Sierra 2 Center for the Arts & Community

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

63% complete

$50,000 Goal

Sierra 2 Center for the Arts & Community is a designated City of Sacramento historical building, constructed in 1923. It was saved from demolition in the early 80's by a group of Curtis Park neighbors who envisioned it to be the social and architectural centerpiece of the neighborhood. Today, it not only serves as the gathering place for residents of Curtis Park but is now also the place where people from throughout Sacramento gather to learn, play, and explore through the many events, activities, and classes offered here. In addition to operating Sierra 2 Center for the Arts & Community, Sierra Curtis Neighborhood Association serves as the voice for residents of the Curtis Park neighborhood, advocating to preserve, protect and promote the elements that make the historical neighborhood special. Examples include protection of heritage trees and wildlife, safety and crime prevention, environmental conservation, architecture, and building community.


SCNA promotes inclusiveness, awareness, and involvement for a safe, vibrant neighborhood and actively participates in preserving the heritage of and enhancing the quality of life in the Curtis Park neighborhood and throughout Sacramento by operating the Sierra 2 Center for the Arts & Community.


Ongoing support and funding are needed to continue the care, maintenance and improvement of Sierra 2 Center, historic 40,000 square foot, 3-acre property in the heart of Curtis Park.

Senior Center and Wellness Program - The Senior Center at Sierra 2 provides invaluable services to the region's senior community, hosting classes and workshops, game and opportunities to socialize, as well as a full spectrum of health and wellness programs. We need funds for supplies and resources to sustain and grow these Senior Center offerings and toe continue to improve and update amenities to create a more welcoming environment. This program and service needs $25,000.00-$50,000.00 in funding.

Production of Viewpoint Newspaper - The effort to save the school building led to the creation of a neighborhood group, initially called Sierra School Neighborhood Association, and later named Sierra Curtis Neighborhood Association (SCNA) to band together and organize its residents for various causes affecting the neighborhood. SCNA initiated the Viewpoint in 1979 and for 45 years, Viewpoint has been the publication of the Sierra Curtis Neighborhood Association and serves as the public record of the neighborhood, chronicling life and issues in Curtis Park, mostly through volunteer editors, writers, photographers and distributors, along with important support from local businesses (advertisers). Over its history, Viewpoint has reported on critical matters of importance to the welfare of the neighborhood. Viewpoint has become a “powerful little paper” delivered to approximately 2,500 households and local businesses 10 months per year. It is personally distributed at the first of each month and provided in digital format and on social media, all at no cost to the reader. It has become the essential nucleus by which the Curtis Park neighborhood knows itself and is known by others throughout Sacramento. As producing and printing costs soar, ongoing and expanded support is needed to sustain the Viewpoint and its production. This program requires $15,000-$25,000.

Volunteer service time and expertise are needed to help us with the events, Senior Center operations, The Learnery, and to assist with SCNA Board of Directors initiatives including Racial Justice and Clean & Quiet Yard Care.

Equity Statement

SCNA’s Ad Hoc Committee for Racial Justice was developed as a response to the George Floyd protests that started in May of 2020, and for the purposes of supporting diversity, anti-racism education, and advocacy. The committee aims to educate so action will follow; just reading up on Black history and racism will not be enough. We hope you will find your own ways to help make change toward social equity and racial inclusion.

Organization Data


Organization name

Sierra 2 Center for the Arts & Community

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Year Established


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Mission Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Operating Budget

$1,000,001-$5 million

Organization Need

Funding: Unrestricted, Technology, Funding: Program, Funding: Other, Volunteers

Demographics Served

General population

Local Counties Served



2791 24th St
Sacramento, CA 95818

Service areas

Sacramento, CA, US





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