The Gilbert and Jacki Cisneros Foundation works to cultivate a community that supports Latino education, and our aim is to identify and support the key factors that lead to Latino student success.

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A college-going culture is beginning to take root in Pico Rivera, California, a community that is close to our heart. Jacki’s grandfather was once the mayor of Pico Rivera and it is where she grew up.

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For most high performing Latino students, attending a selective university is simply not on the landscape. More than half of the highly academically qualified yet low-income Latino students are undermatching, or going to schools that they are overqualified for.

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    Welcome from Gilbert & Jackie

    On behalf of the Gilbert and Jacki Cisneros Foundation, it is our pleasure to welcome you to our website. Through our foundation, we seek to increase the education level of Hispanic Americans, as well as nurture a community that supports and values the importance of Hispanic education.

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