There are nearly 11 million Latinos in Texas. We believe young Latinos will transform Texas through the power of their vote. We are harnessing the brilliance of our community and culture to build a generation of leaders that matches the urgency of our time.
Are you ready to make change and fight for the issues you care about? Find a group of friends and start a Jolt chapter at your high school, college or in your city.
When you start a chapter, you’ll be joining a network of young Latinos across Texas working to make our state a better place for everyone.
Artists in Residence aims to create long-term culture change by rooting Jolt’s work in the broader cultural experience of the Latino community of Texas. Artists in Residence is a collective of artists, musicians, entertainers, filmmakers, writers, and all forms of creative people who pledge to create art that will give shape to a vibrant Latino resistance movement.
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Are you ready to be a culturemaker and agent of change?
We believe that change happens when those whose voices are often excluded from our democracy and the decisions that impact their lives are empowered. That’s why we place a special focus on preparing the next generation of Latina community leaders and activists in Texas through the Jolt Leadership Institute.
Almost 90 percent of the institute’s summer 2017 graduates were Latinas. Through the development of core organizing skills and political education, participants gain the skills to build a more just democracy that serves all Texans.
The Fall 2019 institute will consist of two day-long sessions held in Austin, Dallas and Houston, TX. Sign up to be notified when applications open.