Latinitas Accepting Applicants for Interim Executive Director of El Paso Chapter

Latinitas is currently accepting cover letters and resumes to fill the position of Interim Executive Director for the El Paso, Texas Region.

Job Purpose and Description

The purpose of this project is as follows:

The Interim E.D. will report to the Board of Director and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Project Description:

  • Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals
  • Actively engage and energize Latinitas’ volunteers, board members, event committees, alumni, partnering organizations, and funders
  • Expand local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and regional expansion
  • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger brand
  • Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities

Job Scope

Latinitas El Paso will be transitioning into a Chapter organization model in 2017.  The Interim E.D. will work alongside the Board of Directors, both Austin and El Paso-based, and the Chief Executive Officer to establish Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the El Paso Chapter. The Interim E. D. will leverage networks to increase fundraising and awareness, establish and foster existing partnerships. Work with Latinitas Development Director to increase funding for the El Paso region.


The Interim ED will be thoroughly committed to Latinitas’ mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:

  • Advanced degree, ideally an MBA or MPA with at least 10 years of senior management experience; track record of effectively leading and regionally and/or nationally scaling a performance- and outcomes-based organization and staff; ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth
  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget
  • Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
  • Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed


The position will be on a contract basis.


The position has been posted since January 16, 2017. This request for resumes represents the requirements for an open and competitive process. Resumes and cover letters will be accepted until Feb 28, 2017.

Contract terms and conditions will be negotiated upon selection of the Interim E.D. for this request.  All contractual terms and conditions will be subject to review by Latinitas’ legal department and will include scope, budget, schedule, and other necessary items pertaining to the project.

Proposal Evaluation Criteria

Latinitas will evaluate all submissions based on the following criteria.  To ensure consideration for this Request for Proposal, your proposal should be complete and include all of the following:

  • Overall proposal suitability: proposed solution(s) must meet the scope and needs included herein and be presented in a clear and organized manner
  • Organizational Experience: Bidders will be evaluated on their experience as it pertains to the scope of this project
  • Previous work: Bidders will be evaluated on examples of their work pertaining to client testimonials and references
  • Technical expertise and experience: Bidders must provide descriptions and documentation of staff technical expertise and experience

Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to Laura Donnelly, Chief Executive Director, at and Jennifer Rodriguez,


Latinitas, an Austin-based nonprofit organization, is dedicated to empowering Latina youth using media and technology, providing direct digital media and technology training and esteem-boosting services to nearly 3,000 girls and teens across Texas annually, 2000 in Central and 1000 more in West Texas. Latinitas envisions a future in which all Latinas are strong and confident in their image. Girls and families in Latinitas learn the latest Web 2.0 platforms to design websites, do graphic design, produce video, record audio, blog, do photography, invent social media campaigns, develop video games and mobile apps, learn coding and robotics ensuring new and diverse voices in media and technology. Latinitas also produces the first and still only magazine of its kind, (25K monthly viewers) and its own social media network: (1400 registered girls). The publications serve as an opportunity to not only address STEM skills in web development, design and digital media production, but also to publish stories and images of Latina girls and women succeeding in media and technology fields, non-traditional jobs and other ventures, capitalizing on media’s power to influence behaviors, reveal role models and validate youth of color, their culture and identity.

Latinitas enables young Latinas to achieve personal and academic success through media and technology outreach thereby addressing the critical state of Latina girls today. While Latina girls ages 12 to 17 are the largest group of minority girls in the country, they are more likely than their non-Hispanic peers to face the four most serious threats to achieving success: depression, pregnancy, substance abuse and becoming a high school drop-out. The solution lies in empowering these young Latinas, strengthening their confidence and expanding their opportunities.


  • Provide a creative outlet for girls to express themselves, learn about their culture and discover their voice.
  • Help girls stay in school and be prepared for higher education.
  • Foster the career exploration and S.T.E.M. exposure of girls to be prepared to enter the workforce of the 21st century.
  • Connect girls with positive role models and mentors.
  • Strengthen girls’ confidence, self-esteem and cultural identity.
  • Connect girls with media and technology tools and access.
  • Promote leadership development, goal setting, social justice advocacy & community service among girls.

