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.

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.

 
 
 

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

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

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 (43%)

 

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

 


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.

REGIONAL CAUCUSES

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. 


 
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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 2019 in Bethlehem, PA | October 29-31, 2019.

accommodations

Information on suggested accommodations and other hospitality information for destination city for PALC 2019.

SPONSORS

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