Our Mission:

Empower.

We promote Latino/Hispanic achievements and preparation for local, state, national and global competitiveness by fostering excellence and ensuring equal access to all aspects of Pennsylvania’s shared prosperity and responsibility.

 
 
 

Call to Action

Pennsylvania’s Latino community is the fastest growing segment of the population, accounting for more than fifty-percent of the state’s population growth in the last two decades. 

 
 

Our Impact

Historic changes in demographics

896,000 Latinos in Pennsylvania (Census, July 2017); Latinos are reaching 1 million in Pennsylvania – making it the fastest growing ethnic group.

222 Latino Corridor: Corazón de la Comunidad

The 222 Corridor gets its name from route 222.  For the Latino community, it is more than that.  The regions of Easton, Bethlehem, Allentown, Lancaster, Lebanon, York, Harrisburg and Gettysburg and its surroundings are home to more than fifty-percent of the state’s total Latino population.  Confidently we can say, as of today, that the 222 Corridor is the heart of the Latino community – el corazón de la comunidad.

6 out of the top 8 cities in Pennsylvania with largest Latino population are located in the 222 Latino Corridor.  The school districts of Reading, Allentown, Lancaster, Lebanon have majority Latino student population – Reading surpassing 80%, Allentown and Lancaster more than 60%.

Hosting the first annual Pennsylvania Latino Convention in the 222 Latino Corridor is a reaffirmation of this unprecedented growth and the opportunities to establish a statewide Latino agenda impacting Latinos in all of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties.  The corazón Latino is pounding hard in our commonwealth.

 

LATINO PRESENCE IN PENNSYLVANIA

TOP. 10

MUnicipalities in pennsylvania with latino population:

Toughkenamon, PA (72.1%)

Avondale, PA (65.6%)

Reading, PA (60.0%)

Westland, PA (56.8%)

Kennet Square, PA (49.7%)

York Springs, PA (49.3%)

West Hazelton, PA (46.9%)

Hazleton, PA (46.3%)

Allentown, PA (46.0%)

Lancaster, PA (39.7%)

 

TOP.  8

cities with largest latino population (percentage)

Reading

Hazleton

Allentown

Kennet Square

Lebanon

Lancaster

York

Bethlehem

(Philadelphia has the largest number)

 
 

STATE PA

Total latinos in the state of pennsylvania

According to recent census, the State of Pennsylvania is home to almost 1 MILLION Latinos.

 


 

Special Events

A Comprehensive Agenda Addressing Holistic Community Development

 


OPENING PLENARY "IMMIGRATION AND MIGRATION: NEW PENNSYLVANIANS"

Pennsylvania is home to almost 1 million Latinos and is home to the second largest migration of Puerto Ricans after Hurricane Maria, this plenary discusses challenges and opportunities for new Pennsylvanians.

Town hall on latino health

Addressing health disparities and culturally-competent care.

Opening networking reception

Connect with the state's Latino executives, business owners, civic leaders, and professionals to gain deep insight of our impact in the commonwealth.

national leadership luncheon

Presenting data on the state of Latinos in the United States with a national keynote speaker.

gala dinner reception

A night to celebrate the vibrant cultures, sounds and the arts of Pennsylvanians of Latino/Hispanic descent with movers and shakers from around the state. Honoring the legacy of men and women of courage.

health & wellness pavilion | education pavilion | exhibitors

Exhibitors will have the opportunity to make profitable new business contacts, present new products, educate decision makers and fulfill entrepreneurial outreach, diversity and recruitment programs.

State leadership luncheon

Presenting data on the state of Latinos in Pennsylvania with a state keynote speaker.
 

plenary on latino business and the economy

A roadmap to strengthen the Latino/Hispanic business community.

plenary on latino education

Reading, Lancaster, Lebanon and Allentown represent a majority Latino student population in their schools.

town hall on young latinX

The Latino community is the youngest community in the state and nation - drafting a plan for Latino progress must include the voices of young Latinas and Latinos. PALC Partners and Sponsors.

town hall on latino poverty | closing breakfast

The biggest challenge can no longer be ignored. Experts will discuss systemic and social dynamics contributing to Latino poverty in Pennsylvania.

institutes | concurrent workshops - more than 30 professional development events

Professional development featuring inspirational stories, leading seminars and speakers on issues that matter to all: health, civic engagement, small business and entrepreneurship, housing, leadership, policy, immigration, education, and poverty.

PENNSYLVANIA HISPANIC COLLEGE FAIR

Colleges, universities and other post-secondary opportunities are invited to join us!  During the Convention, we will be inviting high school students to attend the Pennsylvania Hispanic College Fair located in the exhibits and expo area.  Institutions must register to attend. 


 
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JULY 2018

The Latino community of Pennsylvania is at the edge of reaching one million – a historic milestone in our state.  This convention is created to serve as a bridge for educational, health, housing, employment, and economic advancements in Latino communities throughout Pennsylvania using data, research and policy for measurable community progress

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PALC Chair Norman Bristol Colon 

 

 
 

Important Information

Most frequent asked questions and inquiries.

 
 

register

You will be able to request your registration to attend the PA Latino Convention 2018 in Lancaster, PA | Sept 20-22, 2018

accommodations

Information on suggested accommodations and other hospitality information for destination city for PALC 2018.

volunteer

If you would like to participate as a volunteer, please send your volunteer request for consideration.