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La Peña Cultural Center, Inc.

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Causes: Arts & Culture, Cultural & Ethnic Awareness

Mission: La Peña is a community cultural center with a national reputation and a global vision that promotes peace, social justice and cultural understanding through the arts, education and social action. It was founded in 1975.

Results: We are improving all information systems, coming up with a new webpage very soon, we have remodeled our lounge area for our SECOND GENERATION shows, and we are saving the historic Song of Unity mural in our wall!

Direct beneficiaries per year: 20,000

Geographic areas served: San Francisco Bay Area

Programs: La Pena organizes more than 200 events per year, including concerts, dances, lectures, poetry readings, films and videos, and discussions. Our space is also available for rent by community organizations for educational events, fundraisers, banquets, etc. La Pena operates a Latin American Cafe which provides light suppers, snacks, and beverages as well as a catering service. La Pena also offers classes in many disciplines of performing arts, including music, dance, art & organizing, Afro-Cuban culture, etc.

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Rating: 5

I have taken classes at La Pena, which helped me to develop as a practicing musician. I have been impressed that each teacher not only shares technical expertise in the music form, but also the cultural and historical context of the music. Classes are super fun, and often help you network so you meet people who you can play with professionally!