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Latinitas offers community workshops and presentations focused on helping girls build confidence through creative multimedia expression. Outreach Workshops are collaborative programs held in partnership with local youth groups to offer girls an opportunity to participate in fun and engaging media lessons designed to develop skills and spark interest.

CODE CHICA CONFERENCE (AUSTIN, TX & surrounding areas)

Coding.org reports that one million of the best jobs in the next 10 years will require a computer science background.  When we look at the number of girls and women pursuing that career path – things look bleak, women of color – the numbers are nearly nil.  Less than one percent of U.S. engineers are Latina. Providing a space where girls ages 9-18 can  learn coding languages, brainstorm a coding project of their own and then execute that project with experienced coders – Latinitas presents Code Chica, an all day event including a culminating hackathon with prizes. Girls engage in coding workshops, are visited at lunch by women in tech and get to put their personal stamp on a coding project. Code Chica takes place at Austin Community College Eastview campus (3401 Webberville Road) from 9am to 4:30 pm for any girl ages 9-18.  Cost for the day is $15, includes lunch. Current event partners include SXSW Interactive, MakerSquare, an Austin-based coding education company, Dell and General Electric. Register today! https://latinitas.ticketbud.com/code-chica-conference

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EL PASO WORKSHOPS
HEALTHY CHICA
January 31 from 10am-3pm
El Paso First – 1145 Westmoreland, El Paso, TX
Girls ages 11-17 are invited to join us for a day of girl power featuring inspirational guest speakers and hands-on workshops promoting health, wellness and confidence. Girls will have an opportunity to participate in a yoga workshop, a session on healthy eating and a dance lesson. Join us for creative expression activities that will help girls de-stress, relax and rejuvenate. This free workshop is presented in partnership by Latinitas and El Paso First Health Plans. For more information, contact Latinitas at 219.8554, latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or www.LatinitasElPaso.com.

COLLEGE CHICA
February 21 from 10am-2pm
UTEP Mike Loya Academic Services Building, El Paso, TX
Girls are invited to discover the importance of college and get an insider’s view of college life in the Latinitas College Chica workshop. Girls ages 9-17 will have an opportunity to tour the UTEPcampus, meet college student mentors, attend workshops on the importance of education and participate in activities to start preparing for college. This workshop is co-hosted by Latinitas and the UTEP Center for Civic Engagement. Admission is free. For more information, contact Latinitas at 219.8554, latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or www.LatinitasElPaso.com.
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SPEAKERS BUREAU
Latinitas offers a speakers bureau to provide culturally relevant, girl-empowerment and media-related workshops for Hispanic girls in Central and West Texas. Latinitas has offered classes, panels, presentations and events for groups such as the Girl Scouts, YWCA, Big Brother/ Big Sister, Child Protective Services, Mother Daughter Program, GENaustin, Expanding Your Horizons, schools, church groups, shelters and many other youth groups. Latinitas teaches girls skills related to journalism, poetry, film-making, audio production, web design, internet navigation, graphic art and photography. Workshops are tailored to the interests of each group and revolve around Latina empowerment themes such as confidence building, media awareness, body image, stereotypes, diversity, cultural pride, healthy relationships, violence prevention, bullying, goal setting, leadership, service learning, college preparation and several other girl-friendly topics. Latinitas receives numerous requests for training and community education services from within Texas and abroad. Latinitas offers out-of town full day and half day workshops at an hourly rate plus travel, lodging and per diem.

GIRL SCOUT BADGES
Latinitas works with the Girl Scout Central Texas Council and the Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest to offer troop media, art, cultural and technology workshops that help girls ages 11-17 in completing requirements for Journeys and Badges.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
We are always looking to build partnerships with community groups to share our curriculum with Hispanic girls to give them an opportunity to explore media. Contact Alicia at latinitasaly@yahoo.com for more information about workshops in El Paso, TX. Contact Laura at latinitasld@yahoo.com for more information about programs in Austin, TX.

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