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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.

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:

Antonio Polo — Faculty Co-Chair
Monica Ramos   Staff Co-Chair
Elizabeth Aquino   Past Faculty Co-Chair
Mariella Palacios   Past Staff Co-Chair
Vacancy — Secretary
Jose Perales— Treasurer
Ruben Alvarez — At-large Member
Vacancy — At-Large Member
Vacancy — At-Large Member

For more information, please email