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Bring Hispanic University Students to DC

Monday, June 26, 2006  
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WASHINGTON, DC – The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) and Ford Motor Company proudly

announce eight Hispanic university students who have been selected to participate in the Ford Motor Company-CHLI

Leadership Program in Washington, DC. This program provides an opportunity for exceptional university students to work

in the legislative or executive branch of the federal government.

The Ford Motor Company – CHLI Leadership Program offers invaluable insight to Hispanic students who want to gain

first-hand experience on how the federal government works and public policy is shaped. The interns will have an

opportunity to interact and meet appointed and elected officials from all levels of government.

This week, the 2006 Ford Motor Company-CHLI interns met with Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the

Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute, who welcomed the interns to Washington, DC. "We are proud that such a fine

group of students from across the country were selected to represent CHLI in Washington, DC,” said Congressman Diaz-

Balart. "The CHLI-Ford Leadership program will continue to be recognized as valuable resource to help many Hispanic

university students gain hands-on experience in the public policy arena.”

"At Ford we take great pride in partnering with key national Hispanic organizations such as CHLI to empower our

community,” said Raquel Egusquiza, Director, Community Development and International Strategy, Ford Motor Company

Fund. "We are excited to be working with the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute on this innovative leadership


CHLI is proud to announce the 2006 Ford Motor Company-CHLI interns:

Raisa Alicea Karen Anne McClendon

Hometown: Guaynabo, Puerto Rico Hometown: Houston, Texas

University: Brown University University: University of Chicago

Francisco A. Besosa Suzette Roblejo

Hometown: Guaynabo, Puerto Rico Hometown: Miami, Florida

University: Brown University University: Florida State University

Victor David Cota Natalia Rodriguez

Hometown: Irvine, California Hometown: Mundelein, Illinois

University: University of Southern California University: Santa Clara University

Keith Fernandez Nidia Lourdes Salazar

Hometown: Pembroke Pines, Florida Hometown: Riverside, California

University: Florida International University University: University of California-Riverside

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