Latinitas 2017 Design Chica Conference

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For almost 15 years, Latinitas has empowered over 25,000 young Latinas and other girls using media and technology through digital media production, game design, coding, and robotics, and we are now dedicating our seasonal Chica Conference to design thinking.

Latinitas’ Design Chica Conference will show girls of all backgrounds how to design a great user experience for technological applications, such as 3D printing. The day will also include some demonstrations of virtual reality. During lunch, girls will meet with women in UX design, graphic design and various roles in the tech sector.

Girls ages 9-18 are invited to attend and will be divided into two age groups during parts of the conference.

Design Chica will take place:

Saturday, April 15, 2017
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Austin Community College Eastview Campus
3401 Webberville Road, Austin, TX
Lunch is included in the $10 admission price

Club Latinitas members can attend for free and scholarships are available. Contact us at austin@latinitasmagazine.org or 512-900-0304 for more information.

Register today at https://designchica.eventbrite.com.

Poster contest and parent workshops to be announced soon.

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!
Is your company interested in sponsoring the next generation of design thinkers? Contact vicky@latinitasmagazine.org for a sponsorship kit.

 

 

This #GivingTuesday, There Are 1,000 Reasons to Help Latina Youth

1000-giving-tuesdayAfter taking part in Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, we hope you’ll support Latinitas’ “1,000 Reasons to Help Latina Youth” campaign on #GivingTuesday. Our goal is to raise $1,000 in monthly giving by Tuesday, November 29.

#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that harnesses the power of social media to inspire giving and makes it easy to do so, which is perfect for people who want to support and champion the causes the believe in this holiday season but have limited time.

By setting up a recurring monthly donation, you will allow Latinitas some predictability to budget more technology equipment so that the girls in our programs can get more hands-on tech experience and you will also be helping us to maintain our eastside presence in a city with an exploding real estate market.

Helping Latinitas this #GivingTuesday is as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Schedule your recurring donation starting at $10/month by Nov. 29th through our secure Click and Pledge site.
  2. Post your reason for donating on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and/or Snapchat channels using the #GivingTuesday hashtag. Be sure to tag Latinitas.
    • Here is a sample tweet to get you started: My reason for donating to @Latinitas during #GivingTuesday is…
    • There are 1,000 reasons to help Latina youth right now. Here are just five, or feel free to share your own:
      • Latinos make up just 1% of U.S. newsrooms.
      • 41% of Hispanic females do not graduate from high school within four years, if at all.
      • 14% of Latinas attempt suicide, that’s 1 in 7!
      • Media and technology are two of the most influential and prolific professions in the U.S. right now, yet both realms, even in the 21st century, are still hard-pressed for gender and racial diversity.
      • Women make up less than 17% of tech jobs even at companies with structured diversity engagement such as Google and Facebook and Latinas even less, at 1%.
  3. Help us spread the word about our #GivingTuesday campaign by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and sharing our posts.

If you are a business or individual who would like to provide a matching opportunity, please email vicky@latinitasmagazine.org.

Thank you for supporting Latinitas!

 

100 Mujeres Campaign

JOIN THE 100 MUJERES CAMPAIGN

Latinitas is kicking-off a campaign to rally women to help ensure the future success of young Latinas. We are starting a movement to unite 100 mujeres in the cause of empowering young Latinas. We invite women leaders to make an investment in the next generation of Latina leaders. Your monthly donation of $10 can make a significant difference in helping empower Latinitas to build confidence, discover their voice and become leaders.

HOW DOES YOUR $100 DONATION MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

$10 a month for 10 months helps cover…
-sponsorship for a week-long half day summer camp for 1 girl
-give 5 girls a field trip to a college campus
-sponsor 1 girl in our after school program for 1 full semester
-host a multimedia arts empowerment workshop for 10 girls
-help 10 girls attend one of our girl empowerment conferences
-provide media training for 1 youth editorial advisory board member for 1 semester
-contribute towards a $500 university scholarship for a college leader

Click here to make your contribution.

Fotos de Mi Alma – May 12

Fotos de Mi Alma is Latinitas’ primary annual fundraising event.   Celebrating it’s 9th year, the photography auction will feature pieces representative of the documentary work of Austin-based photographer Joel Salcido.  Salcido’s images comes from the agave fields of tequila manufacturing all the way to the bullfighting rings of Spain.

MAY 12, 2016  * 6 PM – 9PM * IBC BANK COMMUNITY SUITE
GET YOUR TICKETS

Photographs are a glimpse of what may lie deep in the soul of a landscape, a seemingly everyday situation or a person. Good ones grab us by the imagination, they make us question, dream, think. The featured works showcase, in literal and abstract fashion, facets of Latino culture ranging from religion, to architecture, to family life.

The evening will include music from Austin Music Award’s Best Female vocalist for two year’s in a row Patricia Vonne and a variety of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.   Try El Mayor’s rarest and most exclusive tequilas* and meet our special guest tequila senior ambassador,  Jorge Raptis. Become well versed in the art of tequila by learning from a true tequila connoisseur.

This year’s events features raffle packages divided by city region – and include dinner gift certificates, spa treatments and even a trapeze experience for winners!

Proceeds from the auction will benefit Latinitas’ outreach programs. Latinitas is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering young Latina girls through media and technology education. BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!

