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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.

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AUSTIN WORKSHOPS

CODE CHICA- APP DESIGN 

Latinitas presents a day of mobile app development. Creating, coding and marketing your own app! Activities include: interactive workshops, meeting tech mentors and using our girl brains to change technology.

WHERE:  Austin Community College Eastview Campus (3401 Webberville Road)

WHEN: April 16, 9am-4pm

WHY: 9000 tech jobs are coming to Austin by 2017, however, women make up less than 17% of these companies; Latina women: less than 1%. Latinitas Code Chica conferences are focused on changing the statistics, by introducing girls to coding and technology on their terms. Girls at Code Chica should be artists, inventors and entrepreneurs. Girls will create an app and code it at the event, but will also design its look and create a business plan for her new product.

For more information, call 512.900.0304 or email austin@latinitasmagazine.org GET YOUR TICKET NOW!

HACA WORKSHOPS

Welcome Public Housing Families! Latinitas Magazine is hosting several workshops surrounding digital media and tech activities. The workshops will take place every 3rd Saturday from January to July. These events are free and open to the whole family. For more information, call 512.900.0304 or email austin@latinitasmagazine.org.

WHERE:  Henry Flores Center at Meadowbrook Apartments from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
Community Space at Bouldin Oaks Apartments from 2:00-3:30 pm

1/16 Through the Lens: Art of Photography
2/20 Music Video Creation
3/19 Music TV: Music & Reporting
4/16 Photo PSA: Using Media to Change the World
5/21 Tech Family: College & Career Readiness Using Tech Tools
6/18 Hay un App Para Eso: Create an Original Smartphone App

GIRLS IN TECH

Latinitas Girls Leading Girls Through Tech.
WHERE: Housing Authority of the City of Austin- Meadowbrook Apartments
WHEN:  Every Saturday, February 6th – March 19th
10 am-2pm  with lunch provided
Looking for a group of 7th graders and older interested in video games, creating apps, learning animation and 3-D Story Telling.

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EL PASO WORKSHOPS

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 co-hosed by Latinitas, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering young Latinas, and the UTEP Center for Civic Engagement.

WHEN: February 13 from 10am-2pm

WHERE: UTEP Miner Village (2401 N Oregon)

WHY: Young Latinas are suffering the highest rates of school drop out of all their female peers and College Chica is a direct effort to curb those statistics by demystifying the college experience. Girls are invited to discover the importance of college and get an insider’s view of college life. Girls will have an opportunity to tour the UTEP campus, meet college student mentors, attend workshops on the importance of education and participate in activities to start preparing for college. Sessions on video production, photography and blogging will feature investigative activities on why college is important, what it is like and how to afford it.

REGISTER: Pre-registration is encouraged. For more information, call 219.8554, email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or visit http://laslatinitas.com/programs/registration

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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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