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July 24, 2007
Contact: Lorena Blanco
(210) 861-4191 or

WHO: Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities HACU National Internship Program

Confirmed Speakers Include:
The Hon. Carlos M. Gutierrez, U.S. Secretary of Commerce
The Hon. Joe Baca, Chair, Congressional Hispanic Caucus 
Dr. Antonio R. Flores, President & CEO, HACU

WHAT: Black-Tie Gala Celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the HACU National Internship Program (HNIP)

WHEN: Thursday, July 26, 2007
 6:00 p.m. – Congressional Reception
 7:00 p.m. – Program and Dinner

WHERE: J.W. Marriott Hotel
 Grand Ballroom
 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
 Washington, District of Columbia

WHY: Since 1992, more than 6,500 individuals have benefited from meaningful paid HACU internships in the public and private sectors through the HACU National Internship Program (HNIP).

As the youngest and largest ethnic population, Hispanics make up one of every three new workers in the overall workforce, and by 2025 are projected to make up one of every two new workers. Yet, Hispanics remain the only under-represented ethnic group in the Federal Government.

At the event, presentation will be made of an independent analysis of past program participants, showing that HNIP not only increases professional career opportunities for participants, but is truly a “best practice” in the recruitment of Hispanics into the federal government.