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CAPS Program

“Creating A Path to Success” (CAPS) Program 

In 2004, as part of the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC) 25th Anniversary and the 50th Anniversary of the landmark decision of Brown v. Board of Education, the CHCC launched the first CAPS Program. This program is an intensive 6-month training that provides real-world skills for young professionals, such as interview skills, etiquette for professional gatherings,networking and learning about optimizing personal strengths.

The CAPS program celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2014, and from its inception continues to empower college students to become the next generation of successful civic and business leaders through training, network-building, and ongoing engagement with leaders in business development.


CLICK HERE to view 2019 CAPS Presentation at CHCC Annual Convention in Stockton, CA.

CLICK HERE to view 2019 CAPS Retreat Highlight Video at Google Headquarters in Playa Vista, CA

CLICK HERE to view the 2014 10th Anniversary CAPS video

To empower and train the next generation of successful civic and business leaders, the 2019 CAPS Program curriculum includes:

  • Business Etiquette 
  • Self and Group Awareness
  • Strengths Finder - Maximize Your Potential
  • Branding Yourself
  • The Art of Networking 
  • Public Services
  • Community/Chamber Engagement
  • Entreprenuership
  • Public Speaking
  • Negotiations and Conflict Management
  • Budget and Financial Planning
  • Leadership Skills
  • Mock Interview

Applicant basic criteria:

  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA. 
  • Junior or senior in college or university preferred; other experience levels are welcomed to apply if focused on preparing for a career
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a California resident; may be attending school elsewhere
  • Be available without restrictions during the time frame of the CHCC Annual Convention
  • Complete and submit the C.A.P.S. application by the deadline

Acceptance to the C.A.P.S. Program includes the following for (3) retreats:

  • Hotel accomodations
  • Meals 
  • Registration (for Convention/Receptions)
  • Enrollment in CAPS workshops
  • Program supplies 
  • Travel to retreat locations (if needed)

How to Apply 


Click here to download the CAPS APPLICATION

Questions? Please contact the CHCC office at 916.444.2221 or via email: