through innovative leadership development and academic research


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 Hispanics/Latinos to make a difference as leaders for their communities. Learn more about the Institute.


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The Cisneros Institute mobilizes academic research and lived experience to offer culturally-competent leadership development programs for groups from the pre-college to executive-suite level. 

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The Institute supports and produces research on Hispanics/Latinos in the United States with a specific emphasis on four priority areas: Higher Education, Access, Economic Equity, and Well-Being.