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.
Code Chica 2014
Kick off keynote
Workshop 2: Brainstorm Your Project
Lunch – Women in Tech
Workshop 3: Create Projects
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
EL PASO WORKSHOPS
- STAY TEEN DAY – May 24: Latinitas is hosting a mother & daughter workshop focused on encouraging girls to be confident, to have healthy relationships and to keep open lines of communication with their parents. We are teaming up with the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition during May a month dedicated to promoting teen pregnancy prevention. This workshop is specifically for teen girls and mothers and will include workshops on confidence, healthy relationships and teen parent testimonials. To sign up, register online at: http://laslatinitas.com/programs/registration
- MOTHER & DAUGHTER WORKSHOPS (EL PASO, TX) 10935 Ben Crenshaw #207, El Paso, TX from 10:00am-1:00pm; Mother & Daughter workshops offer an opportunity for moms and daughters to bond over fun confidence-building activities and creative expression. These workshops off hands-on activities on self-esteem, body image, bullying & inner beauty and give mom and daughter teams an opportunity to relax and rejuvenate with fun activities related to nutrition, confidence, de-stress and fitness. To register, call 915.219.8554, email email@example.com or register online at: http://laslatinitas.com/programs/registration
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about workshops in El Paso, TX. Contact Laura at email@example.com for more information about programs in Austin, TX.