1. An Exploration of the Potential of Music in Juvenile Justice

    Acting at the intersection between juvenile justice reform, youth development, and a sense of the civic mission of cultural organizations, Carnegie Hall, through its Musical Connections program of the Weill Music Institute, is collaborating with New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services, the Department of Probation, the Department of Education District 79, and other...
  2. SIMS Foundation: Mental Health Services for Austin Musicians

    Austin musicians often struggle financially and cannot afford mental health services when they need them most. Research shows that untreated mental illness can lead to incarceration, an inability to work, loss of housing and strained relationships, all of which effect our families as well as the greater community. SIMS provides a...
  3. MaFlo’s Hairstyles & Designs: Finding Health Information in a Hair Salon

    The sign in front of MaFlo’s Beauty Salon reads: MaFlo’s Hairstyles & Designs by Marilynn—Health Awareness Team. Inside are three chairs for hair drying, two for styling, and portraits of clients lining the walls. A waiting area offers several comfortable chairs, three computers, and a printer. On a typical day, the...
  4. Radio Colifata: A Radio Show Run by Psychiatric Patients

    Buenos Aires has the world’s first and largest radio station broadcast live from a psychiatric hospital — Radio Colifata. The motto of Radio Colifata, the founder Dr. Alfredo Olivera explains, is “To create bridges where there are walls.” “It started,” he says, “by accident.” As a young, idealistic psychology student, Olivera...
  5. Enseñando a Nuestros Niños a Pensar (Raising a Thinking Child)

    El Valor, a non-profit community-based organization, was founded in 1973 by a mother with a special needs child. Her dream of a bicultural and bilingual rehabilitation center began in the basement of a community church. El Valor, which means courage, has grown into a multicultural, multipurpose organization that reaches thousands of families locally and...
  6. Chicas Trans Program and Integrated HIV Services for LGBTQI Latinos

    Instituto Familiar de la Raza established the first Latino/Chicano-specific HIV program in San Francisco in 1985 called Sí a la Vida. Today Sí a la Vida provides integrated, culturally-based HIV services and is committed to reducing the number of new cases of HIV in the San Francisco Latino community, increasing access to health...
  7. Indigena Health and Wellness Collaborative: Early Identification & Intervention Therapy Program

    The Indigena Health and Wellness Collaborative (IHWC) is a partnership between Instituto Familiar de La Raza and Asociación Mayab that works to improve the health and well-being of Indigena families in San Francisco. Program services and activities provided by the Indigena Health & Wellness Collaborative are intricately linked to honoring the...
  8. CulturArte Afterschool Program – La Cultura Cura (Culture Heals)

    Instituto Familiar de la Raza‘s La Cultura Cura offers youth positive alternatives to violence and incarceration through a range of services and cultural arts activities including intensive case management, court advocacy, mental health services and innovative arts programming. La Cultura Cura is noted for providing critical programming for monolingual Spanish-speaking and...
  9. Hoy Recovery Program: Incorporating Cultural Healers & Agriculture in Substance Abuse Recovery

    Hoy Recovery works to incorporate traditional cultural healing practices in the treatment of substance abuse. Two of the key ways that they do this are through inclusion of cultural healers and their Agricultural Project. The Agriculture Project treats chemically dependent service users by emphasizing and reinforcing their relationship with the land, an important component...