MACLA Open House In San Jose!

Are you in the San Jose area? Are you, or a young person you know, interested in youth media and community engagement? Join MACLA Arte next week for an open house to learn more about the great work they are doing, and find out how you can get involved!

August 29, 2012
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

500 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113

MACLA is an inclusive contemporary arts space grounded in the Chicano/Latino experience that incubates new visual, literary, and performance art in order to engage people in civic dialogue and community transformation.

Parents, students and community leaders are invited to attend the Peapod Adobe Youth Voices Academy Open House at MACLA. Come and meet MACLA’s digital media, dance and spoken word/poetry instructors to find out about their free after school programming.

The Peapod Academy at MACLA provides free digital media classes to at risk and underserved 13-18 year olds in the local community who are interested in exploring new ways to express their creativity. Through these classes students are able to complete projects on Music Production, Video Production and Photography as well as incorporating a well-rounded learning environment.

MACLA also offers a Hip-Hop dance class and a spoken word/slam poetry workshop that allows students to express themselves through performance.

Take a tour of MACLA’s facilities, pick up a brochure and fill out an application to join this amazing program right in the heart of the arts district of downtown San Jose!

Pictured below: Anjee Helstrup-Alvarez, Executive Director of MACLA Arte, speaking at the launch of the fifth Peapod Adobe Youth Voices Academy.

Anjee Helstrup-Alvarez


  1. Sonia Loez

    Hello I wanted to sign up mu Son Andrew he is 15 how and where do I do that.