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.
PA Latino Convention is the most comprehensive events covering all aspects of Latino life in Pennsylvania
A meeting of the state’s movers and shakers, advocates, strategists, leaders, professionals, entrepreneurs, builders and experts, dreamers, game changers, trailblazers, influencers and legends.
The convention is open to everyone! We encourage all Pennsylvanians to attend and participate in the many professional and leadership development opportunities as well as to learn about the issues impacting communities across the state; find collaborative efforts; and, be engaged in data/research/policy work to advance the social, educational, political and economic status of Pennsylvania’s Latino population.
Historic changes in demographics
976,000 Latinos in Pennsylvania (Census 2018); 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
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 (43%)
cities with largest latino population (percentage)
(Philadelphia has the largest number)
Total latinos in the state of pennsylvania
According to recent census, the State of Pennsylvania is home to almost 1 MILLION Latinos.
A Comprehensive Agenda Addressing Holistic Community Development
STATE LEADERSHIP LUNCHEON
Celebrating Latino leadership in Pennsylvania.
NATIONAL LEADERSHIP LUNCHEON
Celebrating Latino leadership in the United States of America.
THE OFFICIAL PENNSYLVANIA STATE DINNER LATINO GALA “FIESTA EN BLANCO”
A night to celebrate the vibrant cultures, sounds and leadership of Pennsylvanians of Latino/Hispanic descent.
TOWN HALLS | PLENARIES | INSTITUTES | PANELS | CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS - 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.
EXPO LATINO: 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.
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.
LATINO DEMOCRATS RECEPTION LATINO REPUBLICANS RECEPTION
Latino leadership is fundamental to sustain our democracy. These receptions are for party leadership to celebrate the Latino community.
2020 HOST CITY RECEPTION
We will reveal where the 3rd Annual PA Latino Convention is going in 2020.
LA SALA DE MI ABUELA CULTURAL CORNER
An area where culture, history and the arts find a commonplace for networking and engagement.
PA’ LANTE LATINO PAC
Launching of a statewide Latino PAC.
PENNSYLVANIA LATINO MEDIA CORP
Launching the PA Latino Media Corps.
A conclave of regional leadership coming together to discuss the future of Pennsylvania’s Latino community by regions of the state.
TED TALK | MI GENTE LATINO STYLE
10 speakers will share motivational and inspiring stories related to triumphs and tribulations, hope and sacrifice.
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
PALC Chair Norman Bristol Colon
CHAIRMAN– Norman Bristol Colon | Lancaster
VICE-CHAIR – Olga Negron | Bethlehem
SECRETARY – Debra Martinez | York
MARKETING AND MEDIA – Luiz Garcia | Allentown
SENIOR ADVISOR - Rogelio Castillo | Bethlehem
- Corporate Relations & Development
- Media, Marketing & Public Relations
- Program, Production & Logistics
- Finance & Procurement
Most frequent asked questions and inquiries.
You will be able to request your registration to attend the PA Latino Convention 2019 in Bethlehem, PA | October 29-31, 2019.
Information on suggested accommodations and other hospitality information for destination city for PALC 2019.
If you would like to participate as a sponsor, please send your sponsor request for consideration.