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Volunteer Bulletin EP January 2016

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

HEALTHY CHICA – MENTORS NEEDED
Saturday, January 30
9am-4:00pm 
El Paso First – 1145 Westmoreland
The Latinitas team is gearing up for our Healthy Chica Conference this Saturday, January 30. This event will help encourage girls to make healthy choices with sessions on staying active, having a positive body image, eating healthy and avoiding negative peer pressure. We are still recruiting a few more volunteers to help throughout the day with set-up, registration, ushering girls, serving lunch, aiding girls with their business plan team project, assisting our guest speakers, mentoring participants and helping with break-down. There are opportunities to volunteer from 9am-1pm and 1-4:00pm. For more information, please email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call 915.219.8554.

TEEN PEER MENTORS
Volunteer Opportunities Available from January- May
Training – January 23 from 10am-2pm 
Main Public Library (501 N. Oregon)
The Latinitas team is recruiting high schoolers to serve as mentors for middle schoolers and assist with our chica power academy. Volunteers will guide small team activities, aid girls with self-expression projects, mentor younger girls, assist our presenters, lead icebreakers, help with set-up and break-down. Volunteers are asked to commit to volunteering one Saturday a month. Volunteers will meet dynamic women leaders, connect with other emerging youth leaders and have an impact on a younger generation.
To volunteer, please email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call 915.219.8554.

ALLIANCE FOR LATINITAS
Meeting Wednesday, February 10
at 6:00pm
Corner Bakery (1144 N. Yarbrough)
We are recruiting volunteers to serve on Alliance for Latinitas community advisory board. This groups helps support Latinitas’ mission of empowering young Latinas through marketing, event planning, logistics and fundraising. Join us to learn how you can take on a leadership role and help empower local girls. To volunteer, please email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call 915.219.8554.

CHICA POWER CONFERENCE PLANNING TEAM
Help inspire the next generation of Latina leaders. We are recruiting volunteers to serve on our conference planning team. Our planning team volunteers assist with helping organize our College Chica UTEP Field Trip on February 13 and our Chica Power Fest in April. Committee members help with the following:
-helping coordinate the schedule & agenda
-recruiting college & career panelists
-recruiting professionals/organizations to host information booths
-recruiting volunteers to present :30minute hands-on workshops
-obtaining snack and food donations
-gathering donations of door prizes & goody bag items
-helping gather sponsorships to help sponsor a girl
-helping with recruitment and promotion
-coordinating event logistics.
To volunteer, please email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call 915.219.8554.

Cassie Intern

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

We are currently recruiting interns in the following areas – Marketing & Public Relations, Graphic Design, Web Design, Photography, Video Production, Editorial, Youth Outreach, Translation and Event Planning. Interns will make a difference in the lives of local girls while gaining valuable hands-on experience, developing their portfolio and building their resume. If you are interested, please email your resume to latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call us at 915.219.8554

VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION
Meeting Wednesday, January 27 & February 17
at 5:30pm
10921 Pellicano #120
Would you like to learn more about how you can get involved with Latinitas and our latest volunteer projects? Do you know someone you would like to refer as a volunteer? Join us at our upcoming volunteer orientation and information sessions. To volunteer, please email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call 915.219.8554.

BE YOUNIQUE – SELF-ESTEEM WORKSHOP

Presenters Wanted
We are partnering with area youth groups, women’s shelters and nonprofits to a series of girl empowerment workshops to encourage girls to build confidence, foster a positive body image, learn about media literacy, discover ways to express themselves and embrace their inner and outer beauty. The workshop features hands-on workshops on self-esteem, confidence, media literacy, body image, wellness, fashion and beauty. To combat photoshopping trends in teen magazines and to promote a healthy body image among local girls, Latinitas will lead self-expression activities on self-esteem. Girls will learn the tricks of the media trade to view media messages critically. We are recruiting volunteers who are willing to go through a training and lead a workshop. We provide a training kit and activity outline and help arrange presentation locations and dates. To volunteer, please email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call 915.219.8554.

Fall Volunteer Bulletin

Join the Latinitas volunteer team at these upcoming events.

