Latinx Education Summit

LatinxEd invites you to attend the annual Latinx Education Summit on Wednesday, September 14, and Thursday, September 15 at the Conference Center at Guilford Technical Community College!

The Latinx Education Summit is an annual statewide gathering of Latinx leaders and education champions that focuses on building collective action, developing new strategies, and mobilizing resources to address the myriad of educational challenges Latinx students face in North Carolina.

Over this two-day Summit, participants will learn about the current state of Latinx education in North Carolina and identify actionable steps that guarantee programs and policies intended to advance educational equity are inclusive of the needs of Latinx children and families.

It’s clear that as the makeup of our schools and communities continues to change, the success of North Carolina depends on the success of Latinx students and families. Join us to listen, learn, and build community with fellow education champions invested in the future of the Latinx community and our state.

LatinxEd will reveal its State of Latinx Education, a recap of its year-long #SomosNC Listening Tour along with lessons learned from speaking to students, parents, and educators across North Carolina. The issue areas included will anchor the two-day Summit which will include panel discussions, workshops, community-building opportunities, and keynote addresses!

Topics of discussion will include: college access and success, teacher diversity, immigration policy, Latinx leadership, culturally responsive pedagogy, mental health, among other issues relevant to the success of Latinx students in our state.


Wednesday, September 14th
10:00 AM: Welcome The State of Latinx Education in NC
11:00 AM: Keynote Dr. Sharon Contreras: Reflections on Leading for Equity
Lunch & Networking Hour
1:30 PM: Panel Discussions Emerging Hispanic Serving Institutions: Lessons from Education Leaders and Implications for NC
Representation Matters: How Nuestra Comunidad Shows up in our Schools
It Takes a Village: Equitable Strategies to Support Immigrant Families
Returning to Learning: Investing in Adult Learners for Postsecondary Success
3:00 PM: Panel Discussions La Cultura Cura: Mental Health Strategies for Latinx Families
Leadership in Action: How Community Colleges are Advancing Latinx Student Success
Promoting Language Justice: Expanding Bilingual Education in North Carolina
2030 Vision: Supporting Latinx Workforce Development + Entrepreneurship
4:30 PM: Closing Plenary Panel Opening the Golden Door: Transforming Pathways to Education for Immigrant Youth
7:30 PM: Dinner Celebrating Milestones & Leadership
Thursday, September 15th
9:00 AM: Community Connections From Dreams to Action: Part I
11:00 AM: Community Connections From Dreams to Action: Part II
12:30 PM: Lunch Closing Keynote
1:30 PM: Closing Remarks Critical Calls to Action Moving Forward

We believe the following groups of leaders will greatly benefit from the information being shared at our Summit:

+ Latinx education leaders working in schools, community colleges, college access university outreach programs, and/or non-profit organizations serving the educational needs of the community.

+ School and district leaders eager to contribute to and learn from conversations centering the needs of Latinx students and families in their local community.

+ Local and state policymakers with a desire to contribute to a conversation about the challenges and opportunities to advancing Latinx student success.

+ Community, nonprofit, and philanthropic leaders invested in the educational success of Latinx students in NC.

Attend Our Summit!

Our Latinx Education Summit has multiple ticket options for our attendees to choose from! Please purchase the ticket based on your role in the community, and keep a lookout on our Early Bird discounts and Scholarship opportunities!

Our Early Bird tickets are a limited time offer of $25 off all ticket admissions!
Ticket sales on Early Bird discounts end on Friday, August 19th.

Scholarship Opportunity

LatinxEd is offering scholarships to cover the summit registration fees and one night stay at a local hotel. This scholarship is part of LatinxEd’s commitment to advancing diverse leadership in education and eliminating financial barriers to participation. Please note that this scholarship is specifically for leaders of color in the education sector with limited financial means who are based in North Carolina.

In our scholarship request form, you’ll answer questions that will help the LatinxEd team learn more about you and your interest in attending the 2022 Latinx Education Summit. This application is due by 11:59 PM on Monday, August 15th.

Summit Venue

The 2022 Summit will take place at The Conference Center At Guilford Technical Community College (7908 Leabourne Road #9707 Colfax, NC 27235)

Hotel Information

We have an exclusive group rate with the Greensboro-High Point Marriott Airport Hotel! The room rate is $149 per night and offers standard WiFi for all guests. This offer expires on Wednesday, August 24th so please book as soon as you can!