The Moreno/Rangel Legislative Leadership Program provides a unique opportunity for Latino/a undergraduate and graduate students across Texas to gain governmental experience first-hand by working in the Texas House of Representatives during legislative session.

Named after the longest serving Hispanic member of the Texas House of Representatives, Paul C. Moreno (El Paso), and the late Irma Rangel (Kingsville), the first Mexican American woman to serve in the Texas Legislature, the program places students with members of the Texas House of Representatives. Students serve as full-time policy Fellows and work alongside experienced legislative staff. They participate in weekly seminars with the opportunity to interact with other Fellows, elected officials, community and policy leaders, and state agency representatives. The program also emphasizes communications training and skill building for more effective participation in the legislative process.

Graduates of the Moreno/Rangel Program develop a skill set and relationships that prepare them to be the next generation of Texas Hispanic leaders and a driving economic force for our state.