August Volunteer Bulletin El Paso

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AUGUST 2011  

Hello everyone! Please look over our Volunteer Bulletin for this month

and let us know when and where you are available to help.

Thank you so much for your continued support!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Housing Authority Youth Leadership & Career Conference 

August 11, 10:30am-3:30pm at the EPCC (9050 Viscount Bldg A). The Housing

Authority of the City of El Paso will be hosting its annual youth leadership and career e

xploration conference. As part of the conference, Latinitas will be training a team of

girls to cover the event as reporters. The girls will learn how to conduct interviews,

shoot pictures, film and make a newsletter to document the conference. Volunteers are

needed to help with set up and break down along with mentoring girls in photography,

video and writing activities. If you are interested in helping, please email

latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call 915.219.8554.

Girl Empowerment Team Training

Saturday, August 27, 10:00 to 1:00pm at Latinitas Headquarters (1359 Lomaland #502).

Become a certified Latinitas leader by attending the Girl Empowerment Team training

session. This leadership training program will provide guidance to female community

volunteers (ages 18 and over) who would like to take on a leadership role in Latinitas’ girl

empowerment programs. Participants will gain leadership, communication, teamwork,

facilitation and media skills while learning how they can serve as positive mentors and

role models for young girls. After the training, women leaders will be empowered as

certified Latinitas leader and will commit to leading at least 4 workshops during the

course of the next year. The training will offer hands-on workshops on how to

implement Latinitas girl empowerment programs which focus on helping girls build

confidence through creative multimedia expression. If you are interested in helping,

please email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call 915.219.8554.

Chicas Advancing in Media Project

August 13 & 20, 11:00am-1:00pm at the EPCC Valle Verde Campus, Room A2518.

Latinitas invites teen girls (ages 13-18) to participate in writing & multimedia workshops

this summer. Girls in this program write feature stories and create media projects to be

published in our online magazine. Volunteers are needed to help mentor the teen

participants during the scheduled workshops, help with the planning process and serve

as guest speakers with media related experience. If you are interested in helping or

would like more information about attending the workshops, please contact us at latinitasmari@yahoo.com or call 915.219.8554.

Saturday Camps

Saturday, August 13, 10:30am-12:30pm at the Richard Burges Library (9600 Dyer).

Saturday, August 13, 1:00-3:00pm at the Judge Marquez Library Branch

(610 N. Yarbrough). Saturday, August 27, 10:30am-12:30pm at the Westside Branch

Library (125 Belvidere). Female volunteers are needed to assist our camp leaders

and mentor girls (in grades 4-8th) with hands-on media arts activities. These camps

occur the 2nd & 4nd Saturday of every month, so on-going mentoring is gladly

accepted as well. If you are interested in helping, please email latinitasmari@yahoo.com

or call and leave a message at 915.219.8554

ON-GOING OPPORTUNITIES  

Club Leaders Wanted

Make a difference in a girl’s life as a club leader. Latinitas hosts media enrichment clubs

where girls can build confidence through creative expression. Latinitas partners with

local schools, nonprofits, libraries and community centers to offer weekly after-school

Latinitas clubs or monthly Saturday workshops. Our clubs focus on encouraging girls to

build confidence through creative multimedia expression. Girls in our clubs will participate

in hands-on activities such as creative writing, photography, arts & crafts, skits and more.

Our clubs connect girls with positive role models and encourage girls to express

themselves in a safe and supportive environment.  As a club leader, you would guide

small team activities and motivate girls to foster a positive self-esteem. Volunteers

commit 2 hours per week after school between 3:00-6:00pm for at least 4 months or

2 hours per month on Saturdays. If you are interested, contact us at 219.8554 or

latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com.

Become a Latinitas Intern!

Latinitas is now looking for high school and college students who are interested in

becoming a part of our Fall Intern team! Latinitas offers exciting editorial,

marketing & public relations, fundraising, graphic design, event planning and multimedia

internships. We also offer Educational Outreach Internships where interns lead girls and

teens through creative multimedia expression activities during our after-school

programs, workshops and camps. To apply for an internship, with Latinitas submit

your resume to latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com.

Recruitment Street Team

The Fall semester of Club Latinitas is coming up. We are seeking volunteers for our

Recruitment Street Team to distribute informational posters and recruit girls for our

after school programs. If you can commit 2 hours to help us post fliers at community

centers, contact us at 219.8554 or latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com.

Graphic Design Assistant

Latinitas is looking for someone with graphic design skills who can help generate flyers,

promotional materials and magazine layouts. If you are interested, contact us

at 219.8554 or latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com.

Video Editor

Latinitas is seeking someone with basic video editing skills to review content and pos

t stories on Latinitas Magazine’s YouTube channel. Contact us at 219.8554 or

latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com if you can help for as little as 1-2 hours per week.

Back to School Supply Drive

Latinitas is organizing a school supply drive to benefit deserving girls enrolled in our

after-school programs. Donations of binders, notebooks, paper, scissors, paper, markers,

pens, gluesticks, color pencils and other basic school and art supplies are being collected

at the Latinitas headquarters – 1359 Lomaland # 502. If you are interested, contact us

at 219.8554 or latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com.

Alliance for Latinitas

Tuesday, August 16th, 6-7pm at Latinitas Office (1359 Lomaland #502)

Monday, September 12th, 6-7pm at the Percolator (217 N. Stanton)

This volunteer group offers a forum for women to support and advance Latinitas’ mission

to promote the empowerment of Latina youth.  Latinitas is hosting a planning meeting for

volunteers who would like to take on leadership roles within this committee and help

plan our upcoming events. We are currently in the process of planning for a fall

photography auction fundraiser.  If you are interested in attending or would like more

information, please contact us at latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call 915.219.8554.

After-School Club Mentor
Volunteers are needed to assist with mentoring girls (in grades 4-8th) at Latinitas’

After-School Clubs. These clubs meet weekly at various schools, libraries and housing

centers around town. Volunteers are asked to volunteer one day a week, between

the hours 4:30pm to 6:30pm.  If you are interested in helping, or would like more

information please email latinitasmari@yahoo.com or call 915.219.8554

Teen Leadership Institute Coordinator

Latinitas is recruiting a couple of Teen Leadership Institute Coordinators.  These

volunteers would help us lead the five-month leadership institute for high school girls.

They would help recruit members, plan our monthly workshops, attend monthly

meetings, teach girls leadership principals, coordinate guest speakers, organize activities,

mentor participants and guide girls in organizing service projects. If you are interested

in helping or would like more information, please email latinitasmari@yahoo.com or

call 915.219.8554.

 

CONTACT US:
(915) 219.8554
latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com
1359 Lomaland # 502
El Paso, TX 79935
http://www.LatinitasMagazine.org
http:/LatinitasElPasoChicas.blogspot.com

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