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2024 Latinos In Action
Leadership Conference


Join our 10,000+ K12 students, University Chapters, Teachers, and School administrators at our 2024 Leadership Conference in universities nationwide. 

Latinos In Action


Mount Vernon High launched LIA in 2021 and currently offers it as a Dual Credit course. The Washington “famiLIA” has expanded to 3 schools in Mount Vernon and Bellingham school districts.


Forest Grove High launched LIA in 2021 and runs 4 class sections. Currently 3 schools run LIA in Oregon, in Forest Grove and Ontario school districts.


LIA reached “The Golden State” in 2018 and currently operates in 2 central California schools.


The Northeastern US introduced LIA in Connecticut in 2018. Currently 9 schools run our program in Hartford, Danbury, New Britain, and New London school districts.


Denver Public Schools brought LIA to Colorado in 2018 with 1 school. We have now grown to 13 schools in Adams 12, Aurora, Boulder Valley, Denver, Littleton, and Jeffco school districts.


“The Grand Canyon State” launched LIA in Isaac School District in 2018. We have now grown to 4 schools in Arizona in Isaac, Mesa, and Phoenix school districts.


Leman Middle has pioneered LIA in West Chicago since 2017, and the school currently runs 5 sections of LIA.


Des Moines school district introduced LIA into 1 high school in 2019, and has since grown to 3 high schools.


Clark County school district jumped into LIA by launching 3 schools in 2019, and has since grown to 8 schools.

New York

LIA reached “The Empire State” in 2019, launching at Multicultural High. We have since grown to 3 schools in New York Public Schools and Hicksville school district in Long Island.

New Mexico

LIA signed a contract with the state of New Mexico to launch and grow Latinos In Action. Currently 4 schools have launched LIA in Albuquerque and Pecos school districts, with big plans for growth coming soon!


In 2001, Founder/CEO Dr. Jose Enriquez began the first class of Latinos In Action at Timpview High School in Provo, Utah. Since then LIA has grown to 130+ schools in 24 school districts.


Broward County school district brought LIA to the east coast with their 2014 pilot. Since then Florida has become the state with the most schools running LIA, reaching 160+ schools in 9 school districts.


One of LIA’s earliest adopters, Idaho has been running Latinos In Action at Jerome High School since 2012. We have grown to 14 schools in Blackfoot, Caldwell, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Kimberly, Minidoka, Preston, Teton, and Twin Falls school districts. Several LIA schools run the program as a Dual Enrollment course.

Our 4 Essentials

The LIA Student

The 30/40/30 model is our strategic way to structure the student makeup of the class.

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The Elementary Partnership

During the class period, LIA students provide literacy tutoring at local elementary schools.

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The LIA Leadership Structure

Each LIA student participates in a class leadership committee, gaining hands-on learning experiences.

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The College and Career Readiness Curriculum

LIA’s curriculum combines evidence-based instructional
strategies and culturally-responsive teaching best practices.

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Leadership doesn't necessarily come from those who seek a position, but from those who position themselves to serve those who seek.

Dr. Jose Enriquez
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

We are LIA

The Latinos In Action course is designed to meet individual needs and empower all students to succeed,
bringing together high achievers and those with untapped potential.

Personal Assets

All LIA students identify and leverage their cultural, social, and personal assets.

Excellence in Education

All LIA students graduate high school, college and career ready.


All LIA students participate in weekly literacy tutoring to young students.


All LIA students take on leadership positions in LIA committees and gain hands-on leadership experience.

Our Partners

Latinos In Action collaborates with partners across a wide range of industries. Together we are empowering Latino families in our communities and connecting them with resources and opportunities. 

The LIA Experience

LIA's Values

We are open and welcoming to all who have the desire to further their learning and become leaders in their communities. We create an environment of inclusivity where people from all backgrounds and beliefs come together to help each other learn and grow.

Lia Vision

Be the model for Latino youth engagement through personal assets, excellence in education, service, and leadership.

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