Proven strategies and tools for engaging and enrolling Latino families in your community.


The Twin Cities Latino Enrollment Institute (LEI).

A free, two-day conference designed especially for Catholic elementary school principals, presented by the Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota in collaboration with the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE).


To provide school principals, administrators, teachers, and pastors with marketing strategies and school-culture interventions to help attract and better serve Latino families.


The Twin Cities LEI will feature presentations and lectures by school leaders with demonstrated success in implementing innovative Latino outreach strategies. The presenters, most of whom are either current or retired Catholic school principals, 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.


Tuesday, April 28 and Wednesday, April 29, 2020
7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day


University of St. Thomas, Opus Hall, second floor, downtown Minneapolis (map)
Complimentary parking in the Hennepin & 10th ramp, directly beneath Opus Hall
Enter from Hennepin Avenue, at 935 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403


CCF has invited a select group of Catholic elementary schools 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. secretary/front office manager, enrollment or marketing coordinator, school board member, or teacher, etc.
  3. school pastor

More info about compiling your team can be found in the LEI FAQs.


Registration for the Twin Cities LEI is now closed.

If you have questions about your registration or would like to be placed on a waitlist, please email Sara Harwood, Twin Cities LEI program coordinator.


Bridget Kramer, principal at Community of Saints Regional Catholic School, attended an LEI at Notre Dame this past summer. Click here to watch her video invitation to the Twin Cities LEI.


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

Since attending the LEI, our enrollment has increased by nineteen percent, and sixty-eight percent of our new students identify as Hispanic.

Bridget Kramer

Principal, Community of Saints Regional Catholic School


Program Coordinator
For more information about the Twin Cities LEI, email Sara Harwood, program coordinator.