GJCF In The News

Latino student group hosts first panel event featuring advocates, academics

Why Kindergartners Received Hundreds of Books in Pico Rivera This Month? 

A Day in Space Event Celebrating Careers in STEM Hosted by Generation First Degree – Pico Rivera  Draws Thousands (5/14/17)

Meet the Cisneros Scholars Class of 2020! (1/31/17)

First Cohorts of Four Scholarship Programs Look Back at Semester (1/25/17)

Cisneros Recipients Say Thank You  (7/31/16)

GW Hosts High-Achieving Latino Students for Caminos al Futuro
Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute launches program to cultivate leadership potential and “community action” among high school students.
(7/28/16) read article >

Cisneros Institute Announces New Leadership Scholar of Latino immigration and ethnicity named director; former secretary of the Army and University of New Mexico president to serve as senior fellow.
(7/18/16) read article >

 Generation 1st Degree – Pico Rivera hosts first-ever College Signing Day at El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera (May 2016)

Generation 1st Degree – Pico Rivera hosts astronaut José M. Hernández as part of the ongoing speaker series designed to inspire Pico Rivera youth to attend college.

Lucky and Focused Lottery Winner Uses Millions to Boost Hispanic Students (6/24/2015) read article >

Even from state’s best high schools, Latinos mostly go to community college
New statistics show the Latino Achievement gap isn’t just a product of poor neighborhoods and low performing schools – it’s also found in public schools with the best reputations.
(1/06/14) read article >

The Gilbert and Jacki Cisneros Foundation receives thanks from Cal Poly Pomona University
Cal Poly Pomona University staff and students create a video thank you for The Gilbert and Jacki (CQ) Cisneros Foundation.
(3/04/14) see video here >

Lottery winners give back with Bags of Books for Kindergartners in Pico Rivera
North Ranchito Elementary School kindergarteners receive 10 books through the Bag of Books program sponsored by The Gilbert and Jacki (CQ) Cisneros Foundation at the Pico Rivera campus
(9/12/13) read article >

Cisneros Foundation Awards Grant to Whittier College
Whittier College has received a $30,000 grant from The Gilbert and Jacki Cisneros Foundation to establish the Cisneros Mentor Program at El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera, CA.
(07/01/13) read article >

Lottery Winners Share Wealth to Help Orange County Students
Lottery winners Jacki and Gilbert Cisneros today announced a $50,000 donation through their foundation to help improve math education for 700 Buena Park students.
(03/26/13) read article >

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund Inducts Six Into Alumni Hall of Fame
Gilbert and Jacki Cisneros recognized as 2012 HSF Alumni Hall of Fame inductees.
(10/19/12) read article >

Pico Rivera Lottery Winners Giving Back to Community
Cisneros Family Endowment to Provide Congressional Internships for Latino Students.
(9/7/12) read article >

The Gilbert and Jacki Cisneros Foundation pledges $700,000 to support congressional internships
A foundation created by an Orange County couple who won California’s Mega Millions jackpot has created an endowment to support two Latino students in a congressional internship program.
(10/20/2011-Orange County Register) read article >

Lottery winners give $1.25 million to help Pico Rivera students attend college.
A former Pico Rivera couple who won the lottery donated $1.25 million toward an education campaign that will create 50 scholarships at El Rancho High School and result in more college graduates in the city.
(05/17/2011-Whittier Daily News) read article >

Alumna Jacki Wells Cisneros establishes $1 million endowed scholarship at USC Annenberg.
When alumna Jacki Wells Cisneros and her husband, Gilbert Cisneros, won the Mega Millions lottery in 2010, they vowed to give back to their church and alma maters.
(02/01/11-USC Annenberg News) read article >