Jolt Initiative

A nonprofit organization

0% complete

$1,000 Goal


Transforming Texas into a state where Latinos are represented in places of power.


Jolt Initiative is a 501c3 organization that is building a Latino-led movement by using art, culture & storytelling to win our community the power & respect we deserve. As part of our work, Jolt aims to remove barriers to our collective progress by:

  1. Building a culture that empowers voters & working with all stakeholders to achieve equitable representation for Latino communities; 
  2. Providing leadership development programming that gives young Latinos the skills & confidence to transform their communities;
  3. Inspiring high school students to effect immediate change by organizing their peers & using their voices to speak up for Latinos

Texas has one of the lowest voter turnout rates in the country. In 2020, 53% of eligible Latino voters cast ballots, compared to 72% of white voters. Meanwhile, 63% of eligible Latino voters were registered versus 78% of their white counterparts. 

Jolt understands that to get young Latinos invested in the democratic process, they must be equipped with the tools and resources to make their voices heard and feel empowered to transform Texas. To change the status quo where Latinos make up the largest demographic group but are underrepresented in places of power, Jolt works to ensure Latinos are at every table where decisions that affect the community are made.

Mission

Jolt Initiative believes in the power of young Latinos to transform Texas. Together we are building a democracy in which the voices and values of our diverse state are represented.

Equity Statement

Jolt is an inclusive organization that supports and accepts a diverse population of people and opinions. As an equal opportunity employer, Jolt believes in creating opportunities for all individuals. We are proud to embrace a diverse staff, membership, and volunteer community. Jolt regularly conducts self-audits to ensure that the organization's policies are inclusive, including salary scale studies, reviews of personnel policies, and appropriate DEI training.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Jolt Initiative

Tax id (EIN)

82-1708759

Guidestar

Causes

Community Improvement, Human Rights, Civil Rights & Advocacy, Racial Equity

Operating Budget

$3,000,000 - $9,999,999

Counties Served

Grayson, Wise, Tarrant, Somervell, Rockwall, Parker, Palo Pinto, Navarro, Montague, Kaufman, Johnson, Hunt, Hood, Fannin, Erath, Ellis, Denton, Dallas, Cooke, Collin

BIPOC Serving

Hispanic or Latinx

BIPOC Leadership

Both the Executive Director/CEO and Board Chair

Equity Statement

Equity Statement

Address

PO Box 4185
Austin, TX 78765

Phone

(512) 537-1012