[Translate] Raices Cultura: Strengthening the Community Through the Arts Why Their Star Shone Brightly in 2013 2013 was a banner year for Raices Cultura, a Coachella-based non-profit. From art festivals to advocacy, Raices Cultura — dedicated to youth and cultural expression — made a major impact on the Eastern Coachella Valley. It comes as no surprise that the […]
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[Translate] AURORA SALDIVAR/Coachella Uninc COACHELLA — Ramon Leija clearly remembers the moment he decided to turn his life around. It happened when he was 17-years-old and incarcerated at the Riverside County Juvenile Detention Center. His mother had come to visit him, and she was drenched in tears. “Just seeing how I upset my mom, I realized that […]
[Translate] AURORA SALDIVAR/Coachella Unincorporated COACHELLA – As schools let out for the summer, local youth need look no further than Sixth Street. Community members – but young people in particular — are invited to kick off the summer with Artchella this Friday, June 14. This free community event will take place at Raices Cultura Art Center, 1494 Sixth […]
[Translate] By Aurora Saldivar Coachella Unincorporated Thermal, Calif. – For the fifth consecutive year, Desert Mirage High School students walked to raise scholarship funds for their undocumented college-bound classmates. “Cesar Chavez was focused on education for children, and what better way to honor him than with scholarships?” said Alfonso Taboada, Mexican American studies teacher and MEChA club advisor at DMHS. […]
[Translate] By Santos Reyes Coachella Unincorporated They create art, but with a cultural flare. Paper mache masks for “Día de los Muertos” are a few examples of some of the art created by the youth of RAICES—a Coachella Valley nonprofit organization that was developed in 2004. “We have a mission from different perspectives and that is creating […]