Each year, India Festival USA celebrates a different theme. In harmony with the theme, we partner with organizations whose work embraces the focal point of the theme. Through our theme partners we get to know more about the issues about the theme and provide the Festival visitors an opportunity to engage directly in doing work relevant to the theme.
JULIA DE BERGOS “Unity In Diversity” Theme Partner
MISSION: Julia De Burgos Cultural Arts Center transforms lives by preserving, educating, and promoting Latino heritage through the teaching and practice of history, culture, the visual, performing, and literary arts.
VISION: To foster Latino arts, cultural awareness, and appreciation through celebration and education.
HISTORY: Founded by Daisy Rivera and through the combined efforts of the Cultural Educational Institute for Boricua Advancement (CEIBA) & the Hispanic Parent’s Union. The Center was named after the late Puerto Rican Poet, Julia De Burgos, who devoted her life to teach children and inspired national pride.
These organizations united to realize a long time dream of establishing a family oriented center to serve the Latino youth and their families through programs and activities designed to foster cultural pride, self-esteem, and art appreciation.
Since 1989 Julia De Burgos Cultural Arts Center has served as a non-profit entity dedicated to providing an environment that inspires educational achievement and discipline.