Newman Latino Leaders Program


According to the most recent U.S. Census, Latinos are the second largest ethnic group in the nation. As of July 1st, 2014, the Hispanic population in the US was 55 million. Since then, this figure has only increased. The Latino presence and impact in American society is simply undeniable and ever-growing. And while the Latino influence continues to expand, many American Latinos are also losing their Catholic Faith roots at an alarmingly fast rate, especially during the formative college years.

In response to this reality, the Newman Center has designed the Newman Latino Leaders (NLL) program to offer Catholic formation to Latino students at the University of Pennsylvania. The program aims to help students grow into active, good citizens who will ultimately become Catholic leaders in their communities at Penn and beyond. Through the warm and healthy NLL community, Latino students will be integrated into Catholic life and leadership at the Newman Center and on campus more generally. Through this integration, Catholics will be united in Faith at Penn and in the US.

You are simply destined to be a leader. You are destined to grow in the Faith and Love of God and lead His people by using the Talents He gave you. The NLL Program will help you discover and claim the Catholic leader inside you so that you can make the positive impact that you are destined for.

From chilling in Reflection Groups, to volunteering, to work-study, to attending Spanish Mass, there are many ways to get involved and unleash your inner Catholic Leader.  Click here if you’re interested and come join!

If you have any questions, feel free to email Javier de la Flor: