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October 26, 2012

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October 26, 2012

La Peña Cultural Center Rocks! I came across it the first time when I was running down of Shattuck Ave. The mural outside is magnificent, artistically and content wise. After my run I looked them up online and love what La Peña stands for. I have been volunteering a good chunk of my time with them since 2011.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 26, 2012

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October 26, 2012

This is a center that truly intersects arts & Culture and social justice work. i have done work in many non-profits, but at La Peña models how a center can truly be a home for many communities. Through expression, creativity and culture, the work presented in this center educates and drives action!

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

June 6, 2012

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June 6, 2012

I came to the SF Bay area in 1992 from NYC. I had heard of this wonderful arts and social change venue in Berkeley from friends and colleagues, so when I settled into my new life in the SF Bay area I checked out some of the programs in the theater and fell in love with the place. Now that I have a family, we all go to events either in the lounge or theater 2-4 a months. We enjoy the mix of folks, progams, classes and progressive social justice activities. Congratulations on 37 years and look forward to the next 37 years.

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Definitely

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

June 6, 2012

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June 6, 2012

La Pena is a unique place, sure there are a lot of music venues around but none quite like La Pena. I think that uniqueness stems from the passion that surrounds the place,from the curators - a passion that spills over and builds/unifies community & bridges cultural differences. Where else can you go to learn about politics thru music/dance/art - where else can you go that you walk in without that ego that comes with typical venues and you're simply embraced from the get go. It's a beautiful space with a lot of history, and new art/music that constantly inspires. It's also shifting with the times and is cross-generational and diverse!

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

June 6, 2012

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June 6, 2012

La Pena is one of the few places where you can find an ongoing commitment to social justice and arts. La Pena is celebrating its 37th Anniversary!! We must support La Pena for being here for all of us in the community defending and advocating for what we believe in.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

June 6, 2012

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June 6, 2012

La Pena keeps changing and the latest vibe is the late night events in the recently updated lounge. Last week there was a hot Brazilian Dance Party. The band was direct from Brazil and you could just feel the love. Everybody was movin' to the samba sounds. Plus it feels good to have fun at a place that also stands up for human rights and social justice. Que Viva La Pena!

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Definitely

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

June 5, 2012

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June 5, 2012

La Peña Cultural Center is turning 37 this year (2012) and continues to provide excellent programming centered around arts and education. La Peña continues to be a place that caters to diverse communities, often ones that are not represented in the mainstream, and does so in a unique and exciting way. From musical performances, to workshops, to classes, to theater, La Peña is a major hub for the East Bay, and the Bay Area.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

March 25, 2012
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March 25, 2012
1 person found this review helpful

La Pena Cultural Center is an important part of the fabric of the San Francisco arts and social justice community. Their traditional focus has been music and cultural events rooted in Latin America, but they also open their doors to all people trying to make the world a better place. The center offers a full schedule of terrific concerts by wonderful local and international musicians, and also offers low-cost classes open to the public.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

August 24, 2008

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August 24, 2008

As many others have commented, La Peña is wonderfully unique place that brings many cultures together effectively. I am always impressed by the high quality of the programming which brings together such diverse experiences in one venue. I have been a donor over many years. I donate because I know my dollars are going a long way in achieving the results to which the Center aspires. In addition I am confident that none of my funds are being wasted. I have examined the budget and know the staff assumes a high level of responsability in making the Center function on a tight budget. If you have not been there, be sure to check out the calendar and go!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

exciting young people to become interested in the arts and social justice

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

try to get the word out to a bigger audience about what we offer

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

its capacity to bring so many different kinds of people together

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

always friendly

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

gain access to the media to make its outstanding programming widely viewed. It could also take its programs to the schools.

Ways to make it better...

the center had more financial resources to promote visiting artist-speakers

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

those related to survival in a time of diminishing investment in the arts

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

August 16, 2008

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August 16, 2008

La Pena is still my home away from home. I was on the staff in the 1980's and volunteer from time to time. La Pena is stellar in its attention to the arts, especially Latin American music. Everyone involved is dedicated to imagination, community building and pluralism.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

its programs and classes.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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