Diverse Programming

Help us preserve and promote Latino Cultural values through rich, diverse programming.


Multicultural Arts Program

Help us to provide youth scholarships for our Multicultural Arts program.


Other ways to support MCCLA:

In the purchase of products in Amazon or Community Trift Store if you mention that you will donate to MCCLA and they will give us a percentage.

About Us

The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA) was established in 1977 by artists and community activists with a shared vision to promote, preserve and develop the Latino cultural arts that reflect the living tradition and experiences of the Chicano, Central and South American, and Caribbean people.

Over 40 years of work encourage us to continue with our mission: developing, promoting and preserving the Latino Cultural values through arts. MCCLA’s theater, gallery, arts and printmaking facilities, and class offerings make art accessible to all, providing an opportunity that is often lacking to those with limited financial resources.

We are so proud that:

  • We offer 35 + classes a week in multiple artistic disciplines.
  • Low cost and free art education programs are offered for adults and children.
  • Numerous artists from Mission Gráfica, our very own printmaking studio, have shown their work in exhibits throughout USA, Latin America and abroad.
  • Renowned artists from around the world have performed and exhibited at MCCLA.
  • 2,500 plus prints from Mission Gráfica / La Raza Graphics Collection are now housed at UC Santa Barbara for public access.
  • The recent restoration of the Spirit of the Arts Mural, highly visible in the heart of the Mission, will increase social cohesion between the incoming and historical communities in the Mission District.

The history of MCCLA is directly linked to a concept that embodies the pre-Cortezan belief that culture is not something that is static but rather is linked to an ever-changing future that is reflected by contemporary actions and activities. This has been the path that MCCLA has followed for the last 40 years.

Individual Donations Sponsors

Thank you for your support!


Benjamin Bratt
Avon Products, Inc.
Peninsula Orthopedic Associates, Inc.
Karen and Fred Skjei (Griffin Etching Press and Printmaking Books and Supplies)


Oakland Museum of California Foundation
Logos Graphics for Mission Gráfica
Peninsula Orthopedic Associates
Richard S. Lanat
The Smile Center


Instituto Laboral de la Raza Magdalena R. Blackmer Rotary Club Auction Francisco Cervantes Douglas M Green Diana Campoamor Tom DeCaigny
San Francisco Greater Rotary Club Rainbow Grocery Cooperative Unhappy the Hedgehog, Inc. Eduardo A. Angela Ramirez Charlotte Patterson Patrick Mulligan Sarah Shaker
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Handel Architects LLP Edwin R. Shaw La Taqueria Zip Car


Isabel Barraza Francisco Cervantes Judith Helfand Rosa E. Jaquez
D.Kelly Construction Inc R.M.R Construction Inc Schwab Charitable Fund Lila Rosa Studios
Camperoo Payout Puerto Alegre Jonathan Koshi Emil Wilson


Isabel M. Barraza Elizabeth Garcia Kimberly Newton Francisco Gomez Christos Bastis Kayce Davis Anne Celli Lulula Lee
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Eduardo & Angela Ramirez Taqueria Pancho Villa Veronica Marulanda USA History Tours David Williams Erika L. Seid La Taqueria
French-American Cultural Society & Power House Multimedia General Consulate of France in SF Caritas Management Corporation Community Thrift Store Nelly Reyes Pat Holden Emily Kuo


Pedro Auila Robert M. Armstrong John Becker Kathryn J. Blackmer Mariposa Blanca Thomas D. Brooks Thomas Brooks & Cynthia Carlson Norma Campbell Dena M. Cornett Anil Dutt Megan Goering Eunice E. Gomez Francisco J. Gomez Bernardo D. Gonzalez III Richard Haigh Catherine & James Hunter Elizabeth A. Jordan Melanie Kusters Rudy Juarez
Myron Marx Tomasita Medal Karol A. Meier Barbara Ockel Marcus & Elizabeth Paez Katherine Papoe Maurizzio Pineda Nelly Reyes Jennie E. Rodriguez Rosales Law Partners LLP Eva Vidaurri Royale Delfina Santis Hannah Winnick Erick Orantes Carlos Ballesteros Ricardo Tellez Marco Castellanos Maria Antonieta Solorzano Katherine Burgos
Martha Rodriguez Salazar Jonathan Lorenzo Yorba Randy A. Ynegas Instituto Familiar de la Raza Mission Housing Development Corporation Instituto Laboral de la Raza Zeyda Garcia David & Melanie Lacy Kusters Reginald Martinez AT&T United Way Employee Giving Campaign Patio Español Mateo de la Torre Phat Philly Casanova Lounge Working headquarters Local Independent Charities of America Osorio Insurance Agency William T Martinez

In-Kind Donations

Adrian Arias Baked Creations by Julie Cha Cha Cha’s Cole Hardware’s Cordova Market Dianda’s Isabel Barraza El Patio Espanol
Julies Flower Design Martin Maguire Neiman Marcus Max’s Restaurant & Eatz Catering Mission Bowling Club Parducci Wine Cellars Trader Joes Phat Philly
Regalito Rosticeria Safeway SF Exploratorium SF Target Sierra Nevada Taco Loco Tania Leullieux

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