Post Tagged with: "raices"

/ April 18, 2014 2:47 pm

Raices Youth Art Installation Displayed at Coachella Fest

[Translate]   NATALIA CERVANTES/Coachella Uninc   INDIO – Raices Cultura, a youth organization in the heart of the Eastern Coachella Valley, has a big presence at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival this year with the installation of “Paraiso,” an original work of art displayed at the world famous festival. Last year, Goldenvoice, the promoters of the festival known […]

/ December 20, 2013 5:07 pm

2013 Star: Raices Cultura

[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 […]

/ November 27, 2013 12:18 am

CU Reporters Thankful for Youth Mentors

[Translate]     Editor’s Note: The staff of Coachella Uninc. recently gathered for our Thanksgiving dinner to reflect on everything for which we are thankful. While we are all grateful for our families and our health, we also realize how fortunate we are to be surrounded by people dedicated to building up the young people in our community. The following […]

/ June 10, 2013 9:21 pm

Fight Summer Boredom in the ECV

[Translate]     Coachella Unincorporated got together with community members at their most recent editorial meeting to discuss summer opportunities for young people in the Eastern Coachella Valley. Following is a compilation several activities and events for youth. If you know of any others, please send them to us at     Bagdouma Park Pool Open Memorial Day through […]

/ March 12, 2013 4:37 pm

Conference Aims to Send More Students to College

[Translate]   JOHNNY FLORES, JR/Coachella Unincorporated   COACHELLA – According to the Riverside County of Education, only about 53 percent of Coachella Valley Unified School District graduates pursue higher education. Raices Cultura wants to improve these numbers and is taking an important step with its first annual “El Poder de Saber” (The Power of Knowing) Higher Education Conference on March 23 […]

/ February 11, 2013 8:09 pm

Coachella Uninc: New Office Space at Raices

[Translate]   By TONY E. AGUILAR/Coachella Unincorporated   COACHELLA, Calif. — It’s been nearly two years since the youth journalists of Coachella Unincorporated began covering the Eastern Coachella Valley. The young reporters have since reported on community issues, both up-close and from afar, with some students traveling as far as Boston and Washington, D.C. –- but without a home of […]

/ November 2, 2012 2:05 pm

Voto Latino Get Out the Vote Rally in Coachella Nov. 3

[Translate]     COACHELLA, Calif. — This Saturday, November 3, 2012, in partnership with Assemblymember V. Manuel Perez 80th (D-Coachella) and Raices del Valle of Coachella, and with the support of Mayor Eduardo Garcia, Communities for a New California and Mi Familia Vota, Voto Latino Action Fund will host a “Get Out The Vote” rally. The featured speakers will be Pérez, […]

/ November 1, 2012 12:29 am

Community Group Poised to Take Action Following Youth Research Findings

[Translate]   By ALEJANDRA ALARCON/Coachella Unincorporated   COACHELLA, Calif. – Racies Cultura, a non-profit organization promoting culture and art in the community, revealed the findings of its yearlong Youth-Led Participatory Research Project (YPAR) at the most recent Building Healthy Communities collaborative meeting. Over the course of the project, youth research leaders reached out to the different communities of the Eastern […]

/ October 23, 2012 2:01 am

Raices Cultura Invites Community to Dia de los Muertos Celebration

[Translate]   By Johnny Flores, Jr., Coachella Unincorporated COACHELLA, Calif. – Eastern Coachella Valley residents will celebrate the Mexican tradition of honoring the dead at Raices Cultura’s Seventh Annual Dia de los Muertos on October 27, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Centro Martin Ortiz. Community members are invited to dress in calavera attire and participate in the calavera community procession, […]

/ September 7, 2012 1:44 pm

Committee Planning First Día de los Muertos at Coachella Cemetery

[Translate]   By Brenda Rincon, Coachella Unincorporated COACHELLA, Calif. – On a 110-degree afternoon, it is hard to think about November 2. But that is exactly what the Día de los Muertos planning committee has been doing all summer in the air-conditioned lobby of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Mariachi, Aztec dancers, altars honoring the dead, rosaries, flowers, guest speakers – […]