MISSION • GOALS • VALUES
OUR MISSION is to support, promote and increase public awareness of the richness, beauty and diversity of Latin American cultures and their roots through performing and visual arts, and dynamic educational programs.
OUR GOALS are to give voice to those who are often not heard within our society, to challenge stereotypes and to empower, stimulate and inspire individuals and communities to explore diverse cultures and seek common ground.
Quality ~ strive for highest artistic quality
Authenticity ~ presentations are rooted in tradition
Community-oriented ~ grassroots organization where the community is involved in the decision-making process
Professional development ~ committed to the development and growth of individual performers and performing groups
Friendship ~ interpersonal relations among members is based on respect and a sense of cameraderie
Equality ~ all countries and member groups (regardless of size or length of membership) are treated equally and their individual voices respected
Pride ~ groups exude pride and joy when presenting their culture(s)
Passion ~ presentations reflect the passion of Latino cultures
Commitment to individuals ~ committed to the development of the individual
Education ~ Use music and dance instruction to educate young Latinos about their own cultural heritage and give them skills that will enrich their lives
Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas, Inc. is a nonprofit tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code.