The GW Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute

The Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute draws on the intellectual strength of the George Washington University and the resources of the nation’s capital to cultivate citizen scholars and innovative research focused on the Latino community. Research produced by the institute examines current issues facing our country to encourage diverse perspectives in national dialogue and decision-making, while the Institute’s robust curriculum in leadership and professional development prepares high-achieving students to make a difference and become the leaders of their generation.

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Recent News


What’s Next for DACA?

November 28, 2017

Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute Director Elizabeth Vaquera and scholar Aaron Madrid Aksöz discuss legislation to protect approximately 800,000 Dreamers.

Abigail Zapote, the executive director of Latinos for a Secure Retirement

Cisneros Institute co-sponsors panel event with LULAC chapter

October 17, 2017

Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute co-sponsored a panel event with LULAC featuring advocates and academcis entitled “How Latino millennials can make a difference in their communities.”

2017 cohort of Caminos al Futuro (Photo credit: Judy Licht)

High-Achieving Latino Students Hone Leadership Skills at GW

July 31, 2017

Caminos al Futuro welcomed its second cohort of high school students this summer.


Interested in a potential Cisneros Institute / Excelencia in Education internship or faculty affiliation?

If so, please send a cover letter, personal statement, and your CV/resume to [email protected] with "Excelencia" in the subject line.

Click here to visit the Excelencia in Education website.