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Hispanic Heritage Month Blog-A-Thon

We are having a blog-a-thon to celebrate Hispanic heritage month from October 5th - October 11th. During this week, we will be encouraging our members to submit blogs each day. We have daily questions to inspire your blogs. Content may be submitted to Prizes (gift cards) will be awarded to the top three blogueras/participants. Content from the blog-a-thon may be featured at…


Added by Latinitas on September 28, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Believe in yourself!

Added by Latinitas on August 15, 2013 at 1:57pm — No Comments

GUEST BLOG: National Wildlife Federation- Planting the Seeds for Gardening with Kids

Planting the Seeds for Gardening with Kids

New guide helps you get your family’s garden…


Added by Latinitas on June 10, 2013 at 2:26pm — No Comments

GUEST BLOG: Tips for Graduating High School Seniors

Many graduating high school seniors are preparing to walk the stage and get their diplomas in the next few weeks, but then what?  Where do they go from here?  While the traditional route for most is college, one expert says that’s not the best choice for everyone – and parents and young adults should be encouraged to explore all the different options.


Patrick Bet-David, an author, CEO, impossibility thinker and award-winning…


Added by Latinitas on June 10, 2013 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

DIY Jewelry Organizer

Written by "Crafts from the Closet”

My favorite part about spring isn’t just knowing that summer is quickly approaching (which of course means warm weather, sandals, and tank tops!) but actually that spring cleaning is bound to happen. It gives me a chance to remove all my winter clothing from my wardrobe and get prepared for the beautiful 70- and 80-degree weather.

 Each year I go through the clothing I find clothing to donate to a local charity or clothing drive. It’s the…


Added by Latinitas on April 16, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Feminisim from a male perspective

Written by guest blogger, Eric M. Acosta

Being a feminist means that you want equality for everyone.  It has nothing to do with being a woman.  Anyone can be a feminist.  Feminists are fighting for human rights not women's rights.  This is an important distinction to make because by shifting the focus of Feminism to the fight for human’s rights, you make feminism an all-inclusive political group which is the point of feminism.  Politicians and the media tend to…


Added by Latinitas on March 21, 2013 at 3:11pm — 1 Comment

Guest Blog: Women and the Web

written by Allison Morris, from


 Girls Online Infographic

Added by Latinitas on February 28, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Guest Blog for College Students: When to Pursue a Ph.D. After Earning an MBA

Earning an MBA requires both a lot of time and financial investment, but the rewards include greater job opportunities and a chance for a higher salary. It’s not a stretch, then, to think that pursuing a Ph.D. will afford even greater opportunities, but it may not always be worth the additional time and money. For example, if you earned an Internet marketing MBA, would…


Added by Latinitas on February 28, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Do Something Awards

The Do Something Awards (formerly the BR!CK Awards) identifies exceptional young social entrepreneurs, activists, and community leaders who have a significant social impact. The Do Something Award nominees and winners are the pivotal "do-ers" in their fields and causes. For this year's awards five finalists will be selected and rewarded with a $10,000 community grant, participation in the third Do Something Awards TV show on VH1, media coverage, and continued support from Of…


Added by Latinitas on December 21, 2011 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Fellowship Opportunities

It is never too early to start developing leadership experience and gain skills to prepare for your future career.  Check out these fellowship programs for social innovators you may find of interest.

Here's a link to a bunch of domestic and international fellowship programs. …


Added by Latinitas on December 21, 2011 at 4:28pm — No Comments

Guest Blog: 10 Ways to Get Ur Good On for the Holidays

Guest Blog By Portia Obeng, Youth Service America (YSA)

Youth Service America (YSA) wants you to Get Ur Good On…


Added by Latinitas on December 20, 2011 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Call for Applications - Latinitas Youth Editorial Advisory Board

Wanna get published, have your voice heard and become a part of a magazine team? is the first digital magazine by and for Latina youth. Latinitas is a dedicated to being a strong voice for young Latinas, telling the stories of our community and serving as a forum for self-expression. This national award-winning online magazine is currently recruiting female teens to serve as magazine writers and editors of our on-line magazine. From quinces to fashion, advice to… Continue

Added by Latinitas on September 13, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

20 Latinitas Under 20 - Award Nominations Accepted

Young Latinas are paving the way as community leaders, activists and volunteers.  A wave of young talented Latinas are ready to become the future leaders of America.  We are looking for 20 Latinitas under 20 who are getting involved, acting as leaders and creating positive change.  To recognize young Latina leaders who are making a difference, Latinitas is accepting submissions for a magazine feature article in  To…


Added by Latinitas on June 2, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Fashionistas Inspiring Girls


ashionistas are teaming together to host a charity girl empowerment fashion show featuring clothing for girls, teens and women on May 14th from 3-6pm at the EPCC Administrative Services Center. Come enjoy a fashion show, listen to live music, watch a video screening, view an exhibit of youth artwork, dance performances, hear an inspirational guest speaker, and shop from… Continue

Added by Latinitas on May 9, 2011 at 10:59pm — No Comments

Inspirational Quotes

We asked a few friends to share their favorite quotes and inspirational messages.  Check out what these inspirational chicas had to say:


Janette believes "World peace will come to stay when we live Christmas everyday"


Ytzel believes "DON'T dream it, BE it!" - Dr. Frankenturler


"Whatever you do in life will be insignificant but it's very important that you do it anyway" - Ghandi


Melissa believes that it's not what you look like,…


Added by Latinitas on January 24, 2011 at 3:12pm — 1 Comment

Fellowship: Archer Fellowship in DC

2011-2012 Undergraduate Archer Fellowship Application

Thank you for your interest in becoming an Archer Fellow. The experience of living and working in Washington, D.C. is like none other and we are pleased to be able to offer this program to undergraduate students from The University of Texas System. The application deadline for the 2011-2012 academic year is Friday, February 18, 2011. Finalists will be notified by March 1, 2011 and will be expected to participate…


Added by Latinitas on January 19, 2011 at 8:36pm — No Comments

Latinitas Writing Contest: How do you maintain your cultural roots?

We are hosting a Back-to-School Essay contest for high school girls in the El Paso, Texas surrounding area answering the prompt between 450-750 words, “How did your family Immigrate into the U.S., or how do you maintain your cultural roots?”

The top winners will receive a hair style, make-up consultation and a photo shoot by a professional photographer on Aug. 21. The entry will be published in our magazine along with the winners' photos. E-mail submissions at… Continue

Added by Latinitas on August 7, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Mother's Day Essay

Congratulations to our Mother's Day Writing Contest Winner - DeeAnne Kent!!!

Mother’s Day

Submitted by: DeeAnne Kent…


Added by Latinitas on May 10, 2010 at 10:06am — No Comments

Latinitas Hot Topic: Blog Post Question

Hey Chicas! - Join the conversation & express yourself by posting a blog or a comment. Respond to our latest hot topic: WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT ARIZONA'S NEW IMMIGRATION LAW - SB 1070? THE LAW WOULD MAKE THE FAILURE TO CARRY IMMIGRATION DOCUMENTS A CRIME & GIVE POLICE POWER TO DETAIN ANYONE… Continue

Added by Latinitas on May 4, 2010 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Guest Blog: College Visits 101 - Top 10 Tips for Your Spring Break College Road Trip

College Visits 101” - Top 10 Tips for Your Spring Break College Road Trip…


Added by Latinitas on March 21, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments




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