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What to Expect

The theme for the 2024 Adelante Summer Conference is Latino Family and Community Engagement. Join us June 24 - 26, 2024 as we explore engaging and practical ways to empower Latino families in Catholic schools. Join us for the two-and-a-half-day conference on the beautiful campus of University of Notre Dame as we explore creative ways to invite Latino families into our Catholic schools, imagine new ways of fostering community, and ultimately illuminate the gifts that Latino families bring to our schools.

We encourage the participation of superintendents and diocesan leadership, principals, PK-12 grade classroom teachers, instructional coaches, dual language educators and advocates, resource teachers, and anyone else who is engaged in this mission to advance educational opportunities for Latino children. We also encourage school teams to attend!

The Adelante Summer Conference will begin on Monday, June 24th at 5:00p.m. with dinner at Notre Dame Stadium and will conclude on Wednesday, June 26th at noon. Please see the FAQ tab and Conference Cost and Registration tab for additional details.

CONFERENCE GOALS:

The Adelante Summer Conference will support you and your growth in the following ways:

  • Explore creative and tangible ways to invite Latino families into your classrooms and school communities at all grade levels (Pre-K - High school)

  • Imagine and reimagine thoughtful and meaningful ways to foster community: among Latino families, between the parish and school community, with community organizations, in the classroom, etc.

  • Illuminate powerful practices and approaches to empowering Latino families their gifts and talents

  • Hear from dynamic and passionate school leaders, community organizations, educators, pastors, and families who have worked diligently to exercise radical hospitality

  • Collaborate with other Catholic schools around the country who serving Latino families and communities

  • Learn practical tips through a blend of keynote and breakout sessions

  • Deepen your professional and spiritual commitment to ensuring that Latino families thrive in your school

  • Additionally, sessions in Spanish will be available in the breakout sessions

 

For any questions, please contact Dr. Jocelyn Smith (jsmith89@nd.edu)