Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
on Tuesday, 15 September 2020.
Join our Catholic School Advantage team as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th-October 15th. Check back often, as we'll continue to add resources to help you honor this special month in your homes and classrooms.
Hispanic Heritage Month Reflections
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we share a few moments from Paty Salazar Harty’s moving commencement address to ACE grads this summer about her journey as the child of immigrants, the power of a teacher, and the gifts brought to schools by English language learners.
One of My Fondest Memories
The impact of one ACE teacher carries ripple effects for the next generation.
The Best Gift Anyone Could Ever Have
From little girl hiding her heritage to school leader sharing her experiences, Paty tells her story.
Ways to Grow Your Awareness
Celebrate Student Names in Your Classroom
Listen to Itzxul Moreno share why it’s so important to learn to pronounce students’ names properly, and commit to carefully working on your pronunciation this month.
Learn about Latino Access to Catholic Schools
Listen to Fr. Joe Corpora, CSC, discuss the article, "Es Su Escuela Nuestra Escuela? Latino Access to Catholic Schools." Fr. Joe serves as Director of University-School Partnerships in the Alliance for Catholic Education and the Coordinator of Student Care for Campus Ministry. He has been instrumental in striving to increase the percentage of Latinos who send their children to Catholic elementary and secondary schools. In this conversation, Fr. Joe shares important demographic information, heartwarming stories, and practical strategies for schools who are committed to welcoming Latino children.
Implement a Strategy to Make Your School More Welcoming to Latinos
Throughout the United States, Latino populations are on the rise, especially in the Catholic church. Latinos now make up approximately 70 percent of all practicing Catholics in the United States under the age of thirty-five, yet only 3 percent of school-aged Latino children are enrolled in Catholic schools. Oftentimes, Latino families can feel disconnected with their local Catholic school, many of which are designed to cater to an immigrant community of a different generation. Here are eight ways to help your school become more welcoming to Latino families.
Understand the Theology behind Serving Immigrant Students
The following video focuses on the theology of serving our immigrant students. Immigration is a critical issue of our times. After reflecting briefly on the current reality of migration in the United States, we focus on the theological foundations of our commitment to serving immigrant students.
St. Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin
St. Maria Guadalupe Garcia Zavala
Mother Laura Montoya
Saint Jose Sanchez del Rio