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Somos Squarespace Education Fund


2020 helped highlight the discrepancy in access to tools and education for the Latinx Community. A photo of children outside of a Taco Bell went viral when it was discovered that they are attempting to access the WiFi in order to attend their classes and focus on their studies. This moment in time highlighted that this issue is a deep rooted one and we need to focus on our youth.

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Austin's only bilingual STEM education nonprofit for 20 years, Latinitas is dedicated to empowering all girls to innovate using media and technology, providing direct digital media and technology training and esteem-boosting services to nearly 3,000 girls and teens across Texas annually, 2,000 in Central and through virtual programs 15 other Texas cities, 25 other states and other countries including Colombia, Venezuela, Costa Rica and also India a the Philippines. Latinitas has served over 40,000 girls and teens through after-school clubs, weekend workshops, teen internships, camps and conferences at 140+ Texas schools, libraries, community and cultural centers, and public housing sites, equipping girls and teens of all backgrounds with media, technology, and cultural literacy lessons.

Girls Who Code Inc

Girls Who Code programs work to inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21 St century opportunities.

Latin American Youth Center, Inc.

The mission of Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) is to empower a diverse population of youth to achieve a successful transition to adulthood through multi-cultural, comprehensive, and innovative programs that address youths' social, academic, and career needs.For 50 years, LAYC has been committed to transforming the lives of low-income young people and their families. LAYC offers multi-service, comprehensive, and bilingual enrichment, prevention, and intervention programs and opportunities in education, workforce readiness, housing, community building, mental health services, arts, and healthy recreation to over 5,000 individuals each year.

Code Nation

Code Nation equips students with the skills, experiences and connections that together create access to careers in technology. With a volunteer teaching corps of 300 professional web and software developers and a network of school and company partners, we provide coding courses and work-based learning programs to students who attend under-resourced high schools.In 2018-19, our programs reach almost 1,500 students in 46 schools in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area. 73% of students who complete two or more years of Code Nation programs are majoring in computer science or a related field in college or currently employed in tech.

Mujeres Latinas En Accion, Inc.

Mujeres is a bilingual/bicultural agency seeking to empower Latinas, their families and youth to become self reliant, to take full advantage of available opportunities, and to create new opportunities to improve the quality of their lives. In pursuit of this mission, Mujeres 1) provides comprehensive services that help women explore choices, make informed decisions, develop self esteem, and enhance daily living and problem-solving skills; and 2) undertakes policy analysis and advocacy efforts with and on behalf of Latinas.Mujeres Latinas en Accion maintains three facilities: 1. Pilsen HQ serving the Chicago metro area2. Pilsen all youth facility serving youth from Chicago 3. North Riverside serving primarily clients from Chicago's western suburbs

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