Latinas in Tech (LIT)

About LIT

Latinas in Tech (LIT) was a six week computer science, coding, leadership development, community action, and scholarly research camp held in the summer of 2022. Participants had the use of brand new laptops purchased with grant funds and additional help from HP. They also built individual websites based on their leadership skills and community action research. There was a group project of making a new Entre Mujeres website for the PRAHD website.

A final celebration to showcase and honor the participants’ achievements with family, friends, and the community was held at the beginning of September.

LIT Philosophy

PRAHD and LIT recognizes young women need a challenging and nurturing space to navigate the unique experiences they face within the STEM world. We firmly believe that no circumstance is too limiting and no skill is too hard — and every participant can gain proper access to the skills and leadership perspectives to succeed in today’s STEM world.

Our program helped young women immerse themselves in coding and website design with the freedom to adopt whichever level of skill-intensity currently works best for them (ex. ranging from beginner skills for recreational use to more advanced development for future employment purposes).

As participants gather general technology skills, they were challenged to develop the necessary leadership identity, personal mission statement, and community action strategy to ensure their skills can produce intricate and powerful outcomes for them, their family, and their community.

View Individual Websites

Please use the links below to view the LIT Participants’ Websites.

The information on the above websites are for general informational purposes only. The thoughts, opinions and views contained herein are those of the creators, and not PRAHD. Inc. PRAHD, Inc. makes no representation or warranty, express or implied. Your use of the sites above is solely at your own risk. These sites may contain links to third party content, which we do not warrant, endorse, or assume liability for.

About Our Program

Tuesdays

Led by Kara West

Tuesdays were focused on hands-on and practical technology instruction. By the end of the six weeks, participants were able to:

  • Explore Online Safety & Security and Intellectual Property,
  • Help build, create, and design a website for PRAHD’s Entre Mujeres Program,
  • Learn, understand, and perform a creative block based coding project, and
  • Build, create, and design a personal webpage reflecting on their experience during LIT.

Thursdays

Led by Saidy Cedano

Saidy took over demonstrating how their website could become a Social Action Project. They learned to strengthen their leadership identity and improved their community using the insights and characteristics unique to them. To accomplish these objectives, each participant learned to: 

  • Analyze their unique leadership identity and characteristics, discover their inner motivations, and tell their story to produce a healthy and long-standing “personal mission statement”. 
  • Specify their interests by developing a well-detailed research statement about a local social justice issue to help participants target the issue in the form of a personal website, which they will have full creative control of.
  • Design a community action strategy that requires participants to use their unique leadership characteristics to consider intricate aspects of the community’s experiences and determine the best ways to reach and teach them.

Give a Little, Change a Lot

Together We Can Make a Difference

Special Thank You

PRAHD and LIT are grateful to the grant funding provided by American Association of University Women (AAUW). Please check out their website for more information about their organization: https://www.aauw.org/

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*Our next session is starting soon and will be open to all gender identities. Please fill out the form below to receive more information.

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Our Contact

Kara West

kwest@prahd.org

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