Inlakech Cultural Arts Center/Lucha, Inc.
For over 40 years, the Inlakech Cultural Arts Center/Lucha, Inc. has provided youth and adults with a free, afterschool cultural education program. Centered in the heart of Oxnard, California, many of Inlakech’s students come from low-income agricultural families, who are greatly underserved. Children from the age of two to the elderly receive instruction in mariachi music, folklórico dance, “el canto Mexicano” (chorale/voice, based on regional Mexican music), and visual arts used in the celebration of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).
In 2015, a grant from ACTA’s Living Cultures Grants Program will support Inlakech’s cultural education program.