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About Us

Academic Programming. Innovative Research. Latinos Front and Center.

The Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute draws on the intellectual strength of the George Washington University and the resources of the nation’s capital to bring together innovative research focused on the Latino community and culturally competent academic programming and student support.

 

 

Our Priorities

The Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute’s work focuses on four intersecting priority areas that impact the advancement of Hispanics/Latinos in the United States:

 

Higher Education

Higher Education

Higher Education is an important step for advancing into the country's leadership. It is vital that Latinos are represented in all levels of institutions and that they have the support to thrive while there.

Access

Access

In order for Latinos to advance they must have access to opportunities, to aspiration, and to the sites of power.

Economic Equity

Economic Equity

To promote economic equity, we have to open pathways that have traditionally been limited to privileged spaces and think more expansively about the costs of achievement.

Well-Being

Well-Being

We understand well-being as the holistic consideration of social, emotional, and physical factors that impact our daily experiences and, ultimately, our success.

 

 


Trey Johnston

Trey Johnston

Associate Director

"Our comprehensive research and support approach understands Latinos as whole persons whose experiences can and should contribute to our advancement as a community."