Latino Littles Participated in May Legislative Day on Capitol Hill


Members of the Hispanic National Bar Association invited 10 Little Brothers and Little Sisters to join them for “Legislative Day,” which was held May 9th on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC. This national partnership with the Hispanic Bar Association exposes children of Hispanic descent to Hispanic attorneys.

The Latino Littles from H. D. Cooke Elementary School and Aristide Ventura, Program Director of Hermanos y Hermanas Mayores, enjoyed a busy day, which included a breakfast panel with the Bar Association and a visit to the Securities Exchange Commission. Judge Jimmie Reyna hosted the group in his chambers and private office at the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Federal Circuit. He also took them to his courtroom and explained how a case could be presented and allowed each child an opportunity to sit on the bench.

latino-cap-2After lunch, the children met with Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton in her office for a private chat. She showed them photographs of Washington many years ago and talked about DC history. The children also saw Congressional Representatives in the Rayburn Building.

Partnerships and programs like these help Littles expand their horizons and think big about career choices for their productive and positive futures.