Today, Ambassador Kirk met with 22 members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Fellowship program. Ambassador Kirk shared his perspective on the international trade agenda, and offered career development advice to the recent college graduates.
The Fellows asked Ambassador Kirk about his experience serving as the first African-American Mayor of Dallas (from 1995-2002), and about the lessons he learned early in his career while working for U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen. Ambassador Kirk encouraged the Fellows to consider a career in public service, and to stay globally engaged on whatever professional path they choose to pursue.
The CHCI, founded in 1978 by Hispanic Members of Congress, is the only national Latino organization that offers a wide range of programs and activities to support the educational and professional aspirations of Hispanic youth from high school through graduate school and into their chosen careers. Today, there are more than 5,400 alumni across the country in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. CHCI Fellows work in congressional offices on Capitol Hill, corporate federal affairs offices, congressional committees and federal agencies, the White House, and national nonprofit advocacy organizations.