Washington Neighborhood Center

The Washington Neighborhood Center is a historic Chicano Cultural Center with over 70 years serving historically Chicano and Native communities in Sacramento. The Center has provided Chicano and Native communities a space for art activism and organizing for land ownership, workers' rights, and educational and political equity. Our mission at the Washington Neighborhood Center is to provide a safe and positive environment for youth and young adults and to assist them in the process of development, with emphasis on developing a healthy mind, body, and spirit through cultural arts, education, and wellness programming. Today, the Center is working in growing and expanding its current programming. And while the Covid-19 pandemic exacerbated the undignified conditions that originally catalyzed the Chicano and American Indian Movement, it also provided a gift of opportunity. On September 12th, County Supervisor Phil Serna and the County of Sacramento awarded the Washington Neighborhood Center a $1.8 million through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). This funding will be used to rehabilitate the Center and launch new programs, including an Ethnic Studies Library, an art store, art commons and studios, a commercial cooperative kitchen and cafe, a computer lab, a homework center, and a wellness gym. All contract positions will be ARPA projects related to rehabilitation, program expansion and facilities launch.

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