BE YOU-NIQUE WORKSHOP
*October 29 from 4:00-6:00 at the Judge Marquez Library (610 N. Yarbrough)
*October 30 from 8:15-3:30 at Harmony Science Academy (9405 Betel Dr.)
*November 3 from 3:00-5:00PM at SSG Manuel Puentes Middle School – 3216 Tim Foster
*November 12 from 3:30-5:30pm at Riverside Middle School – 7615 Mimosa
This workshop series will focus on promoting confidence and a positive image among girls. Volunteers are needed to assist with set-up, distributing materials, aiding girls with hands-on self-expression activities, mentoring participants and helping with break-down.

LIBRARY FALL FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 31 from 1:30-5:00PM at Esperanza Acosta Library – 12480 Pebble Hills Blvd
As a part of this fall festival, Latinitas is hosting an information and activity booth featuring arts and crafts. Volunteers are needed to assist girls with Dia de los Muertos arts and crafts.

AIM HIGH CONFERENCE PREP
November 6 from 12:00PM-4:00PM at 7000 Edgemere
Volunteers are needed to aid with event prep to set up, decorate and stuff goody bags.

AIM HIGH CONFERENCE
NOVEMBER 7 from 9:00 AM-3:30PM at 7000 Edgemere
The Aim High STEM Conference is a special workshop about empowering local girls to explore career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math with unique hands-on workshops, exhibits and panels. Volunteers are needed to assist with registration, ushering girls, aiding guest speakers, serving as team leaders, guiding team activities, serving lunch and breaking down.

ARTISTAS FEMENINAS
NOVEMBER 14 from 4-9pm at 501 Bistro (501 Texas Ave.)
The All Female Art Show is celebrating its 8th year with a STREET FAIR: “Teaching Love” to celebrate Female Artists. The event will feature #Female #Artists of ALL KINDS sharing and selling their art — Music, Dance, Song, Painting, Poetry, Jewelry, Much More… plus Great Food & Drinks, FUN, and Love!!!! All of this benefits La Posada Home, helping women in need!! As a part of the festivities, the Latinitas team will be hosting an information table and showcasing the photography of our youth members. Volunteers are need to assist with set up, distribute informational materials and lead craft activities.

Intern Spotlight Fall 2015

Bianca Duran, Marketing & Public Relations Intern
UTEP Marketing Major, Junior
“I would like to participate in an internship with Latinitas because I believe in everything that the organization stands for. The empowerment and confidence of young hispanic girls is something so important to me. I have volunteered numerous times with youth mentoring programs and I would love to be able to get the opportunity to intern and mentor at the same time.”

Fandi Zapien, Editorial Intern
UTEP Multimedia Journalism Major, Sophomore
“Because even if I was not born in the US, I’m a Mexican girl studying at El Paso, Texas and I identify myself with this project and what you promote, and of course, I’m a woman and we girls need to support each other.”

Itzel Barraza, Photography Intern
UTEP Anthropology Major, Graduate
“Latinitas is an organization that helps Latina women in my community, which is really a career goal for me. I decided to major in anthropology because I saw it was a career where I could work helping my community and helping others. I am a Latina that grew up here in the border area and I believe I can help young girls and be a mentor to them on issues or situations that I probably experienced growing up. The Latino culture is also something I value a lot and would love to work towards helping those with this background here in the United States.”

Paulete Espinoza, Editorial Fellow
UTEP Journalism Major, Freshman
“I would like to obtain this internship to gain more experience in the field and expand my communication skills.”

Ariadne Venegas, Multimedia Intern
UTEP Journalim Major, Senior
“My major is journalism, so I want to get more experience so I can go higher in life. I want to work in magazines and have the opportunity to get to know more people. To be prepare for future and I believe I can make it. I would like to be in the world of magazines and know what it’s about that makes them so interesting. To motivate teenager to fallow their dream and never give up; as me that I am trying hard to do what I like. I am a very fun person and I like too be involve with many people. I like to hear what other people have to say and I a way help them to not stay in the same place, to move on. And at Latinitas I could have the chance to explode all the energy that I have and share my ideas with others. I am really motivated of these internship.”

