First University of Notre Dame Latino Enrollment Institute held in the National Capital Region

Earlier this month we were honored to partner with the Archdiocese of Washington to bring the Latino Enrollment Institute (LEI) here, to Washington DC, and provide a unique opportunity to local Catholic schools to participate and benefit from this breakthrough program.

The LEI is a program founded and led by the University of Notre Dame in response to national data indicating that Latinos are both the fastest-growing segment of the Catholic Church in the United States, and the most underserved by Catholic schools. Featuring presentations by elementary school leaders with demonstrated success in engaging the Latino community, the LEI provides school principals and pastors with clear and concrete strategies to transform their schools to attract and serve Latino students more effectively.

Principals, pastors, and staff from 50 local Catholic schools participated in the professional development training. Following the conference, 10 school leaders will have the opportunity to discuss challenges and best practices through participation in the Latino Enrollment Institute’s Principal Mentorship Program.