The GW Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute

George Washington University alumnus Gilbert Cisneros, BA' 94, and his wife, Jacki, established the GW Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute to help qualified students attain academic success, build leadership skills, and engage in a long-term commitment to making a difference within the Hispanic community. The institute encompasses a pre-college summer program, college scholarship/mentorship support, a post-doctoral fellowship, and public and academic programming.

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Recent News

Cisneros Scholars with Gilbert Cisneros, BA ’94, (center) who established the Cisneros Institute with his wife Jacki.

Vanguard, Cisneros Institute Partner to Diversify PR Workforce

March 08, 2017

Vanguard Communications and the Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute are partnering for Comunicadores for the Future to promote diversity in PR.

Freshman Ian Haimowitz. (William Atkins/GW Today)

First Cohorts of Four Scholarship Programs Look Back at Semester

January 25, 2017

Cisneros Scholars Ian Haimowitz and Kyanna Spaulding reflect on their first semester at GW.

Caminos al Futuro program students

GW Hosts High-Achieving Latino Students for Caminos al Futuro

July 25, 2016

Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute launches program to cultivate leadership potential and “community action” among high school students.



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 with "Excelencia" in the subject line.

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