Latino Enrollment Initiative

The purpose of this initiative is to provide school administrators with training and resources to attract and serve Latino students more effectively.

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 Catholic School 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

  • Read and review the Program Guidelines, linked above
  • Complete the Online Application Form, due by a deadline of Wednesday, January 21.

Please note: for dioceses that are offered positions in the 2015 Latino Enrollment Initiative, Notre Dame will require an additional phone interview with principals to determine final program acceptance.

For More Information

Contact Erika Cedrone, Director of Mission, at 857.209.5155 or