Latinitas is celebrating its 15th year of programming. Latinitas has been in El Paso since 2007.

Latinitas and Con Mi MADRE Present Austin Latinas in Film Event


Contact: Laura Donnelly / 512-414-0472


Latinitas and Con Mi MADRE Present Austin Latinas in Film Event

September 15th Panel Features Troublemaker Studios Co-Founder and Vice President
Elizabeth Avellán

AUSTIN, TX — August 31, 2016 — Latinos are the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States and their love for movies is unsurpassed: Latinos purchase 25 percent of movie tickets sold while they comprise 17 percent of the population; however, they are cast in less than 5 percent of the speaking roles in American films, which, for Latinas, are too often a “spicy Latina” or a domestic worker.

Austin-based nonprofit organizations Latinitas and Con Mi MADRE have partnered to bring together a panel of impressive women who work in front of and behind the camera to discuss the current state of Latinas in the film industry and learn about some of the amazing projects our panelists are working on.

Austin Latinas in Film will take place Thursday, September 15, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Google Fiber Space (201 Colorado Street). The event is free and open to the public.

The panel will feature Elizabeth Avellán, Co-Owner and Vice President of Troublemaker Studios and President of EYA Productions. In addition to producing genre and family films such as Spy Kids – one of the first and only films to feature Latino kids – that have collectively grossed over a billion dollars, she has played a primary role in developing Austin, Texas, as a thriving film community.

“We cannot simply encourage children to pursue their dreams; we have to create an environment for them that helps them see, helps them believe that their dreams can and will become a reality. If they don’t see others who look like them, who come from similar backgrounds, succeeding in the areas they want to pursue, it makes it hard for them to believe that it can be a reality,” said Con Mi MADRE Executive Director Dr. Teresa Granillo. “This type of panel and discussion is one step, a necessary step, into creating that environment, particularly for Latinas, who are sorely underrepresented in American cinema.”

Also on the panel are: six-time Lone Star Emmy winning Chelsea Hernandez, editor of Arts in Context on KLRU and Building The American Dream documentary filmmaker; Sharon Arteaga, producer for Republic Ventures Group; and Latina actress and writer Sandy Avila Ramirez. The panel moderator is award-winning writer and director and Austin Film Society Artist Services Manager Iliana Sosa, who is currently in pre-production of her full-length documentary, tentatively titled JULIAN. Sosa will be accompanied by youth moderator Emily Alpuche, a fourth-grade Latinitas ambassador.

“American cinema is still exclusively White and male,” said Laura Donnelly, founder of Latinitas, which works primarily with young Latinas in its after-school programs and weekend workshops. “When we ask girls in our programs to name the Latina/o equivalent of Will Ferrell, someone who is cast in multiple movies a year, they can’t. Until they can, we will keep this dialogue going.”

This is the second annual Hispanic Heritage Month panel hosted by Latinitas. Last year’s panel was Las Voces: Austin Latinas in Journalism, which featured panelists from Ahora Sí, the Austin American-Statesman, the Texas Tribune, KUT-FM, and Univision.


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About Latinitas

For 14 years, Latinitas, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has been empowering Latina youth using media and technology, providing direct digital media and technology training and esteem-boosting services to nearly 3,500 girls and teens across Texas annually. Founded by two journalism students fed up with the lack of representation of Latinas in media and technology industries, Latinitas presents enrichment programs at Texas schools, libraries and community centers that use culture as a thread to teach web and graphic design, blogging, video and audio production, photography and of late: video game and app development and coding.


About Con Mi MADRE

Con Mi MADRE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to empower young Latinas and their mothers through educational and support services that increase preparedness, participation, and success in post‐secondary education. Con Mi MADRE currently serves 600+ mother‐daughter teams in 20 middle and high schools in the Austin area. The majority of the families are low‐income (65%), and 80% of the girls will be first‐generation college graduates.


