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The Gilbert & Jacki Cisneros Foundation

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Support Policy & Awareness

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

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Create Access

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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Empower Students

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.