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Latinitas Announces Design Chica Poster Contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CALL FOR ENTRIES Latinitas is Requesting Submissions for the Design Chica Poster Redesign Competition AUSTIN, TX — February 7, 2017 — So you think you can design? Austin-based nonprofit Latinitas is looking for talented graphic designers to redesign the poster for its upcoming Design Chica Conference. Through this competition, the nonprofit is… Read more

Latinitas Selected as a Mozilla Gigabit Community Fund Grantee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Vicky Garza / Latinitas Selected as One of 19 Mozilla Gigabit Community Fund Grantees The Austin-based nonprofit’s Gigabit Girls project will bring virtual reality to girls in Austin Public Housing Austin, Texas (January 24, 2017) – Latinitas, an Austin-based nonprofit organization focused on equipping Latina youth with multimedia production skills and… Read more

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… Read more

Latinitas Launches “1,000 Reasons to Help Latina Youth” #GivingTuesday Campaign

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Vicky Garza / Latinitas Launches “1,000 Reasons to Help Latina Youth” Campaign for #GivingTuesday Global Day of Giving Takes Place on November 29th AUSTIN, TX — November 21, 2016 — Austin-based nonprofit Latinitas aims to raise $1,000 in monthly giving by #GivingTuesday through its “1,000 Reasons to Help Latina Youth” campaign…. Read more

Latinitas and Con Mi MADRE Present Austin Latinas in Film Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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… Read more

Latinitas Selected 1 in 28 for 2016 Google RISE Awards

The Austin-based nonprofit is one of 28 organizations in 16 countries receiving a 2016 Google RISE Award Austin, Texas (June 7, 2016) – Latinitas, an Austin-based nonprofit organization focused on equipping Latina girls and teens with multimedia production skills and technology training, announced today that it has received a 2016 Google RISE Award for its efforts… Read more

Latinitas Celebrates Women’s History Month with Blog-a-thon

Latinitas Announce Weeklong Blog-A-Thon Calling all Latina bloggers to celebrate Women’s History Month! The nonprofit organization, Latinitas, is hosting a Blog-A-Thon March 1st-5th on for the creative girls who want to #SpeakOut and share their creative voice during Women’s History Month. Each day will have a different blog topic. Expressing themselves through writing is… Read more

Austin’s Public Housing and Girls Empowerment Non-Profit Partner with National Tech Initiative to get More “Chicas” to Explore Tech

HACA’s Pathways Program and Latinitas’s Girls Leading Girls Initiative Use National Center for Women and Information Technology Resources to Cultivate More Gender Diversity in Tech Austin, Texas – February 05, 2016 – 9,000 technology jobs are coming to Austin by 2017, yet the current industry employs less than 17 percent of women. The National Center… Read more

College Chica El Paso

COLLEGE CHICA PREPARES GIRLS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION   WHAT:  College Chica is a full-day conference centered around college attainment. The event will feature college prep workshops, a college student panel and keynote speakers presenting on the value of academic pursuit. WHO: Girls ages 10-18 are invited to attend Latinitas’ College Chica conference. The event is… Read more

Healthy Chica

Latinitas Uses Media & Tech to Debunk Confusing Health Messages  El Paso, TX- Media has such power and influence, directing mixed messages at teen girls about diet, esteem, body image, happiness, achievement and much more.  Latinitas’ Healthy Chica Conference, January 30 from 10am-3pm at El Paso First, 1145 Westmoreland for any girl ages 9-18 puts the message-making in girls’… Read more