Double the Impact: volunteers Kavya and Priya Ramamoorthy

On the prompting of their mom – an IBM engineer – Kavya and Priya Ramamoorthy began volunteeringpriyakavya at Latinitas years ago teaching lessons to Latinitas ages 9-18 in robotics, video game design, wearable tech and coding.  Both bound for college next year – they share their passion for helping the next generation find a love of tech, medicine and creation as they have:

You are graduating this year and going to college, what are you focusing on?

Kavya:Initially, I would like to work as a software developer at a company that focuses on big data to gain experience in the field. I love identifying patterns and would like to work for a company that translates these patterns into visual graphics. In the future I would like to branch out into social entrepreneurship and I hope to start my own business that creates technology to improve mental health.

Priya: As the doctor injected a shot, pricked the skin of my index finger, or stuck that mysterious light-emitting contraption near my opened mouth, I remember paying attention to the details in her movements: the way she pinched my shoulder fat before sticking in that shiny point, the way she massaged my finger just before drawing blood, the way she would systematically press my belly asking if it hurt. Unlike most children, going to the doctor’s office as a child filled me with excitement.  Although at that young age I never understood what my doctor was doing, there was something intriguing about the entire process and it was this curiosity in the examination room that first sparked my desire to work in medicine. My desire to become a doctor grew during my sophomore, junior, and senior year, when I took a health science sequence at my school; through these courses, I recognized my love for learning anatomy and physiology. Another aspect I love about the field is your ability to be a disease detective. Doctors must use the signs and symptoms of a patient and be a detective to determine a diagnosis

You have worked with a cohort of Latinitas at the Housing Authority of the City of Austin and  Latinitas’ Code Chica conference in app design this past Fall and Spring – what inspired you the most about these experiences?

Kavya: Seeing the girls’ faces as they become excited about technology and programming is my favorite part of each camp. It is amazing to watch how people can take a challenge and make their own to creative solution that could be completely different from the person sitting next to them but still achieve the same result. Programming is a universal language, and I love watching how it can bring together girls from so many different backgrounds and experiences.

Priya: It was amazing to see how quickly all the girls picked up coding skills in scratch and programming skills on the NXT Lego Mindstorms robots. Their enthusiasm to learn and desire to pursue a job in the STEM field inspired me, and I can’t wait to see how these girls will take their excitement further and break down gender barriers in STEM.

As 1st generation Americans (right?) do you relate to the girls and their experience? If so, how?

Priya + Kavya: We relate to the girls in that working hard to achieve our dreams have always been a priority. As a first generation Americans, hearing the struggles our parents went through to give us the life we have now makes us so much more appreciative, which is why we strive to take advantage of all the opportunities we have.

Favorite foods and thing to watch on TV:

Kavya: Chocolate cheesecake is something I can’t live without! Some of my favorite shows are White Collar, the West Wing, and anything on HGTV.

Priya: Like my sister I love cheesecake (especially a Smores one), but on any other day, you would probably find me snacking on samosas or extra-buttery popcorn!  Right now my favorite shows are the West Wing, anything on HGTV, and Suits.

Going to a Camp Where “Girls Looked Like Her.”

After having my 9yr old daughter tell me she wanted to attend a summer camp where girls “looked like her,” I found Latinitas. Aleah was a bit nervous beginning a new summer camp, but quickly became friends with other campers as well as the camp leaders. As a mom, I was a bit nervous for her, but Laura quickly put my mind at ease as she went into detail about the experiences the girls would share in the coming weeks. Every day, after a nap on the car ride home, Aleah shared every detail, every new friend she’d made that day. I so looked forward to hearing Aleah discuss what she’d heard from local business woman: positive body images in fashion, media, ourselves. As Aleah describes: I like going to Blackbaud & Dell. I like learning about technology and getting to work with it. I like it a lot. I want to go back to Latinitas.  – Lisa Coronado, Mom




Lucero Estrella: Millennials Rock!

