CHLI and The Girl Scouts To Host A Congressional Briefing Entitled ‘Young...

CHLI and The Girl Scouts To Host A Congressional Briefing Entitled ‘Young Latinas In Crisis?’


Washington, DC–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)– ADVISORY for March 22nd

The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute and the Girl Scouts of USA (GSUSA) are hosting a congressional briefing on “Young Latinas in Crisis?,” which will be held on Thursday, March 22, 2007, from 8:00 am to 10:00 am at the Rayburn House Office Building B399.

This event is part of a series of public policy briefings that provide an open forum to address issues affecting the Hispanic community.

CHLI Chairman Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart and GSUSA National Chairwoman Patricia Diaz Dennis will be the keynote speakers. Their remarks will be followed by a panel discussion.

The event is open press. If your news organization is interested in covering the event, please contact Mercy Viana Schlapp at 202-429-2033 or 703-470-4794.


Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart, CHLI Chairman

Patricia Diaz Dennis, GSUSA National Chairwoman


Dr. Cristina Beato, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services

Alma Morales Riojas, President/CEO, Mana, a Latina Organization

Deborah Santiago, Vice President for Policy and Research, Excelencia in Education

Lidia Soto-Harmon, Deputy Executive Director, Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital


CHLI Congressional Briefing Series: “Young Latinas in Crisis”


Thursday, March 22, 2007

8:00 am – 10:00 am


Rayburn House Office Building, B339

Established in 2003, CHLI works to promote new and alternative approaches to challenges faced by the 40 million Hispanic and Portuguese Americans living in the United States today. Through educational partnerships, leadership programs, academic seminars and other events, CHLI provides opportunities for discussion and exploration of strategic solutions for community challenges that in turn, benefit the nation as a whole.

About Girl Scouts:

Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls with 3.6 million girl and adult members worldwide. Girl Scouting is the leading authority on girls’ healthy development, and builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. The organization strives to serve girls from every corner of the United States and its territories. Girls Scouts of the USA also serves American girls and their classmates attending American or international schools overseas in 90 countries. For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect or donate to Girl Scouts, call (800) GSUSA 4 U [(800) 478-7248] or visit

CHLI and The Girl Scouts To Host A Congressional Briefing Entitled ‘Young Latinas In Crisis?’