Volunteer Spotlight: Business Chica Planning Team

The Latinitas team would like to thank our Business Chica planning team members.  Special thanks to our committee members who help in organizing our Business Chica conference with the aim of inspiring the next generation of business leaders. Our planning team members help with event planning, coordinating the agenda, recruiting speakers, obtaining event donations, promoting the event, recruiting girls and helping plan a wonderful experience for our girls. Our team members share why they are passionate about giving back to the community and helping encourage girls to become leaders:

Mireya Macias
I would like to use my marketing and PR skills to help one of the most important and vulnerable groups of society- Hispanic young girls. I would like to share my experiences as an immigrant and mother of two young girls immigrants with them. I would like to share my advice with El Paso young Latinas about the importance of education and hard work in this country. I want to encourage them to pursue their goals.

Ileen Barreras
I enjoy helping people as much as I possibly can. I feel that it is important to expose our young women to great opportunities in the area of business. Education is the start of a great things to come for each and every one of them. I feel that our society does not emphasize the importance of education enough. We need to encourage our Latinitas that with education the sky is the limit. I can not stress the importance of education enough. I want to encourage girls to be involved in community events as much as possible and to surround themselves with positive people.

Christian Alexis Salas
I love the opportunity to impart some of my learning experiences with young girls to help them in their future.  Youth need mentors and role models. I enjoy mentoring teens because there is still so much they haven’t discovered about their gifts and talents.  I know I could learn from their childlike imagination! It’s fun to see them discover and develop their abilities. I want to encourage young leaders. Girls that love what they do, know how to do it and are willing to show others!

Fall Girl Empowerment Events

Our team is recruiting volunteers to help with our girl empowerment conferences. Our team hosts a series of Chica Power workshops where girls hear inspirational guest speakers, participate in hands-on workshops, meet role models, build confidence, express themselves creatively and discuss girl power topics. The program will encourage girls to grow strong, healthy and confident as they develop leadership skills, connect with female role models, learn ways to overcome peer pressure, boost their self-esteem, learn about the importance of education and explore career options.

Fall Chica Power workshops:

  • Be YOUnique (Self-Esteem Workshop) - September 12 from 1-3pm at Jose Cisneros Library (1300 Hawkins)
  • Business Chica (Career Exploration Conference) – September 26 from 10am-3:30pm at Southwest University (1414 Geronimo)
  • Day of the Chica (Girl Empowerment Festival) - October 17 fom 2-5pm at Jose Cisneros Library (1300 Hawkins)
  • Chicas Aim High (STEM Career Exploration Conference) – November 7 from 10am-2:30pm at 7000 Edgemere at St. Pauls.
  • Tech Chica (Technology Workshop) – December 5 from 2-5pm at Jose Cisneros Library (1300 Hawkins)

Volunteers help with set-up, registration, distributing materials, serving as mentors for girls, guiding small team activities, breaking down and cleaning up. Volunteers are also needed to serve on our planning team. Committee members aid with event planning, marketing, recruiting, coordinating speakers, obtaining in-kind donations and helping plan workshop logistics.  For more information, contact us at 915.219.8554 and latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com. To rsvp, complete the volunteer form below.

Summer Camp Volunteers

The Latinitas team is recruiting volunteers to serve as mentor and assist with our girl empowerment summer camps. Volunteers will guide small team activities, aid girls with self-expression projects, mentor younger girls, assist our presenters, lead icebreakers, help with set-up and break-down. Volunteers will meet dynamic women leaders, connect with other emerging youth leaders and have an impact on a younger generation.

