A project near and dear to my heart, The Catholic School Advantage Campaign out of the University of Notre Dame, is teaming up with the Archdiocese of Chicago to increase Latino participation in Catholic schools.

The Chicago Tribune reports on the new partnership:

Despite Latinos being 40 percent of the Archdiocese of Chicago‘s membership, only about 1 percent of the school-age Latinos in Cook and Lake counties attend Catholic schools.

The initiative, called the Catholic School Advantage Campaign, will bring together educators and community members from 40 schools to develop strategies for making Catholic school education more accessible for Latino children. The goal is to double the number of Latino children in Catholic schools within 5 years.