Office of Multicultural Student Services

Si Se Puede Conference
Welcome to the Si Se Puede Conference designed to provide students with tools for educational success. This annual event is a collaboration by Lewis University Faculty, Staff, Students and community supporters such as Junior Achievement and ISAC.

In 2002, Lewis University sought and received a 3M Vision Grant focused on Emerging Directions in Latina/o Leadership. The design of the research involved community leaders, professors, university staff, graduate students, undergraduates, and high school aged youth in a search for both key issues impacting the emergence of Latina/o leadership and the implementation of an action plan appropriate to the university as a response.

The Si Se Puede Conference was named after the phrase ¡Si Se Puede! or Yes You Can! This persuasive motto was exclaimed by civil rights leaders Dolores Huerta and the late Cesar E. Chavez to motivate the migrant farmworkers in their pursuit of improved working conditions.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Registration will begin in September 2016.

Participants will engage in workshops designed specifically for their educational goals. The choices include:
  • High School Success Track for freshmen, sophomores and juniors (total capacity 200 students)
  • High School Success Track for seniors (total capacity 50 students)
  • Session for High School Educators

Download the Agenda.