As part of our mission to elevate Latino voices at GW and beyond, the Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute invites scholars, fellows, and faculty to contribute to opinion pieces, blogs and articles about contemporary issues affecting Latinos.


Cisneros Institute Announces 2024 Caminos al Futuro Pre-College Cohort

June 14, 2024

Cisneros Institute announces the selection of the 2024 cohort for the Caminos al Futuro Pre-College Program.

Spanish-Speaking Latinos Are More Prone to Misinformation Exposure

June 6, 2024

Written by Karla Madera Tejada, Policy Intern

An Ode to Xiomara and the Immigrant Experience

When Resilience Becomes Exhaustion
May 31, 2024

Written by: Thomas J. Rachko, Jr., Research-to-Policy Implementation Specialist

Cisneros Scholar Named Flag Bearer for the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

May 19, 2024

Cisneros Scholar Annabelle Manzo named flag bearer for 2024 Commencement.

Study Shows Anti-Immigrant Political Rhetoric and Action Threaten Latinx Youth

May 13, 2024

Director Elizabeth Vaquera co-authored the report showing that adolescents with a family member deported or detained in 2018 suffered significant mental health problems later.

Black Beans and Basmati Rice

May 3, 2024

Written by: Sophia Benavente-Sayani, Cisneros Scholar ‘27

Cisneros Institute Celebrates the Class of 2024

April 26, 2024

The Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute is proud to celebrate its fifth graduating cohort of students.

Cisneros Institute Welcomes Dr. Ana Villareal

April 3, 2024

Written by: Sophia Benavente-Sayani, Cisneros Scholar ‘27

From Organizing Farmworkers to Getting out the Vote

April 1, 2024

Julie Chávez Rodríguez, the grandchild of César Chávez and adviser to two U.S. presidents, discussed the importance of Latinos in U.S. politics with CBS News’ Ed O’Keefe.

Building Bridges

March 19, 2024

Written by Georgette Encinas, Cisneros Scholar '25

Student Success: Coaching and Me

March 12, 2024

Written by Zael Hurtado, Cisneros Scholar '25

Celebrating Afro-Latines: Nicaragua’s Palo de Mayo

February 21, 2024

Written by Delilah Cruz, Cisneros Scholar '25