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UTEP Education Professor to Study Dreamer Centers

Last Updated on May 31, 2018 at 12:00 AM

Originally published May 31, 2018

By UC Staff

UTEP Communications

The UCLA UndocuScholars Project awarded a $15,000 grant to Jesus Cisneros, Ph.D., assistant professor with The University of Texas at El Paso’s Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations. Cisneros conducted research into Dreamer Resource Centers and other institutional support for undocumented students.

Jesus Cisneros UTEP
Jesus Cisneros, Ph.D., assistant professor with The University of Texas at El Paso’s Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations, was awarded a $15,000 grant from the UCLA UndocuScholars Project.

Cisneros, the project’s principal investigator, and his team have interviewed representatives from more than 50 U.S. higher education institutions who coordinate support services for undocumented students.

The project’s goals are to gather the necessary information to create a network of centers and practitioners, enhance the visibility of such centers, fashion a successful Dreamer Resource Center model, and use the model to grow additional centers across the country.

Cisneros is being assisted by a UTEP graduate student and a colleague from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He expects to produce a research brief by August and the final report by the end of 2018.