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​​​Latinos Empowered At DePaul (LEAD)

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Latinos Empowered At DePaul (LEAD) is an affinity group committed to the advancement of Latinos by providing a network of support and communication, creating mentorship opportunities and addressing current issues affecting the Latino community.

CBS News Chicago featured Chicago Mosaic, a new book which uses objects to tell stories of immigrants. 
To read the story in English, please click here​. To read the story in Spanish, please click here.

2022 Latinx Graduation Celebration

On May 26, 2022, we celebrated over 150 Latinx students in a special graduation ceremony. Below is a viewbook from the ceremony as well as a congratulatory message from the DePaul University Latinx Alumni Chapter.





​Upcoming events:

More events in the works....stay tuned!

LEAD holiday party group picture

Past Events:

  • Fall Gathering, November 2018 
  • Holiday Fiesta, November 2017
  • Annual Recorrido del Sol/Illinois Dream Fund 5k Run/Walk on Sunday, April 30, 2017
  • Welcome Reception for Dean Guillermo Vasquez De Velasco, February 2017
  • Misa Guadalupana, December 2016
  • Holiday Fiesta, December 2016
  • Misa En Espanol, November 2016
  • LEAD Dia del Los Muertos Potluck, October 2015
  • 4th Annual Recorrido del Sol 5k Run/Walk, April 2015
  • Cinco De Mayo event, May 2015

Executive Board:

 Jesús Pando — Faculty Co-Chair Eunice Amador  — Staff Co-Chair
 Tania Rodriguez — Treasurer Areli Contreras  — Secretary
 Flor Reza — Social and Events Co-Chair
 Marcela L. Reales Visbal — Social and Events Co-Chair
 Jose Perales — At-large Member Vacancy — At-Large Member Vacancy — At-Large Member

 Antonio Polo  — Past Faculty Co-Chair Monica Ramos  — Past Staff Co-Chair​

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