The nature of Latinitas brings volunteers to our doors as old as 70 and as young as high school, but when young people do volunteer we get extra luceroexcited. That kind of initiative is unique, especially for a college freshman just getting her bearings in Austin, TX.  Lucero Estrella came to Latinitas Austin in the Fall of 2014 looking to continue a thread of social justice advocacy and mentoring she started living in Brownsville, TX where she worked with youth tutoring and instilling cultural pride through a city program.  She took to leading a Latinitas club like a mariachi to tight decorative pants and mentored 20 girls at Zavala Elementary last year. This past summer, she was back committed for 4 weeks of leadership and currently she is our facilitator on site at the Housing Authority of the City of Austin teaching families how to use digital technology to record memories, goal set, create a permanent resume and more.  Grateful for volunteers like Lucero – we wanted to get to know her a little better and asked  her about herself.

Q: Tell us a little about your path to Latinitas, volunteering in Brownsville and your dedication to cultural pride.
A. Whether it was through church or the National Honor Society, I’ve always enjoyed spending time giving back to the community.  Since I had always been involved in volunteering back in Brownsville, I decided to find a place in Austin where I could continue giving back.  Since I was going to start my first year at UT Austin with a major in Mexican American Studies, I decided to look for an organization where I could share my passion for Mexican American history with others.  As soon as I heard about Latinitas and their mission to empower young Latinas, I decided to submit my volunteer application, which was over a year ago and I am extremely glad I made that decision.
Q: Tell us about the scholarship you received and how it led you to volunteering this summer
A” This past April I received the Rapoport Service Scholarship, which was awarded to only 14 freshmen in the College of Liberal Arts.  Recipients of this scholarship receive a $10,000 scholarship for three years and a new Macbook laptop.  In addition, students are required to perform 200 hours of community service for three summers, complete a Bridging Disciplines Program certificate, and take two courses along other recipients.  This summer I fulfilled the required 200 hours of community service by volunteering at the Latinitas summer camp.
Q: What was your one “I heart Latinitas” take away from summer camp – was there a particular girl, activity, field trip that stood out?
A: I loved the activity where the girls created their own app and filmed a commercial for it.  It was amazing to see all the creative ideas the girls had when it came to designing their apps and coming up with a way to present it to an audience.  I’m always awed by the work that the girls create because it shows their potential to do other amazing things in media and technology.
Q: Why do you think an organization like Latinitas is important
A: I believe that exposing girls different opportunities available to them through media and technology while reminding them of their culture and background will empower them to go into fields where Latinas are underrepresented.  Latinitas is helping girls learn new things each day about media and technology that will not only shape their career paths but also make them aware of their community.  There is a mutual learning relationship between the girls and the volunteers which makes working for Latinitas fun and inspirational.
Your major: Double majoring in Mexican American and Latina/o Studies and Japanese
In 10 years you will be… traveling the world or working as a teacher.
What you do for fun: I enjoy having movie nights with my friends.

Boris Pilev: The Creative Adult is the Child Who Survived

Boris Pilev started helping Latinitas last year first with some great workshops on taking advantage of Google’s suite of free apps and then later providing strategy support for Latinitas’ alumni.  His enthusiasm for matching his technology savvy with non-profit need is so appreciated by Latinitas staff, board and program participants. We asked him a little bit about himself and what he liked about volunteering at Latinitas.boris

Q: What do you like about Google’s outreach programs to community?

​A: Being able to help in the communities where we work and live has so much impact because I am able to see the changes in front of my eyes. Austin is a special place and I am still in love with the community here.

Q: Talk about your origin and how that relates to helping a group like Latinitas –so focused on culture.

