March 22 – American Dream Fellowship Application Due


The Cisneros Center for New Americans is currently accepting applications for the 2015 – 2016 American Dream Fellowship, a paid opportunity for young and driven leaders who are passionate about empowering new immigrant families to fully engage their communities and achieve their American Dream.

During this paid 13-month experience, Fellows will work together with community stakeholders in our host communities to address barriers to integration for new immigrant families. Fellows will educate, advocate, and innovate.

  • Educate. Fellows will work to instill a sense of urgency about education in new immigrant families by engaging family members in educational goals and breaking down barriers to academic achievement. In the process, the Fellows themselves will grow in their understanding and appreciation of the host community, and will embark in their own journey of personal growth.
  • Advocate. Fellows will work to improve access for immigrants to the resources and services they need to pursue the American Dream, including through the framework we have developed: A Road Map to the American Dream. To do this, Fellows will create strong and meaningful relationships with community members and stakeholders, and use their work to lend a voice to the community’s needs.
  • Innovate. Fellows will work closely with the community to leverage collective impact, proven strategies, and innovative technologies. The host community’s leadership and Fellows will work closely to generate creative solutions that maximize resources and impact.

The American Dream Fellowship will begin in July of 2015 and run through August of the 2016.  During the first month of their commitment, Fellows will participate in a rigorous training based in San Antonio.  During their tenure, Fellows will be supported and developed by the Cisneros Center staff and high level leaders.

Fellows will receive a competitive salary and full benefits.

To learn more about the 2014 Fellows, click here.

For additional information about the Fellowship, click here.

How do you apply?

Candidates can apply directly. The deadline for applications is 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, March 22, 2015. The application includes:
•   Basic information
•   Resume
•   Personal Statement
•   1 Recommendation Letter*
•   1 Reference

*Please Note: Recommenders should submit their letter here.

Please visit to apply

For more information register for one of our Google Hangouts, hosted by Cisneros Center Staff and Fellows:
March 11, 2015 @ 2 PM EST

If you cannot attend one of our Google Hangouts or would like to speak with a team member one-on-one, schedule an appointment at or email us at

“At the Cisneros Center, we envision a future where every child, whether native born or adopted by our nation, has the opportunity to achieve their American Dream.”

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