Proven strategies and tools for engaging, enrolling, and serving Latino families in our school communities

Registration will open in early 2022.


The Twin Cities Latino Enrollment Institute (LEI).

A free, two-day conference designed especially for Catholic elementary school leaders (principals, pastors, enrollment directors, etc.) sponsored by the Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota and presented by the University of Notre Dame’s Catholic School Advantage program.


To provide Catholic elementary schools with marketing strategies and school-culture interventions to help attract and better serve Latino families.


Tuesday, April 26 and Wednesday, April 27, 2022
7:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. each day
breakfast at 7:30 a.m.; conference begins at 8:15 a.m.
Social time from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26


University of St. Thomas, Opus Hall, second floor, downtown Minneapolis (map)


The Twin Cities LEI will feature presentations and lectures by national Catholic school leaders with demonstrated success in implementing innovative Latino outreach strategies. The presenters have years of experience serving culturally and linguistically diverse student populations, and provide authentic witness to the notion that a Catholic school’s success is not dependent on the abundance of resources that it brings to bear, but rather on the authenticity and vigor with which it develops fresh and imaginative ways to carry out its mission.


CCF is inviting Catholic elementary schools and supporters of Catholic education from the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Each school is encouraged to bring a team of three representatives, comprised of:

  1. school principal (required)
  2. enrollment or marketing manager (or any individual key to engaging and serving Latino families)
  3. school pastor


Registration for the Twin Cities LEI will open in early 2022. Space will be limited. Early registration is encouraged.


Check out the Twin Cities FAQ page for answers to many of your questions.


Learn more about Notre Dame’s Catholic School Advantage LEI program.

More more information about the Twin Cities LEI, email program manager Sara Harwood.