CHCI’s Aarón Almada Nominated for Coors Light 2015 Líder of the Year

CHCI’s Aarón Almada Nominated for Coors Light 2015 Líder of the Year


CHCI’s Aarón Almada Nominated for Coors Light 2015 Líder of the Year

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Aarón Almada, senior specialist for philanthropy at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) has been selected as one of 12 Coors Light Líderes for his exceptional contributions to the Latino community.  If Aarón is chosen as the Coors Light Líder of the Year, CHCI will receive a $25,000 grant to develop and implement a community leadership program in partnership with Coors Light and to benefit the Hispanic community. The public can vote for Aarón online and on mobile devices at through October 29, 11:00 am CT.

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“I am thrilled to be among such an amazing group of gifted and talented individuals chosen as the 2015 Coors Light Líderes, and proud to be representing such an empowering organization as CHCI,” said Almada.  “Coors Light’s commitment to the Latino community is commendable, and serves as an exemplary model of how a company can and should invest in community.”

Almada was chosen as one of the 2015 Coors Light Líderes because of his work as a mentor and his involvement in giving back to his community.  He serves as the Chair of the Latin American Youth Center Associate Board, where he helps lead a group of young professional volunteers. In 2010, Aarón was named one of Tucson’s ’40 Under 40′ young leaders. He was also recognized as ‘Rising Professional of the Year’ by Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc. and by the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations.  He is a mentor for both the CHCI Congressional Internship Program and the Hispanic Youth with Power & Education Program at the University of Maryland. As a Free and Accepted Mason of Federal Lodge #1 of the District of Columbia, he volunteers his time for the Lodge’s various causes, most recently with beautification projects for Casa Ruby’s new transitional home, a place for homeless transgender young adults.

“For nearly a decade, the Coors Light Líderes program has recognized 128 Latino leaders who are inspiring others and making a difference to improve the quality of life in communities across the country,” said Karina Diehl, Director, Community Commerce and Partnerships at MillerCoors. “We applaud the outstanding accomplishments and dedication of each Líder and are excited about awarding the 2015 Líder of the Year with a $25,000 grant that will help support the Latino community.”

Since 2006, the Coors Light Líderes program has raised awareness and highlighted the achievement of national and local leaders within the Hispanic community. The program offers up-and-coming Latino professional leadership tools, counsel, and networking opportunities. Join the conversation at,, LinkedIn and on Twitter using #CoorsLightLideres.

CHCI is the premier Hispanic leadership development organization in the country firmly rooted in the same three mission cornerstones laid by its founders: Educate. Empower. Connect.

By promoting education attainment and college access, providing unmatched career development experience, and offering award-winning leadership programs that connect program participants to the most powerful network of U.S. leaders, CHCI’s mission is unwavering and more powerful and critical than ever before in our nation’s history.  With its comprehensive approach to leadership development, CHCI directly impacts the lives of over 1,700 students and young professionals each year through its fellowships, congressional internships, scholarships, Ready to Lead (R2L®) college readiness program, and R2L NextGen program, a dramatic increase from the 46 students served in 1999.

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About CHCI
CHCI is the premier Hispanic nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) leadership development organization in the country that educates, empowers, and connects Latino youth by providing leadership development programs and educational services. CHCI directly impacts the lives of more than 1,700 students and young professionals each year through its fellowshipscongressional internships, scholarshipsReady to Lead (R2L®) college readiness program, and R2L NextGen program. CHCI NextOpp is its latest resource allowing young Latinos to save, search and share life-changing opportunities for Latinos across the United States.

The CHCI Board of Directors is comprised of Hispanic members of Congress, nonprofit, union and corporate leaders. Visit, or join us on Facebook, TwitterLinkedInYouTube, and Instagram.

About Coors Brewing Company
Coors Brewing Company was founded in 1873 by Adolph Coors, who chose the Clear Creek Valley in Golden, Colo., for his new brewery because of the pure water in the nearby Rocky Mountain springs. The brewery’s original and most enduring beer is Coors Banquet (,, still brewed exclusively in Golden using only Rocky Mountain water and high-country barley. Coors Light (,, @CoorsLight on Twitter) was introduced in 1978 and now is the second-best-selling beer in the United States. Triple-filtered smooth Keystone Light (, is one the country’s most popular economy beers. Coors Brewing Company operates in the United States and Puerto Rico as part of MillerCoors, a joint venture of SABMiller plc and Molson Coors Brewing Company. Learn more at, at or on Twitter through @MillerCoors.

CHCI’s Aarón Almada Nominated for Coors Light 2015 Líder of the Year