In 1990, two higher educational professionals, Antonio Aponte and Pedro Gonzalez, saw that too few Latino students in New York City were pursuing college as a serious option and decided to do something about it. They recognized the need to expose students to more options in higher education and help link them to colleges and universities eager to enroll them. The vehicle they chose was an annual college fair and the Latino College Expo was born.
March 1990 – 1st Annual Latino College Expo @ PACE University
March 2010 - Leadership Summit morning seminar series incorporated into expo to provide additional information for families to help navigate the college application process
March 2015 – 25th Annual Latino College Expo & Leadership Summit @ New York University - Kimmel Center
March 2019 – 29th Annual Latino College Expo & Leadership Summit @ New York University
Saturday, March 16th
The Latino College Expo fosters the educational goals of New York City high school students of Latino heritage by providing an array of specialized programs sensitive to the needs of the Latino community. These programs are designed to assist students and parents identify and access educational resources. Each year the Latino College Expo honors the accomplishments of individuals and organizations who promote education within the Latino community through an awards ceremony that takes place at the College Fair.
It’s amazing what we can do when we come together.
It's the work and stories of these individuals that drives us to share.
Learn more about current and planned programs.
Twenty five years ago when we first started the Latino College Expo, there was such a need for parents to become more involved in the college process. Today, we offer a variety of services to help support students, parent, guardians, colleges, guidance counselors to help match families to the best fit for them.
Many thanks for our volunteers, staff, sponsors and those who have donated over the years. Your support has made it all possible!
Celebrating 30 Years...
LATINO COLLEGE EXPO
Key People Behind the Scenes Making IT All Happen. Find out what drives us to do what we do.
Saturday, March 21, 2020 @ NYU Kimmel Center
Mr. Antonio Aponte
Founder & Executive Director
Latino College Expo