You have the opportunity to help San Anto Cultural Arts win $50,000 from Pepsi's Refresh Everything campaign, which is giving away $1.3 million a month to those individuals and organizations that get the most votes online.
Two other San Antonio organizations were grant finalists in June: San Antonio College’s Phi Theta Kappa Food Pantry (for $5,000) and No Kill Animal Shelter (for $25,000).
Winning this award is crucial to San Anto being able to keep our doors open in light of our upcoming move to 2120 El Paso and with the troubles in the economy.
Let us break it down for you...
The amount of times you have to create a Pepsi Refresh username. It's not scary, and it's really easy! Here’s a YouTube video to show you how it’s done: http://bit.ly/bjJtxc
They will not spam you or send you Pepsi promos. You can only vote if you have a username, and we need you to vote.
2120: San Anto's new address on El Paso. A portion of the money would go to helping us renovate and move into our new place! Our new home will more than double our current square footage, give us a bathroom, and dramatically increase our capacity to change lives and impact the community.
50,000: The amount of money San Anto has applied for. Think of all that we could do with those funds! We will put that money to work in renovating our new place, supplies for our programs (El Placazo Community Newspaper and the Community Mural/Public Art program) and salaries for our staff. We have a new building, more participants and an excited, capable staff. This money will help us build our capacity to maximize all those things.
107,000: The number of individuals who live on the West Side of San Antonio. These are the people San Anto Cultural Arts serves: a third of them are below the poverty line, 60 percent of the high school kids will not graduate and teen pregnancy is four times the national average. However, San Anto believes that 100 percent of these people have the potential to lead lives above these negative influences if they are given the tools for empowerment.
That's what San Anto Cultural Arts is here for: We empower people through quality arts and relevant culture.
The mission of San Anto Cultural Arts is to foster human and community development through community-based arts. This Pepsi Refresh Everything grant will continue to help us achieve that mission.
Will you help Pepsi help us? Please vote now through July 31. Tell your friends, too.
It's in your hands! Su voto es su voz!
San Anto Cultural Arts (SACA) is a nonprofit community art organization located on the city’s West Side, primarily serving the area in and around the Alazan-Apache Housing Project, Cassiano Homes, Lincoln Courts and Guadalupe Street corridor. The goal of SACA is to allow people of all socio-economic backgrounds to realize their creative skills and to use art and journalism as tools and means of fostering community, social, educational and human development. SACA operates two main programs: Community Mural/Public Art Program and the El Placazo Community Newspaper and Mentor Program, in addition to various community initiatives and projects.