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.
The challenges many of today’s college-bound Hispanic students face are immense. From the lack of financial support to having to navigate the college process alone without anyone to lean on, attending college may seem like a daunting proposition for many young Hispanics.
However, we believe that with the support of a community of leaders and like-minded organizations, these challenges can be overcome, ushering in a new era where Hispanic students will see the path to college as the expectation and not the exception. As such, we’re committed to funding policy and awareness programs that paint an accurate picture of where we are and where we need to be. We are also committed to empowering students through experiential college programs that put them face-to-face with today’s leaders and set them on a clear path to leadership as a result. Lastly, we are deeply committed to supporting community-based initiatives that, through their innovation and deep understanding of the challenges faced by first-generation Hispanic students, provide a college onramp for students. We are excited to work with dedicated and innovative organizations that share our enthusiasm and hope for a bright tomorrow.
The Gilbert and Jacki Cisneros Foundation is an endeavor of compassion, and deals with an issue that is personal to us, but ultimately, of importance to many. We hope that together, we can take an important step forward toward making a positive difference in the lives of Hispanic students for many generations to come.
Gilbert and Jacki Cisneros