s University on its longest-running leadership program for top-performing Latino high school students. The Texas Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session (better known to alumni and supporters as the Texas LDZ) will be hosted at St. Mary’s from July 15-22, 2018 for […]

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2017 Texas LDZ students at Texas House Chambers

Texas LDZ brings more than 200 to Austin for remarkable week

Posted: July 28, 2017 at 10:52 am   /   LDZ, NHI Programs

More than 200 students — most of them from Texas — converged on Austin for the 2017 edition of the Texas LDZ (Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session) last week. Four students garnered enough support for their bills to see them passed. Kenia Escobar (Saint Joseph Academy, Brownsville, Texas) wrote a resolution to create learning […]

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2017 California LDZ students at the University of San Diego

Mexican student envisions “green school” at 2017 California LDZ

Posted: July 15, 2017 at 4:03 pm   /   LDZ, NHI Programs

At the 2017 California LDZ — becoming an annual gathering for American and Mexican students at the University of San Diego — only one piece of legislation found its way to passage this year. But in a development perhaps fitting for 2017, that bill had the entire world and its changing climate in mind. Annel Borque […]

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