The mission of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural is to transform community in the Northeast San Fernando Valley and beyond through ancestral knowledge, the arts, literacy and creative engagement.
Tia Chucha’s cultural center now provides year-round on-site and off-site free or low-cost arts and literacy bilingual intergenerational programming in mural painting, music, dance, writing, visual arts, healing arts sessions (such as reiki healing) and healing/talking circles. Workshops and activities also include Mexica ("Aztec") dance, indigenous cosmology/philosophy, and two weekly open mic nights (one in Spanish, the other in English). We host author readings, film screenings, and art exhibits as well.
Our 2012 "Rushing Waters, Rising Dreams: How the Arts Are Transforming a Community" book and documentary film (watch here) offer a glimpse of the many ways Tia Chucha's and the arts impact and save lives in the Northeast San Fernando Valley and beyond.