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What We're Fundraising For

La Tiendita Student Pantry 
Since 2017, La Tiendita has been addressing food insecurity among our students by proving non-perishable food items, toiletries, household cleaning products, and more. Our donation-based pantry is completely anonymous and is located on the second floor of the Gordon-White Building. 

With the rising cost of living in the Austin area, we have seen an exponential increased usage of La Tiendita. Our resources are limited and quickly depleting. This year we are asking for your help to keep La Tiendita stocked for many semester to come! 

We thank you for your support.

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Students at our Pop-up Pachanga in 2019.

Three Units. One Mission.  

Latino Studies is a powerhouse of Latino thought and advocacy at The University of Texas at Austin, fearlessly upholding the mission of ethnic studies by creating space to explore and understand the lives of Latinos in the U.S. while using our knowledge and resources to support Latino communities everywhere. Since 1970, we’ve grown from a student initiative calling for courses on Mexican American topics to a substantial organization of recognized stature encompassing three program units: as the oldest unit, the Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) builds on its legacy of collective action by connecting our students to the Austin community through outreach and public events. The Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies (MALS) offers a full spectrum of interdisciplinary courses that challenge traditional narratives through emboldened scholarship. The newest of our units, the Latino Research Institute generates data and research that is vital to sustaining healthy, productive and just environments for Latinos, working closely with policy makers, activists, and other community partners to turn research on topics like immigration, women’s and mental health, and education into practice. Together as Latino Studies, all three units are fiercely committed to the empowerment of students, scholars, and communities for the purpose of realizing a just and affirmative future for all.


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210 W. 24th Street
GWB 2.102, F9200
Austin, TX 78712

Phone: 512-471-4557
Fax: 512-471-9639