Thursday, May 24, 2012

Noche de Poesia

San Anto Cultural Arts Presents
An evening of poetry, performance and community

MAY 26, 2012
6 pm – 8 pm

Gallista Gallery
1913 South Flores
San Anto, 78204

San Anto Cultural Arts (SACA) is a community-based, cultural arts organization located in the heart of the "Westside" community near the Alazan-Apache Housing Projects, in the middle of a cluster of barrios known as La Tripa, El Con, and Ghost Town.

Though SACA strives to cultivate and empower people of all ages throughout San Antonio, the programs especially target Westside youth.

Through arts and mentorship, SACA’s programs afford youth the opportunity to belong to a creative community, build life skills, and obtain technical and marketable job skills that open doors to higher education and employment opportunities, as an alternative solution to the negative influences (truancy, substance abuse, teen pregnancy) that are present in the Westside of San Antonio.

San Anto Cultural Arts serves the dozens of school-aged students (elementary through high school) and their parent(s) that come through San Anto Cultural Arts’ door every week. SACA is located in the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) with area schools including DeZavala Elementary School, Barkley-Ruiz Elementary, Tafolla Middle School, and Lanier High School. While SACA is located in SAISD, participants come from all over town, and attend schools in Northside ISD, South San Antonio ISD, and Edgewood ISD.