Go Mujeres – Latinitas Scholarship Campaign

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SUPPORT THE LATINITAS SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Latinitas Scholarship Fund was started to help young Latina college students reach their college dreams. Latinitas is dedicated to empowering the next generation of young Latina leaders. As the nation’s largest minority and fastest growing youth population, it is vital for us to help these young women reach their full potential. Make an investment in our future and support Latinitas scholarship fund to assist Latina college students in reaching their higher education goals. 

GO MUJERES: MATCHING FUNDS DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT
In celebration of Women’s History Month in March, we will kick off our giving campaign to raise scholarship funds to support college scholarships for young Latinas. We are partnering with the Hispanics in Philanthropy Go Mujeres Campaign to raise funds to support causes supporting Latina women and girls during Women’s History Month throughout March.  Donations made on March 29 are eligible to be doubled and receive up to $5,000 in matching funds through the HIPGive Go Mujeres Campaign. The Go Mujeres Fundraising Online Campaign is a great opportunity to make a donation in honor or in memory of a woman you admire. DONATE TO INVEST IN FUTURE LATINA LEADERS.

ABOUT LATINITAS
Latinitas is a non-profit organization that 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. With a variety of enriching experiences, Latinitas discover their voice and develop media skills while building a solid foundation for their future.

Fotos de Mi Alma

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June 11, 2015
6:00-9pm
IBC Bank Community Suite
500 W. 5th Street Austin, TX 78701
TICKETS

Photographs are a glimpse of what may lie deep in the soul of a landscape, a seemingly everyday situation or a person. Good ones grab us by the imagination, they make us question, dream, think.  Perhaps that is why Fotos de mi Alma, a photographic odyssey capturing Latino life through the lenses of professional and amateur photographers is our most successful fundraiser for Latinitas.  This year Latinitas welcomes international photographer Diego Huerta, whose photo-documentary series 31K put the lens on Mexico’s majesty, so tarnished by singular impressions that the country is a cartel state.  Diego splits time between Austin, TX and Monterrey, Mexico and will be present and honored a the event by Latinitas.  Our key note is writer/director/producer Carmen Marron, whose film “Endgame” hits theaters in May 2015 starring Rico Rodriguez of “Modern Family” fame.  Marron’s films spotlight the beauty and authenticity of what it means to be an American Latino and a youth.  She will address event goers and share her travails navigating Hollywood as a successful Latina.

Join us for the Butterfly Effect Mother’s Day Celebration

BUTTERFLY EFFECT MOTHER’s DAY CELEBRATION – EL PASO, TX
May 9
11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
11670 Chito Samaniego
The Butterfly Effect Mother’s Day Celebration with will be held on May 9. The event features lunch, spa day booths, live entertainment performances, a fashion show, inspirational guest speakers, tea party, games for girls and a silent auction. Our fundraiser is targeted towards local women leaders and designed to showcase female talent in El Paso as well as the young girls we serve.The funds generated from the event support our scholarship campaign. Sponsorship and booth opportunities are available. We gladly accept donations of silent auction items and door prizes. With every gift, we ensure more girls in El Paso are connected with valuable programs and mentors that motivate, educate and inspire them. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!

100 Mujeres Campaign

JOIN THE 100 MUJERES CAMPAIGN

Latinitas is kicking-off a campaign to rally women to help ensure the future success of young Latinas. We are starting a movement to unite 100 mujeres in the cause of empowering young Latinas. We invite women leaders to make an investment in the next generation of Latina leaders. Your monthly donation of $10 can make a significant difference in helping empower Latinitas to build confidence, discover their voice and become leaders.

HOW DOES YOUR $100 DONATION MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

$10 a month for 10 months helps cover…
-sponsorship for a week-long half day summer camp for 1 girl
-give 5 girls a field trip to a college campus
-sponsor 1 girl in our after school program for 1 full semester
-host a multimedia arts empowerment workshop for 10 girls
-help 10 girls attend one of our girl empowerment conferences
-provide media training for 1 youth editorial advisory board member for 1 semester
-contribute towards a $500 university scholarship for a college leader

Click here to make your contribution.

Support the Latinitas Scholarship Fund

The Latinitas Scholarship Fund was started to help young Latina college students reach their academic goals. Latinitas is dedicated to empowering the next generation of young Latina leaders to reach their fullest potential. We’ve met thousands of young Latinas in our multimedia enrichment programs and in the production of our digital magazine. Our team has been struck by the daunting challenges many young Latinas face. As the nation’s largest minority and fastest growing youth population, it is vital for us to help these young women reach their full potential. The Latinitas Scholarship Fund was started to help young Latinas reach their goals by providing leadership and scholarship opportunities for Latina college students. Make an investment in our future and support Latinitas scholarship fund to assist Latina college students in reaching their higher education goals. DONATE NOW.

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BUTTERFLY EFFECT BENEFIT – May 3 (El Paso, TX)
Mark your calendar for the “The Butterfly Effect Benefit” on May 3 at the Wyndham Hotel from 9am to 1pm. Come celebrate Mother’s Day early at The Butterfly Effect Benefit with spa day booths, manicures, fashion show, brunch, live musical entertainment, dance performances, 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 the Latinitas scholarship campaign. With every gift, we ensure more girls in El Paso are connected with valuable programs and mentors that motivate, educate and inspire them. Get your tickets now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/butterfly-effect-benefit-tickets-11008485677