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California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Foundation CAPS Program:

Since 1978, the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC) has served as a statewide ethnic business organization advocating, educating, and promoting the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and the needs of their employees. The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Foundation (CHCCF) was created and incorporated in 2008 and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public benefit corporation. The CHCCF works in tandem with the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC) to develop and execute programs that contribute to the capacity and effectiveness of Hispanic organizations, the growth of Hispanic businesses, and Hispanic community, to increase economic opportunities, employment opportunities and a better quality of life for our communities. The CHCC and CHCCF currently serves 90 certified member Hispanic chambers, business associations, and affiliates.

In 2004, the CHCC created and executed its first CAPS Program at its annual convention and at every convention since. The program was instituted to prepare Hispanic college students to graduate and enter the workforce. CAPS provides the students with opportunities available to them in business, public service, community insights and entrepreneurial arenas. The curriculum engages students to develop a network of professionals and advisors, learn soft skills that would be an asset to them in the workforce and business world, and most importantly create future leaders for regional Hispanic chambers and the community. The CAPS Program supports both the CHCC’s and CHCCF’s missions and objectives.

To date, over 272 young professionals completed the CAPS program and the CHCCF has maintained communication and relationships with over 80% the alumnus. Coming from throughout California, CAPS are well-educated, dynamic young professionals ready create positive impacts within their communities, contribute to our economy, and empower others to succeed.

For additional information about the CAPS Program, application process, or partnership opportunities please contact Michell Nguyen, Chief of Staff, at or (916) 444 - 2221.