May 2015 El Paso Volunteer Bulletin

BUTTERFLY EFFECT MOTHER’S DAY LUNCHEON -
May 9 from 9am-3:30pm
Region 19 Headstart – 11670 Chito Samaniego
Come celebrate Mother’s Day at The Butterfly Effect Benefit where you can enjoy brunch, spa day booths, live entertainment performances, a fashion show, inspirational guest speakers and a silent auction. Guests will feel pampered with spa day booths featuring manicures, facials, mini-makeovers, make-up consultations and swag bags on a first-come, first-serve basis. The funds generated from the event will support our scholarship campaign. For more information, contact us at latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or 219.8554.
WAYS TO HELP
Help us host a successful event by promoting the event and selling tickets. We are also currently in the process of collecting donations of silent auction items, door prizes, goody bag items (100 quantities) and lunch sandwich trays and pastries. We also have vendor booth opportunities and selling tickets. If you would like to assist with getting a donation or promotion, please contact Alicia at latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com.
MAKING DECORATIONS
We are making some of the decorations for the event. We will be gathering this Thursday, April 30 from 11-3 at Cafe Mayapan (2000 Texas Ave.,), next Tuesday, May 5 from 3-6pm at the Jose Cisneros Library (1300 Hawkins), and next Thursday, May 7 from 11-3 at Cafe Mayapan. Please join us to assist with making decorations.
SET-UP
We will be setting up on Friday, May 8 from 1-4pm at the Region 19 Headstart building. Contact us if you’d like to help.
DAY OF THE EVENT
Volunteers are also needed to assist the day of the special event with set-up, registration or breakdown. We need lots of help on May 9 from 9am to 3:30pm.
TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE NOW:
Reserve your tickets online at:
To volunteer, please email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call 915.219.8554.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Latinitas is hosting art and self-expression activities at upcoming community events. Volunteers are need to assist girls with art projects:
  • Stay Teen Day  – May 2 from 12pm-3:30pm at Bowie High School Cafeteria (801 S San Marcial)

To volunteer, please email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call 915.219.8554.

MODEL CASTING CALL

Fashion Show Models Needed
May 2 from 12-1:30pm at Ysleta Public Library
Latinitas is seeking models to be in our Butterfly Effect fashion show. Would you like to become a model? Our casting call and model practice will take place at the Ysleta Public Library (9321 Alameda) on May 2 from 12-1:30pm. Models must be available for fitting, rehearsal and fashion show on May 9. For more information, contact us at latinitasep@gmail.com or 219.8554.

SUMMER CAMP LEADERS WANTED – Mentor girls
We are recruiting volunteers to mentor younger girls in our summer camps. Volunteers will serve as aid with workshop planning, assist our workshop presenters, serve as mentors for girls, guide small team activities and lead icebreakers and teambuilders. To join, complete our online application: http://laslatinitas.com/volunteer/volunteerapplication

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

We are currently recruiting summer interns in the following areas – Marketing & Public Relations, Graphic Design, Web Design, Photography, Video Production, Youth Outreach, Translation and Event Planning. Interns will make a difference in the lives of local girls while gaining valuable hands-on experience, developing their portfolio and building their resume. If you are interested, please email your resume to latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call us at 915.219.8554

April 2015 El Paso Volunteer Bulletin

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

VIVA LA MUJER
March 27 from 5:30-8:30pm Cafe Mayapan – 2000 Texas Ave.

To honor Women’s History Month, this event showcases local female talent and celebrates notable women in history. Viva la Mujer will feature an art exhibit and live entertainment. This event will also serve as a scholarship benefit to support educational scholarships for young women leaders with a silent auction and loteria game fundraiser. Volunteers are needed to serve on the planning team to help with promotion, recruiting performers, organizing speakers, decorating, collecting silent auction donations, selling tickets, getting prizes, obtaining sponsorship and organizing the agenda. We are also seeking booth vendors, artists, auction item donations and performers. Volunteers are also needed to assist the day of the special event with set-up, registration or breakdown. To volunteer, please email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call 915.219.8554.

CHICA POWER FEST
April 18 from 9:30am-3:30pm UTEP – Business Administration Building
The focus of the event is to encourage girls to build confidence, discover their voice, express themselves, promote healthy lifestyles and make wise decisions. The event will feature informative and inspirational workshops, guest speakers, panelists, booth fair and multimedia presentations led by local female leaders on topics such as body image, confidence, peer pressure, media literacy, leadership, healthy relationships, cultural identity and bullying. An information fair will highlight booths featuring community groups and local youth resources. Pre-teen and teen girls will discuss the challenges facing girls today and explore positive ways to deal with stress through hands-on creative expression activities revolving around poetry, acting, photography, art and song. Girls will also enjoy dance performances, a fashion show and music entertainment.

