The Salsa Project coming to Austin. Ojeda Middle School will host a booth on April 21 on Ragsdale Lawn at St. Edward’s University to sell their salsa, made with some ingredients from the school’s small garden. The Salsa Project, funded by the Texas Farmers Bureau, aims to teach the community about how to build and maintain a community garden.
Are you a leader? The New Philanthropists, an organization that seeks to create more diverse and inclusive nonprofit boards in Austin, hosts the Take the Lead Mixer at Eastside Lash Company on April 21 from 6- 8:30 p.m. The free event focuses on the importance of board service and leadership in the Latinx community. Council Member Vanessa Fuentes, LaRessa Quintana, a governmental affairs consultant at LLP, and Damian Pantoja, a community engagement specialist at City of Austin, are featured guests.
Latinitas needs volunteers. Latinitas, a nonprofit that empowers all girls to innovate via media and technology, needs volunteers for a green-focused startup conference called Eco Chica on April 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This conference aims to help girls ages 9-14 learn about entrepreneurship and the skills needed to launch their own startups. Find out more here.
Do you have any extra toiletries to spare? Casa Marianella, a shelter for displaced immigrants, needs shampoo, conditioner and toothpaste. You can drop off donations at 821 Gunter St. Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 512-385-5571 or email email@example.com to give a heads up when dropping donations off.