SF State and the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts: partners in culture and resistance
Against the odds, two San Francisco institutions have long collaborated on a grassroots level: San Francsico State University and the Mission Cultutral Center for Latino Arts.
Established in 1977 as inequity and displacement had taken shape in the neighborhood, the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA) provides a full array of free, affordable classes and programming that cover Chicanos, Central and South America and the Caribbean.
MCCLA and SF State faculty and students continue to share a symbiotic relationship, promoting similar grassroots and progressive values. The center frequently employs SF State students as interns, including several this year.