Latino Leadership Forum

Linking Community Leadership and Latino Educational Excellence

Monday, April 9

Latino students currently make up 25% of school children and will become a third of the US student population by 2050. Our nation is dependent on these future learners and leaders.

Join NSBA and the National Hispanic Council of School Board Members for a special morning of programming focused on how leaders, policymakers, and advocates can work alongside Latino students and families for collective empowerment.


7:30 am – 8:30 am Continental Breakfast and Networking 
8:30 am – 9:45 am Forum Panel
9:45 am - 10:00 am Break
10:00 am - 11:15 am Forum Panel
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Closing General Session
Featuring Keynote Speaker, Julián Castro

DACA and Immigration Reform: the Impact on the School District and Community Workforce
Since the Trump Administration effectively ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in September of 2017, districts and communities have been thrown into confusion around how to support students and their families. Join us and a diverse panel representing perspectives from the school board, students, teachers, and community leaders as we discuss how this decision and the subsequent uncertainty around a law protecting DREAMers has impacted district operations, community and family safety, and employment. 

Workforce Development: Supporting Latino Students as They Prepare for Careers
This panel of business and community leaders from the San Antonio area will discuss what skills they look for in potential employees, how these skills can be developed, and how Latino students can be specifically supported in overcoming barriers to success. 

Registration Information: 
Attendance is free for annual conference registrants, but you must sign up to attend. Select Latino Leadership Forum when you register online.

If you are already registered for Annual Conference, please click here to sign up.


There is a $75 fee for participants not registered for NSBA Annual Conference. Registration includes access to the Closing General Session, featuring Julián Castro, Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and Former Mayor of San Antonio. 

1. Create your registration profile here.
2. Select “Conference Registration” on the Event Registration page
3. Select “Latino Leadership Forum - Monday Only Registration Fee” for $75 under the events section and select “Add to Cart”

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