Latin@ Educators in New York Independent Schools

Latin@ Educators in New York Independent Schools

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Our History

Dear Latin@ / LatinX community,

Welcome to LENYIS! We are happy that you are interested in learning more about our organization. Latino Educators In New York Independent Schools (LENYIS).  LENYIS was founded fifteen years ago by Zenaida Muslin. Our goal is to bring together Latino educators in New York independent schools in order to share our experiences, identify our individual and collective needs, find solutions to recurring issues, and celebrate our many cultures.  In addition to nourishing ourselves, LENYIS sets out to consider  the needs of our independent schools Latin@ / LatinX students and their families.

Our Mission


Latin@ / Latinx Youth ConferencE 2018


Embracing Latinidad: 
What Is My  Racial-Ethnic Narrative?


Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Little Red School House & Elisabeth    Irwin High School
40 Charlton Street

New York, NY 10014

This annual youth conference is for self-identified Latin@ / Latinx adults and students in 5th – 12th grades who attend / work in a regional independent school. We are a pan-ethnic group, made up of the range of people from any of the twenty-two Spanish speaking countries, bi-, mono-, or multi-lingual, lgbtq+ inclusive, who acknowledge the African diaspora and indigenous cultures within our roots and his/herstories. 

The cost for attending this conference is $20 per student and/or per adult. LENYIS is committed to creating an inclusive conference so please reach out if your school cannot make this fee.



Schedule of Events: TBD

call for proposals:

We are looking for students or teachers who want to lead or co-lead workshops at this years conference.  We are looking for Proposals that support Latino/a students pride. Please consider doing a workshop with high school students or on your own. 

Workshop proposals are due February 9!