October at the Media Arts Center


MEDIA ARTS CENTER SAN DIEGO is a nonprofit organization providing mentoring and training programs for youth in the predominantly Latino communities of San Diego. The program will provide digital media arts training and mentoring to youth who live in these communities. MEDIA ARTS CENTER SAN DIEGO’S goal is to provide youth with the knowledge, skills, and abilities that will enable them to successfully join the workforce in the field of digital media arts. In addition, the program will match young people with mentors who will foster in the youth a commitment to excellence, strong interpersonal skills, and a sense of hope in their future success.

Latest Happenings

Media Arts Center San Diego received a $32,000 grant from the James Irvine Foundation to provide training to students to allow them to create Do-It-Yourself media arts projects. Currently, we are preparing to offer digital media arts classes and workshops to disadvantaged youth in underserved San Diego communities.


Almost all of my time is devoted to finding project funding. Without funding, nothing happens, so this is the priority for now.


All day, every day I write letters of interest and grant proposals to potential funders. I'm using Foundation Directory Online and Foundation Search to identify foundations that would be receptive to grant proposals.

The Future

Securing funding for this project will continue to be a major challenge. For the forseeable future, I will continue to identify potential funders and seek their support.