Latino groups participating in Amplify Austin

Amplify Austin, the annual online day of giving, has kicked off. It’s the chance for more than 600 nonprofits across Central Texas to get some much needed exposure and donations. This year, the event hopes to raise $9 million.

Here at Somos Austin, we’ve compiled a list of nonprofits that specifically serve Latinos or have it in their mission to enrich the understanding of Latino cultures in Central Texas. It’s complete with links to their donation sites. Give away!

Amigos de las Americas, Austin Chapter

Goal: $6,000

This group trains young leaders in high school and college to become immersed in cross-cultural experiences and sends its members to go live and volunteer in various Latin American countries including Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador , Nicaragua, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Paraguay.

Casa Marianella

Goal: $25,000

This nonprofit aims to create community within Latin American immigrants and international refugees by providing hospitality and promoting self-sufficiency.

Esquina Tango

Goal: $4,000

A nonprofit group that aims to foster personal wellness by promoting an appreciation for Latin cultures through dance and language classes as well as social events.

Hispanic Scholarship Consortium

Goal: $6,000

Provides scholarships for Central Texas Hispanic students.

Manos de Cristo

Goal: $100,000

Promotes dignity and self-reliance by meeting basic needs with food and clothing for low-income individuals. The group also provides essential oral care and helps further educational development.

Mexic-Arte Museum

Goal: $5,000

The museum dedicates itself to cultural enrichment and education through  the collection, preservation and presentation of traditional and contemporary Mexican, Latino, and Latin American art and culture to promote dialogue and understanding among its visitors.

LUPE Arte

Goal: $15,000

Latinas Unidas Por El Arte (LUPE Arte) promotes the arts and culture by providing arts education to youth and helping connect emerging and professional artists with employment opportunities. The group is also focused on promoting women artists and sharing Latino arts and culture with the community.

Roy Lozano’s Ballet Folklorico de Texas

Goal: $3,000

Aims to enrich culture in Austin through traditional Mexican folk dances and other educational programs.

Teatro Vivo

Goal: $10,000

This nonprofit produces and promotes Latino theater that provides a window into the Latino community and makes theater accessible to all audiences, especially those with little exposure to the arts.

The Hispanic Alliance

Goal: $5,000

This group works to ensure the success and growth of Austin’s Hispanic community by providing access to tools, training and other opportunities that allow Hispanic individuals to reach their full potential.

Goal: $15,000
A statewide, membership-based organization that empowers low-income workers to achieve fair employment through education, direct services, organizing and strategic partnerships.
If you know any Latino-specific nonprofits we missed, email jbarragan@statesman.com to let us know.