A: ​I was born and raised in Bulgaria, small country in Eastern Europe. My family immigrated to the US when I was in my last year in high school. Moving to central Illinois I found myself in predominately Latino neighborhood where most of my friends were Spanish speaking. This is how I started speaking Spanish, even before I learn to speak decent English. :)

I am fortunate to have lived in multiple different cultures – some widely different than the others but this to me is an incredible gift. I can relate to more people, I can find common language ( literally).

The moment we came to the Latinitas offices I felt taken back to the organizations in Urbana-Champaign, IL who helped my family – the vibe was the same. ​

​I consider myself lucky to be able to join forces and help with what I can – to me this is the simplest way to give back and I feel this is a big part of Latinitas’ culture. ​

Q: What kind of training did you have to work at Google?

A: ​I can speak of my personal background. I have undergraduate degree from University of Illinois in International Studies with minors in Anthropology and Spanish and Masters in HR Management, with added focus in European studies and Portuguese. When I finished, I joined Deloitte Consulting in their Human Capital consulting practice where I spent 2 years ​before joining Google as Recruiting Coordinator for Latin America.

Q: What do you do for fun?

​A: I am an avid photographer and I travel as much as I can (both are very complimentary). Experiencing new places and meeting new people is another form of education for me and I cannot get enough of it. My last voyage was to Perú this summer and I am already working on my next trip :)

Healthy Chica Conference Gives Girls Tools To Create a Movement

Latinitas Uses Media, Tech and Musician/Health Enthusiast Suzette Quintanilla to Debunk Confusing Health Messages 

AUSTIN, TX- Media has such power and influence, directing mixed messages at teen girls about diet, esteem, body image, sexuality, happiness, achievement and much more.  Latinitas’ Healthy Chica Conference, Oct 24, 9am-4pm at ACC Eastview for any girl ages 9-18 puts the message-making in girls’ hands and is an opportunity to re-script confusing perspectives about what is and isn’t healthy .  Conference attendees will use video, photography, blogging and other digital media methods to explore nutrition, exercise and mental wellness.

Suzette Quintanilla, sister to the late Selena Quintanilla and drummer for the Los Dinos, will kick off the morning by sharing her journey to a fit lifestyle. Girls and teens at Latinitas’ Healthy Chica Conference will also be visited by nutritionists, doctors, dentists, acupuncturists, hospice workers, girls’ health experts and social workers who will share their career experiences during lunch.  Girls will also complete an exercise circuit sampling CrossFit, yoga and martial arts.

Latinitas is a non-profit organization focused on empowering girls and teens using media and technology. It also publishes the first and only magazine made for and by young Latinas. (

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services statistics report 73 percent of Mexican American women are overweight or obese, ten percent more than the general population. More than half of Mexican American women do not report any leisure exercise and are consequently at greater risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer.  As the U.S.’s largest Latina population, statistics paint a dire picture about the fate of Latina female health, overall.   And, these numbers are only addressing physical health. One out of 7 young Latinas attempt suicide, a majority afraid to get help due to dated and cultural stigmas about depression. In many ways, Latina girls’ and teens’ health and wellness is in crisis.

“Media manipulates what ‘good health’ is photo-shopping bodies to an unreachable body ideal. Ad-driven, it’s also hard to know what is really good nutrition and what is a fad.” Said Laura Donnelly Gonzalez, Latinitas founder and COO.  “This event lets Latina and other girls define healthy living on their own terms, a point of view not covered well in mainstream media.”

Registration is $10 and includes lunch.  Girls and teens can register at or by calling 512.900.0304.  Scholarships are available upon request or girls can post a picture of a healthy habit (ex. lacing up tennis shoes for a run, grabbing an orange as a snack) to Latinitas social media outlets (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.) with the hashtag, #healthychica for free admission.

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Contact Laura Donnelly Gonzalez at 512.809.4618 or for an interview.     


