How we help
Formed in 2016, Mariachi Tradicional Juvenil ensemble came together on the streets of Chicago’s rapidly changing neighborhoods of Little Village and Brighton Park, where working immigrant communities co-exist with over 4,000 shootings at least per year.
It came to our attention that the streets and neighborhoods of Chicago have become a dangerous place to raise our next generation of professionals, leaders, and dreamers. And that we, as a community, have sometimes placed too much responsibility on our city's leaders and police force to fix this problem. The truth is that ALL of us should play a role in raising up Chicago's next generation of professionals, leaders, and dreamers
We felt the need to give our youth something more to live for, something to aspire to, something to put healthy time and energy into. Knowing that the City of Chicago offers many programs none of them offer what we wanted for our youth so in turn we created Mariachi Arts and Culture Academy and its ensemble Mariachi Tradición Juvenil.
Was established to cultivate and instill in the future generations the Art and Culture of Mariachi Music. MACA aims to provide opportunities for the youth to carry on the Art and Culture of Mexico's richness by reaching out to different cultural and socioeconomic communities in the Chicago area. Our main goal to cultivate the love and importance Mariachi Music plays as a tradition in our Mexican Culture.
- To present the audience with quality presentations so in turn they can have a wonderful time enjoying and reviving the Mariachi Music.
- To provide a comprehensive knowledge of music through the performance, creation, and promotion of music to the students
- To provide an environment that promotes and encourages life-long learning, personal growth and professional growth.
- To create an environment that provides all students and family members with a sense of community and loyalty to an organization bigger than themselves.
- To provide an opportunity for students to develop as disciplined, organized and mature adults.
Our short term goals are to grow stronger as a group by gaining knowledge in repertoire and continue to grow as Mariachi Musicians.
Our long term goals are to maintain the tradition of Mariachi Music with the goal to inspire our members to become the next generation of Mariachi teachers so the tradition of Mariachi Music will not be forgotten and show the new generations the importance to keep our traditions alive.
MACA’s mission is to cultivate, maintain and share the tradition of Mariachi Music with both cultural backgrounds and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Formed in 2016, Mariachi Tradicional Juvenil ensemble came together on the streets of Chicago’s rapidly changing neighborhoods of Little Village and Brighton Park, where working immigrant communities co-exist with over 4,000 shooti...