Staff Spotlight: Jasmine Villa, Editor Behind the Scenes

Meet our amazing Editor who helps amplify the voices of young Latinas by serving as a role model, mentor and writing coach for our Latinitas.  Q: How long have you been working with Latinitas and what motivated you to apply at this particular organization? A: I’ve been working with Latinitas for 4 years. My academic interests… Read more

Going to a Camp Where “Girls Looked Like Her.”

After having my 9yr old daughter tell me she wanted to attend a summer camp where girls “looked like her,” I found Latinitas. Aleah was a bit nervous beginning a new summer camp, but quickly became friends with other campers as well as the camp leaders. As a mom, I was a bit nervous for… Read more

Code Chica Spotlight

2016 Code Chica Conference Testimonial:  “My daughter Trinity enjoyed Code Chica so much she hasn’t stopped talking about it. She’s also made a second webpage and is teaching her friends at school what she’s learned!” – Trinity’s mom, Chevaun Why Code Chica? According to the U.S. Department of Labor, by the time girls in middle school… Read more

Chica Power Fest Testimonials

CHICA POWER FEST HIGHLIGHTS What did the girls learn at the Chica Power Fest? I learned to love myself the way I am and to be more confident. I learned that I am beautiful and that having confidence is an amazing feeling. Although there are challenges, you need to push forward and keep trying. That… Read more

College is Important

Why is College Important? Latinitas partnered with the UTEP Center for Civic Engagement to give local pre-teen and teen girls a tour of the college campus and host workshops on the importance of college, how to prepare for college and about financial aid. Below girls share why they think college is important: College is important… Read more

Southwest Key Says Thanks

Thank you so much for all you do to support the growth and development of young ladies in our community.  Your services are relevant and engaging and cover a wide variety of topics.  Most girls are able to find something appealing and interesting at your camps no matter how unique their interests may be.  Moreover,… Read more

Workshop Testimonials

“Thank you so much for the opportunity to participate in such a wonderful event.  My daughter Fabiola truly enjoyed the game design adventure and is excited about starting her own game.  She is already talking about who might be her “BETA” testers. I am very impressed with your program.” Maria Guadalupe Palop Mother, Software Engineer

Latinitas Alumni Profile: Sara Martinez

CHICA PROFILE: SARA MARTINEZ In 2004, a 6th grader, Sara Martinez joined Club Latinitas. She  now is currently a journalism major at UT Austin. Recently, Sara came full circle back to Latinitas by joining our youth editorial advisory board. We are so proud to have her back! Eleven years ago, Sara Martinez joined one of… Read more

Business Chica Testimonials

INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION OF BUSINESS LEADERS In December, Latinitas hosted the Business Chica conference to connect girls with role models, help girls discover career options and to promote entrepreneurship. Girls had a chance to meet inspirational business owners, participate in financial literacy workshops and hear from college mentors majoring in business. During a hands-on… Read more

Former Austin ISD Principal Raffy Garza-Viscaino

“It is I who is honored to support you and the wonderful work you do. I saw firsthand the positive difference Latinitas makes in the lives of our Martin Middle School girls. I am thrilled to see that Latinitas has continued to grow and touch the lives of young women. I am so honored to… Read more