2013 Star: Raices Cultura

Jan. 3, 2014 / By

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Raices Cultura students created an art installation at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Photo: Courtesy of CARLOS GONZALEZ/Raices

Raices Cultura: Strengthening the Community Through the Arts

Why Their Star Shone Brightly in 2013

2013 was a banner year for Raices Cultura, a Coachella-based non-profit. From art festivals to advocacy, Raices Cultura — dedicated to youth and cultural expression — made a major impact on the Eastern Coachella Valley.

It comes as no surprise that the dynamic group is being named Non-Profit of the Year tonight by the Coachella Chamber of Commerce, in recognition of their continued commitment to young people and to their mission of improving the community. This award is given annually to a non-profit organization whose work ensures that the city of Coachella is not only safe, but healthy and prosperous as well.

Carlos Gonzalez, chairman of the board of directors, recently shared why 2013 has been so memorable for Raices Cultura.

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