Latinitas and Google Fiber Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Las Voces: Austin Latinas in Journalism

Local and National Journalist Panel Discuss Diverse Voices in Media

Women represent just 35 percent of newspaper supervisors according to the 2014 American Society of News Editors newsroom census.  Same goes for TV and radio, where women make up just 28 percent of news directors in the top 25 U.S. markets and 26 percent of radio news directors at stations with 1M listeners or more.

Shifting the lens to women of color, Latinos, overall, are just one percent of U.S. newsroom staff and national coverage of Latino issues in a country where 90 percent of American children under 5 are Hispanic is…wait for it…under one percent, with issues limited singularly to immigration and crime.

WHAT:           Bringing together Latina journalistic voices in print, radio and television, Latinitas and Google Fiber present for the first time Las Voces: Austin Latinas in Journalism, a panel discussion on cultivating diverse voices in media and the shifting American narrative. 

 WHO:             Las Voces Panelists include:

Josefina Casati, Editor in Chief, Ahora  Si

Gissela Santacruz, Editorial, Austin American Statesman

Alexa Ura, Politics and Demographics Reporter, Texas Tribune

Veronica Zaragovia, News Reporter, KUT-FM

Moderator: Leslie Montoya, Univision and Alejandra Charre Otero, Latinitas

 WHEN:          Wednesday, Sept 30, 5:30 pm doors open, event goes until 7:30

 WHERE:        Google Fiber (201 Colorado).  Food and drink served.


“Representation is key in a providing authentic narratives in media.  We thank Google Fiber for providing the forum and space discussion strategies for cultivating more diverse voices in media and also a platform to celebrate women in the trenches doing it right now.” Said Latinitas founder Laura Donnelly.

About Latinitas

Latinitas is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, whose mission is to empower young Latinas through media and technology.  Founded in a class at UT Austin in 2002, Latinitas is also the first and only digital magazine made for and by young Latinas ( Twenty five thousand readers per month and thousands of articles later with 20,000 served through the magazine’s outreach programming that includes digital media education camps, clubs and workshops, Latinitas continues to grow with new chapters in El Paso, TX and programs in Las Cruces/Silver City, New Mexico.  

About Google Fiber

Google Fiber is an Internet and TV service that is available in Austin. Fiber customers get access to a range of products from Gigabit Internet to Google Fiber TV to the Basic Internet product. Go to to learn more. 

Blackbaud Inc. Partners with Latinitas to Get more Girls of Color Coding

AUSTIN, TX (DATE) – Engineer Lina Nilsson shared her woes about the low numbers of females working in engineering in a recent New York Times Opinion piece[NM1] .  She cites legitimate issues of workplace discrimination and a lack of female role models, but also points out what attracts women towards STEM careers is different than their male peers.  That difference is starting to change the numbers of female enrollment in STEM classes.

Nilsson said when societal causes are attached to collegiate classes on engineering tech and science – women enroll.

At the interdisciplinary D-Lab at M.I.T., which focuses on developing “technologies that improve the lives of people living in poverty,” 74 percent of over 230 enrolled students this past year were women.  She also cited Arizona State University as a school whose humanitarian engineering courses and study options have twice as many women as its traditional engineering classes.

Capitalizing on this important trend is Austin-based Latinitas, a nonprofit focused on empowering Latina and other girls and teens using media and technology and local software supplier, Blackbaud.

Latinitas will visit Blackbaud for a 10 hour coding boot-camp July 30-31.  Girls ages 9-14 will meet Blackbaud engineers, designers, testers and programmers, and work in teams to create an app that helps community.  Community is defined as the girls themselves, their families, neighborhoods, cultures or the world.  Blackbaud staff will assist with coding lessons and will then test guide girls through testing, documentation and product marketing.

“We polled our Latinitas about what motivates them overall and the general consensus is ‘helping others.’  Blackbaud’s engineers, programmers and other technology professionals are going to help us connect girls’ passions for change with the development of an actual piece of technology innovation,” said Laura Donnelly Gonzalez, Latinitas founder and COO.