HELP WITH THE EVENT PLANNING COMMITTEE: Join our next planning meeting to be held on Thursday, March 26 at 6:30pm Corner Bakery (on Yarbrough & Gateway) 

-Recruit workshop speakers & entertainment -Recruit sponsors for snacks, door prizes & goody bag items -Invite nonprofits to host informational booths -Help with promotion For more information, contact Alicia latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or 219.8554.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Latinitas is hosting art and self-expression activities at several upcoming community events. Volunteers are need to assist girls with art projects:
  • KidsPalooza – March 28 from 10am-4pm at Downtown Library (501 N. Oregon)
  • Be YOUnique Self-Esteem Workshop – April 2 from 4:30pm to 6pm at Judge Marquez Library (610 N. Yarbrough)
  • MAES/SHEP STEM Extravaganza – April 11 from 8:00 am to 4:00pm at UTEP UGLC
  • UTEP Volunteer Fair – April 14 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at UTEP Leech Grove
  • Dia de los Ninos – April 25 from 9:00am to 2:00pm at Washington Park
  • Robert Rojas Elementary School Career Day – April 29 from 8:30am to 12:00pm at Robert Rojas Elementary

To volunteer, please email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call 915.219.8554.

BUTTERFLY EFFECT MOTHER’S DAY LUNCHEON – Join our Planning Team
Come celebrate Mother’s Day at The Butterfly Effect Benefit where you can enjoy brunch, spa day booths, live entertainment performances, a fashion show, inspirational guest speakers and a silent auction. Guests will feel pampered with spa day booths featuring manicures, facials, mini-makeovers, make-up consultations and swag bags on a first-come, first-serve basis. The funds generated from the event will support our scholarship campaign. For more information, contact us at latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or 219.8554.

MODEL CASTING CALL

Fashion Show Models Needed
April 11 from 12-2pm at Jose Cisneros Library
Latinitas is seeking models to be in our Butterfly Effect fashion show. Would you like to become a model? Our casting call and model practice will take place at the Jose Cisneros Library (1300 Hawkins) on April 11 from 12-2pm. We are looking for models ages 9 to 22. Models must be available for fitting, rehearsal and fashion show on May 9. For more information, contact us at latinitasep@gmail.com or 219.8554.

TEEN LEADERS WANTED – Be a mentor for younger girls
We are recruiting high school girls to serve as teen leaders to mentor younger girls. The group meets monthly one Saturday each month throughout the school year. The program will encourage girls to grow strong, healthy and confident as they develop leadership skills, connect with female role models, learn ways to overcome peer pressure, boost their self-esteem, learn about the importance of education and explore career options. Teen Leaders will serve as a youth advisory board, help with recruitment and promotion, aid with workshop planning, assist our workshop presenters, serve as mentors for girls, guide small team activities and lead icebreakers and teambuilders. To join, complete our online application: http://laslatinitas.com/volunteer/volunteerapplication

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

We are currently recruiting summer interns in the following areas – Marketing & Public Relations, Graphic Design, Web Design, Photography, Video Production, Youth Outreach, Translation and Event Planning. Interns will make a difference in the lives of local girls while gaining valuable hands-on experience, developing their portfolio and building their resume. If you are interested, please email your resume to latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call us at 915.219.8554

Spring Volunteer Opportunities

Join our team by volunteering at our upcoming event. Scroll down for a list of volunteer opportunities and add your name to sign up to volunteer.

Board Spotlight: Jennifer Rodriguez

BOARD MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ

We would like to extend our deep gratitude to our Board Member Jennifer Rodriguez for her outstanding efforts as the Event Chair for our College Chica Conference. She serves as the Assistant Director of the UTEP Center for Civic Engagement where the coordinates service-learning programs for university students. The proud mom of two daughters is passionate about encouraging girls to focus on education, grow as leaders and develop confidence.


She was motivated to get involved in empowering young Latinas to help boost their confidence. “Young Latinas are facing many critical issues today but in my opinion, the most important is that of self-confidence/self-esteem. Lack of self-confidence/self-esteem in young Latinas can lead to a variety of problems and societal issues.”

 

She supports Latinitas efforts in “allowing for a safe place for young Latinas to discover their cultural heritage, beliefs, morals, network with others. This will allow for them to freely express themselves and discover who they really are. This will build the self-confidence needed to allow for them to positively grow and contribute to the public good,” she shared.

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