Latino Enrollment Initiative

The purpose of this initiative is to provide school administrators with training and financial resources to help them increase Latino enrollment.

Catholic Extension has partnered with the University of Notre Dame Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) to offer the Latino Enrollment Institute training to school administrators in your diocese. This agreement covers 90 percent of the cost to participate in the Institute, including associated travel expenses. 

The Latino Enrollment Institute is designed for schools that have identified their unmet capacity for enrolling new Latino students. The program consists of a summer workshop at Notre Dame for principals and two of their faculty members, and subsequent coaching and support from ACE staff throughout the year. The ACE program also will convene a mid-year educational workshop for participating principals. For the following two years, ACE staff members will assess the responsiveness at each school and annually monitor enrollment figures.

Principals will learn effective practices and strategies for recruitment and retention of Latino students, become aware of the cultural nuances of working with this community, and understand the common barriers that Latino students face with Catholic schools.

After completing the two-year program, participating schools will be in a position to enroll a markedly higher percentage of Latino students compared to the period before the program began.

Duration: 2 years
Value to Participating Diocese: $6,000 (per school)


 Latino Enrollment Initiative Guidelines

To Apply

Applications are currently closed for this Strategic Initiative.

For More Information

Contact Terry Witherell, Senior Director of Mission, at 508.668.1786 or