About us

We are a non-profit 501c(3) organization focused on empowering students to innovate through media and technology. We offer a variety of opportunities for students to discover their voice, develop media and technology skills and build a solid foundation for their future.

Latinitas was founded in 2002 by Laura Donnelly and Alicia Rascon.

What does Latinitas do?

Through after-school clubs, camps, events and publications, and channels, we provide a space, both physical and online, for students to express themselves, develop their skills, learn about their culture, and discover their unique voice.

What is the purpose of Latinitas?

Latinas are underestimated and underrepresented. It’s time for Latinas to know that they are important; they deserve to see their experiences reflected honestly and accurately.

Our Values

  1. Dedication, Empowerment, Community
    • Latinitas is dedicated to serving and empowering underrepresented communities
  2. Access, Resources, Exposure
    • Latinitas aims to bridge the gap in access to education and careers in technology and achievement of women in media and STEM fields.
  3. Confidence, Leadership, Advocacy
    • Latinitas builds future leaders in STEAM who advocate for themselves and their communities.
  4. Culture, Pride, Inclusion
    • Latinitas creates a culturally conscious environment that instills pride in identity and a sense of inclusion.
  5. Collaboration, Positivity, Respect
    • Latinitas values an internal and external culture of respectful, positive communication and collaboration of ideas.
  6. Equity, Diversity, Opportunity
    • Latinitas builds the equitable world we want to see by uplifting communities of color to have seats at the tables of power
  7. Trailblaze, Innovate, Challenge
    • Latinitas cultivates innovative minds driven to express their creativity and confidently approach challenges