Conferences and Workshops

UPCOMING EVENTS:

AUSTIN SUMMER CAMPS – July through August 2017, Monday – Friday from 9am to 4pm

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LATINITAS AUSTIN SUMMER CAMPS

Cine Chica: July 10 – July 14

Fashion Forward: July 17 – July 21

Tech Chica: July 24 – July 28

Healthy Chica: July 31 – August 4

Camps are Monday-Friday from 9am to 4pm

Cost: $200 / Need-based scholarships are available

Where: 4926 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78702

REGISTER HERE

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PAST EVENTS:

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DESIGN CHICA CONFERENCE

Saturday, April 15, 2017

9am to 4pm

Cost: $10 / Lunch provided

Where: 3401 Webberville Rd (ACC-Eastview Campus)

Girls will work with UX professionals to design their very own website. During lunch, girls will meet with local VR experts while experiencing virtual reality demonstrations.

REGISTER HERE

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Tech Familia Digital Scrapbooking Workshop

LATINITAS AUSTIN TECH FAMILIA:

DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKING

Saturday, January 28, 2017 

10 am to 12 pm 

Cost: FREE for the whole family!

Where: 4926 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78702

REGISTER HERE 

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Latinitas Tech Familia Workshop: Create A Web App

LATINITAS AUSTIN TECH FAMILIA:

CREATE A WEB APP

Saturday, November 26th, 10 am to 12 pm 

Cost: FREE for the whole family!

Where: 4926 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78702

REGISTER HERE 

This Thanksgiving weekend, Latinitas invites all families to join in on some free fun at our next Tech Familia workshop. Create a web app for giving and learn about the powerful combination that is design/technology and philanthropy.

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LATINITAS AUSTIN

START UP CHICA CONFERENCE

Saturday, October 22nd 

9 am to 4 pm 

Cost: $10.00

REGISTER HERE 

This all day event will teach girls (ages 9-18) how to develop their own entrepreneur venture ideas from start to pitch by creating a business plan and marketing campaign with the assistance of mentors with the end of day goal to present to real investors!

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

For more information, call 512.900.0304 or email austin@latinitasmagazine.org

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LATINITAS EL PASO STEM CHICA CONFERENCE

Saturday, November 12

10 am to 3 pm

WHAT: STEM Chica Conference: This STEM conference for girls will help local female pre-teen and teen girls to experience a real STEM job mentored by professionals in this leadership and science, technology, engineering and math career workshop.

WHEN: November 12 ( 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

WHERE: TecH20 Center (10751 Montana, El Paso, TX)

WHO: Latinitas, the American Association of University Women and the TecH20 Center are partnering to co-host the STEM Chica Conference. The STEM Chica conference is created especially for girls ages 9 and up with unique hands-on workshops, exhibits and panels.

WHY: The STEM Chica 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 STEM professional opportunities for their future success. Girls are invited to imagine their future STEM career and meet STEM role models. Workshops are led by professional women who are excited about sharing their careers with participants. STEM Chica features unique hands-on STEM workshops, activities and inspiring guest speakers.

REGISTER: Pre-registration is encouraged. For more information, call 219.8554, email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or visit www.LatinitasElPaso.com.

For more information, call 915.219.8554 or latinitasep@gmail.com.

Kennedy Club Leader Testimonial Spring 2013

What I liked most about leading my club at the Kennedy Community, was being able to interact with girls on a personal level while teaching them about topics that really matter and watching their interests grow and minds work. In the clubs we mostly wrote, drew, and took pictures that dealt with meaningful topics such as college, healthy relationships, body image, photography and women in history. They learned topics through discussion and asked questions along with participating in the activities. My favorite activity was in the body image lesson plan where the girls got to create their own magazine cover and write down what makes them beautiful. My favorite memory was during the Magazine cover shoot at the Kennedy housing authority where I was able to help the girls realize that what they do for their families, and who they are as a girl makes them beautiful. I think the girls learned a lot about what’s going on in the world outside of school, and are able to decide where they stand on different topics, which benefits them greatly. I also believe that the clubs give them an alternative to watching TV or getting into fights, for at least one day out of the week. As a club leader, I learned how different girls are, but also how outspoken and genuine they can be while their still growing up. Being a club leader reminded me of where I came from and the difficulties and the joy that comes with being a young Latina.

 

Esperanza Club Leader Testimonial Spring 2013

I lead girls at the Esperanza Acosta Moreno Public Library, I enjoyed leading these girls because they were always up for the activity for the day. I always liked to start off with an icebreaker and they enjoyed playing these activities and asked to play telephone. We have done video public service announcements about the topic of body image, they took the best photographs when we did the photography lesson, and they created posters related to college, and wrote about a famous SHEro for Women’s History Month. My favorite memory has to be the day they wanted to make a Harlem Shake music video while we were doing the “I am beautiful” video documentary. The girls learned the importance of speaking their minds, and coming up with creative ideas, and completing projects. It will definitely help them become leaders, and it also opens their minds to new ideas and ways of thinking which will help them stand out from the rest of their peers. As a club leader, I have learned the importance of patience, developed a better understanding of what girls have to go through, and learned how to effectively give lectures and directions.

-Bianca Castrejon

Alvarez Club Leader Testimonial Spring 2013

My first meeting with the Alvarez club began with a youth global service day project; it was a good start to an amazing club. I loved that all of the girls were outspoken and not afraid to stick to their ideas, but they were willing to learn. It was somewhat intimidating to say the least and I appreciated every minute of it. The youth global service day project was a three day activity where we learned about a social problem and found ways to help the cause. The girls made a video and fliers to promote a book and toy drive for a child crisis center here in El Paso. Although our donation was small, the girls learned how much hard work goes into a good cause. The girls also learned body image, photography and how to stay active. Staying active was my favorite activity because the girls already new so much about their health and we held a long discussion about the importance of health. We also choreographed a music video to understand the many ways one can exercise. I’ll always remember the way these girls worked together  and supported each other during the dance, even when they were embarrassed. During the club discussions, I think the girls were able to learn more about themselves and understand how others think. They learned new topics that benefitted them and were also able to see those topics from different perspectives. As a club leader, I realized the importance of decisiveness when it matters. The girls have so many great and wonderful ideas that I’ve found ways to accommodate all of them by giving everyone their own time period to talk. The girls have also made me understand and appreciate different perspectives that have really helped me grow as a person. Being a club leader is always the highlight of my week, I am eternally grateful for the opportunity and sad that our semester is over.

-Laura Werthmann