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.
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 is important for advancing into the country's leadership. Latinos must be represented in all levels of institutions and have the support to thrive while there.
In order for Latinos to advance they must have access to opportunities, to aspiration and to the sites of power.
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.
We understand well-being as the holistic consideration of social, emotional and physical factors that impact our daily experiences and, ultimately, our success.
"Our comprehensive research and support approach understands Latinos as whole persons whose experiences can and should contribute to our advancement as a community."