For the 4th consecutive year TCA sponsored the Reyes of Comedy After Party at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s (CHCI) 35th Annual Leadership Conference at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. The annual comedic event featured performances by Erik Rivera, Melissa Villasenor, Alex Reymundo and Felipe Esparza, as well as members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, including José Serrano (D-N.Y.), Charlie Gonzalez (D-Texas) and Silvestre Reyes (D-Texas).
Also in attendance were many notable members of Washington’s Hispanic American community, as well as Representatives Michael Honda (D-Calif.), Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.), Joe Baca (D-Calif.), Nydia Velázquez (D-N.Y.), and Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.). During his welcoming address, Mr. Serrano recognized TCA scholarships for Hispanic American students and thanked TCA for its sponsorship of the event.
Over the years, TCA has worked closely with CHCI, whose programs serve more than 1,500 young Latinos annually, to promote Turkey as a study abroad destination to Hispanic American students and increase the number of Hispanic American recipients of TCA’s Study Abroad in Turkey Minority Scholarship program. Since the inception of the scholarship program in 2008, 74 Hispanic American students who chose Turkey as their study abroad destination benefitted from the TCA scholarship.