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CAMINOS is an immersive; one year long paid internship empowering Austin-area Teens to carve their own path in the creative arts.They undergo a rigorous application process and represent a diverse spectrum of schools and geographic areas of Austin, Texas. They are high-schoolers passionate about pursuing a creative career that can make a palpable difference in their communities. They are also very curious about learning more about Latin American and Indigenous cultures in the Americas and sincerely want to serve other teens by creating content and events that are relevant and enriching. In so doing, they become Ambassadors of Latinx culture in Austin while receiving precious professional development and empowerment along the way.

Check out the new CAMINOS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM BLOG where we will post monthly content that the Caminantes & Caminos Team curate! Including text posts, images, links to personal work, & monthly updates on the team's accomplishments & projects for the month. 


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Text reads Caminos 2023 Application deadline: May 15th

‘23 Caminos Application
Application Deadline: EXTENDED to May 15th

CAMINOS is a paid internship program at the ESB-MACC empowering youth between ages 16 and 18 years old in the Austin, TX area to carve their own path in a creative career! This 10-month long paid internship, for ages 16-18, will give teens the opportunity to work alongside our Cultural Arts team while earning $20 per hour, working on average 6-10 hours per week.If you are passionate about pursing a creative career, have a good work ethic and are excited about the idea of becoming an Ambassador of Latin American art and culture in our city, then Caminos is right for you.

Caminos Application (Google Form)
Caminos Recommendation (Google Form)

* The Recommendation form should be completed by a teacher or another adult who knows you

Caminos Events Archive

Photo of former Caminos coordinator artist J muzacz MACC site manager Michelle Rojas and previous Caminos students stand in front of the La Mujer mural

"La Mujer" Mural Unveiling & Presentation 
on Saturday, April 29th, 2023 

In the summer of 2018, the teens from the Caminos Teen Leadership Program decided to embark upon a large scale mosaic mural arts project honoring the contributions of Latinas to our society, which was officially installed and unveiled in April 2023. J Muzacz is the artist mentor responsible for overseeing the project, and it was coordinated by Frederico Geib, former Caminos program director at the ESB-MACC. We spent the day hearing from community members, leaders, MACC staff and former Caminantes discussing the impact and legacy of the mural with heartfelt speeches. 

Bianca Olivares Reyes, former Caminante and current graphic designer at the ESB-MACC, produced a short documentary following the mural from start to finish. You can watch the full mural presentation on Facebook

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Photo of Caminos' Breaking Barriers event students on stage holding up their artwork with text over the photo reading thank you see you next year

Breaking Barriers: Youth Mental Wellness Conference
Saturday, April 8th, 2023 

ATX Caminos organized a mental wellness conference for teens in Austin. The day was filled with art making activities, screen-printed t-shirts, musical performances by Queen Deelah, ancestral healing with Jessica Zamparripa, and a painting workshop with Miguel Santana. So proud of Isabella, Nil, and the Caminos class of '23 for putting on such an amazing event and carving out a safe space for their fellow teens. 

Snake Path graphicMembers of the Caminos Teen Program posing in front of a step and repeat banner at South by South West 2022



SXSW EDU - Panel
Monday, March 7, 2022
Austin Convention Center (Official SXSW EDU Event)

On Monday 03/07 at 12.30PM, past and present 'caminantes' from our Caminos Teen Program will be representing us at the prestigious SXSW EDU conference. With the support of our own staff Cassie Smith and Frederico Geib, our teens will take to the stage to share how our award winning teen program continues to "Leverage Art in Youth Driven Programs'.  

Join us in celebrating our youth who work hard to embody our mission. Later in April we will be hosting a 5-year Caminos birthday party and exhibit at the MACC so stay tuned.  Congratulations to all our past and present caminantes and their families, as their work continues to grow and reach more teens and young adults in our city 9and now the world!). Carve your path! 

Listen to the full panel on SXSWEDU.COM


Past Projects by Teens in the Caminos Program:

The Caminos Teens create public artworks and community workshops as some of their many projects throughout their one-year leadership program. These accomplishments are teen-led, with support from ESB-MACC staff and local teaching artists who engage the students, mentor them in the arts, and help them complete their vision. Some of our past projects have included:

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Mural Painted By Teens February 2020

In February 2020, the Caminos teens designed and painted a permanent art installation in the conference room at the ESB-MACC. The mural was designed by the teens with teaching artist Niz, who taught them a stencil making technique that was brand new for all of the teens. The mural depicts the teens' favorite memories at the ESB-MACC, including the performing artists who have inspired teens with their talent and expression of culture. Javier Jara, one of the ESB-MACC's Latino Artist Access Program participants, along with a Catrina-dressed participant from the 2019 Day of the Dead celebration, and Sonia Lopez, a dancer and teacher with the Ballet Folklorico of Austin group at the ESB-MACC, are some of the figures that the teens depicted in the mural. Over a series of working sessions, mostly on Saturdays, the teens worked with Niz to add layers of spray paint to the mural and resulted in a multi-dimensional, multi-colored, collective masterpiece to be enjoyed at the ESB-MACC for years to come. On February 29, 2020, the Caminos Teens inaugurated the mural with their friends, family, and supporters as they completed their leadership program and celebrated their graduation. We look forward to future mural projects from the 2020 Caminos class and beyond!

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