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.
HOLIDAY CHICA (AUSTIN, TX)
December 6 11am to 1pm
Latinitas headquarters (4926 E. Cesar Chavez St.)
Girls and their families will make ornaments using photography, do papel picado and even write, direct and film their own TV Christmas special using clay and stop-motion effects. Open to the whole family! $5, per family. Register today.
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
EL PASO WORKSHOPS
Aim High Conference (El Paso, TX)
November 1 from 10am-2pm
The Aim High Conference is geared toward encouraging pre-teen and teen girls to aim high by setting high goals for themselves, achieving in academic realms and exploring professional opportunities for their future success. Girls are invited to explore their future careers at the Aim High Conference hosted by Latinitas and the American Association of University Women. Aim High features unique hands-on workshops, activities and inspiring guest speakers. Girls are invited to imagine their future career, meet role models and explore the fun side of media, technology, science, engineering and math. Aim High will nurture girls’ interest in science and math courses to encourage them to consider careers in STEM. Workshops are led by professional women who are excited about sharing their careers with participants. Admission is free and lunch is provided. REGISTER TODAY. For more information, please contact Latinitas at 915.219.8554 or email@example.com.
Business Chica Workshop (El Paso, TX)
December 13 from 10am-3pm
Southwest University Auditorium
Girls will connect with female business leaders as they develop business skills, receive financial literacy training, learn about entrepreneurship and foster work-readiness skills. Girls will be able to work in teams to develop their own entrepreneur venture ideas, create a business plan and design their own marketing campaign. By meeting inspirational professional mentors, girls will be inspired to dream big and reach their full potential. Local girls are invited to explore their future careers and meet inspirational female leaders. The Business Chica Conference is created especially for pre-teen and teen girls. The workshop is $10 (includes lunch and a limited number of need-based scholarships are available). REGISTER TODAY. For more information, please contact Latinitas at 915.219.8554 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com for more information about workshops in El Paso, TX. Contact Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about programs in Austin, TX.