Si Se Puede Conference - Overview

Si Se Puede Conference

The Si Se Puede Conference is designed to provide Latinx students with a tool kit tools for educational success. This annual event is a collaboration by Lewis University Faculty, Staff, Students and the community.

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

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

DATE: SATURDAY OCTOBER 15, 2022
TIME: 8:30AM-NOON
LOCATION: ST. CHARLES BORROMEO NORTH CAMPUS
101 AIRPORT RD, ROMEOVILLE, IL 60446


Participants will engage in information sessions designed specifically for their educational goals. The sessions include:

  • Program information about nursing, chemistry, crimincal justice
  • Learn how to afford college
  • Admissions overview

SCHEDULE
8:30 AM Registration/Check-in
  • Continental breakfast provided
Location: St. Charles Borromeo
101 Airport Rd
Romeoville, IL 60446
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Registration/Check-in Location: St. Charles Borromeo
Convocation Hall
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM Keynote Speaker - Elizabeth Vivanco
  • Principal / Dircectora of Brady Elementary in Aurora, IL.
St. Charles Borromeo
Convocation Hall
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM *Workshop Rotation 1 Nursing - SB 160
10:15AM – 10:45 AM Workshop Rotation 2 Chemistry - SB 156
Criminal Justice - SB 154
10:45AM – 11:15 AM Workshop Rotation 3 How to Afford College - Convocation Hall
11:15AM – 11:45 AM Workshop Rotation 4 Admissions Overview - SB 171
11:45 AM Closing St. Charles Borromeo
Convocation Hall
12:00 AM Optional Self-Guided Tours St. Charles Borromeo
Convocation Hall


*Participants will be able to choose 4 of the following workshops:

WORKSHOP OFFERINGS:

Nursing
Discover why our Nursing program has a 97% board pass rate

Chemistry
Learn about research opportunities in our chemistry department

Criminal Justice
Explore careers in criminal justice

How to Afford College
Find out how much college costs and how to pay for it

Admissions Overview
Learn about Lewis' admissions process