“Blackbaud is interested in promoting methods that encourage more women to study and work in technology, so we are excited to help the girls in Latinitas leverage that desire to help others into a technology product that causes societal change,” said Sally Ehrenfried, manager of philanthropy and volunteer engagement at Blackbaud.

Founded in 2002 by Alicia Rascon and Laura Donnelly, then-journalism students at UT Austin, fed up with the misrepresentation of Latinas in media, Latinitas has served over 20,000 girls and teens through after-school clubs, weekend workshops, camps and conferences at 112 schools, libraries, community centers. The organization also publishes, the first and only magazine made for and by young Latinas.  Latinitas has evolved with Austin and its evolution as a tech sector, first by providing digital media training to students who lacked that access and now as a source of coding, app development, video game design and robotics education programs for Hispanic and other youth and their families.

Blackbaud is a leading global provider of  software and services specifically designed for nonprofit organizations. Its products focus on fundraising, website management, CRM, analytics, financial management, ticketing, and education administration.

Contact Laura Donnelly Gonzalez at 512.809.4618 or for an interview.       

Laura Donnelly Gonzalez

Founder, COO Latinitas

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Alamo Drafthouse Announces 2015 Summer Kids Camp Lineup

Austin, TX –– August 2015 – Alamo Drafthouse is happy to announce the return of its annual Summer Kids Camp screenings – now 100% better, stronger and fun-er! Programmed specifically for families, Summer Kids Camp is affordable fun for all with a mix of new favorites and classic kid-friendly films.

New for this year is a “choose-your-own-ticket price” model ranging from $1 to $3 per person – you choose the amount! This new model not only allows for tickets to be purchased online, in advance with reserved seating – parents, take a moment to rejoice here – but also 100% of ticket sales will be donated to local nonprofits helping families. Now, families can have summer fun while also helping their communities.

“Kids Camp reaches almost 100,000 kids and parents during the summer, providing affordable and fun movies for everyone,” says Director of Family & Community Engagement Amy Averett.  “We are excited to grow this program to support great local nonprofits through ticket sales donations.”

Some of our inaugural nonprofit beneficiaries include: Latinitas (Austin, TX), The South Plains Food Bank (Lubbock, TX), Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes (Kalamazoo, MI), and the YMCA (Houston, TX).


“We’re also excited about the variety of titles being offered this summer,” says Averett. From classics like MARY POPPINS and the original PARENT TRAP, to literary inspirations like MATILDA and CHARLOTTE’S WEB, there is a wide range of choices for families.  Also, we know that summer’s hottest new releases like JURASSIC WORLD may not work for our younger guests.  Kids Camp provides age-appropriate alternatives like THE LAND BEFORE TIME and NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM.”

Check your local webpage for showtimes and keep an eye out for special Kids Camp menu discounts.  Let the summer fun begin!

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Kids Camp screenings are open to ages 3 and up. Please, no infants (parents, check out Baby Day screenings instead). All children must be accompanied by an adult. Our regular “No Talking” policy is still in effect, so noisy families may be asked to leave.


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For Alamo Drafthouse Media Inquiries:

CONTACT:   Brandy Fons

PHONE:        310.809.8882



About Alamo Drafthouse

Tim and Karrie League founded Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in 1997 as a single-screen mom and pop repertory theater in Austin. 17 years later, the now 19-location chain has been named “the best theater in America” by Entertainment Weekly and “the best theater in the world” by Wired. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover’s oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high-profile, star studded special events. Alamo Drafthouse Founder & CEO, Tim League, created Fantastic Fest, a world renowned film festival dubbed “The Geek Telluride” by Variety. Fantastic Fest showcases eight days of genre cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood studios. The Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art gallery, Mondo, offers breathtaking, original products featuring designs from world-famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek & Universal Monsters. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is expanding its brand in new and exciting ways, including Drafthouse Films, which has garnered two Academy Award nominations in its short three-year existence, and Birth.Movies.Death., an entertainment news blog curated by veteran journalist Devin Faraci.