TEATRO SUMMER AGRICULTURE AND ART CAMP WAS A HUGE SUCCESS
SUMMER AGRICULTURE AND ART CAMP
Teatro’s Summer Agriculture and Arts Camp is funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, United Way, Guadalupe County Community Symposium (GCCS), Allstate Insurance and LULAC. The camp fulfills Teatro’s mission to promote a better understanding of the Mexican-American culture by the teaching, study, practice, and performance of the arts. The students will also be exploring agricultural traditions of Mexican culture through the use of the LULAC Community Garden located caddy-corner to Teatro. Your nature loving students can look forward to exploring the garden, learning more about food and gardening as well as hearing agricultural experts talk about an array of topics related to agriculture.
TEATRO AWARDED $13K
SEGUIN, TX - The John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation of the San Antonio Area Foundation (Area Foundation) has awarded a $13,215 grant to Teatro de Artes de Juan Seguin (Teatro), a nonprofit Mexican American cultural arts organization based in Seguin.
Dennis E. Noll, Area Foundation president and chief executive officer, confirmed the award in a letter, dated March 22, 2017, to Teatro’s board president, Dr. Soledad Ramírez, and executive director, Yvonne De La Rosa.
The award was in response to Teatro’s application to the Area Foundation’s Special and Urgent Needs Funding. The goal of the funding is to help an organization meet its mission while managing an unbudgeted, unforeseen, and time-sensitive emergency or help the organization take advantage of an unexpected opportunity that will enhance its work.
Teatro suffered an unexpected expense after lightning struck its cultural center in 2016 and destroyed the building’s central air conditioning system.
“We are very grateful to the Area Foundation for this grant award” said Dr. Soledad Ramírez. “It will help us keep our program dollars where they need to be: delivering high-quality programs that serve students and the community.”
For more than 50 years, the San Antonio Area Foundation has served as the community foundation for the San Antonio area. The Area Foundation helps donors achieve their charitable goals, and serves as a collaborative leader, investing in the future of our community by bringing people together to address key community issues. The Area Foundation manages more than 500 charitable funds and $905 million in assets. Since 1964, $358 million for scholarships and grants have been awarded to nonprofits that educate youth, preserve the environment, protect animals, fund research and provide a variety of services that enhance the quality of life, in our region. Learn more about your community foundation at saafdn.org.
Teatro De Artes De Juan Seguin was founded in 1982; its mission is to promote the Mexican American arts. See www.teatrodeartes.org.