Sierra 2 Center for the Arts & Community

Reviewed in 2022 by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

100% 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.

Mission

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.

Needs

Funds are needed to assist with capital repair projects necessary to maintain and preserve the historic 40,000 square foot, 3 acre property. Roofing projects and replacement of significant portions of the flooring and HVAC systems will be required in the next two to three years, totaling $75,000-$100,000 or more.

COVID 19 closures have forced some depletion of emergency reserve for replacement funds that were required for essential operations and to maintain basic mechanical and facility components, to pay for mechanical failures and breakdowns such as gas line leaks, HVAC repairs, and upgrades to janitorial and sanitizing equipment.

Funding for technology enhancements to enable us to continue virtual and in-person activities for The Learnery, the Senior Center, and fundraising and community events: $25,000. This includes comprehensive upgrades to scheduling, registration and marketing tools as well as technology infrastructure, networking and security.

The Learnery: additional updates for the newly dedicated space and addition of special equipment for class offerings.

A dedicated space within Sierra 2 Center for The Learnery enables us to expand offerings, to include more classes focused on various art forms, food and beverage education, wellness, nature/wildlife/environment education, and technology. With the dedicated space now in operations, we need to add technology equipment and supplies for all activities. The space needs additional retro-fitting to the meet the needs of envisioned class offerings.

Need: $25,000

Funds are needed to replace the floors in the largest of our three dance studios, Studio 2. The floors are over 20 years old and will require repairs to the subflooring.

Funding needed: $25,000

Volunteer service time and expertise are needed to help us with the events, Senior Center operations, The Learnery, filming and editing for the My Story project, and assist with SCNA's new community endeavors on Racial Justice and Clean & Quiet Yard Care.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Sierra 2 Center for the Arts & Community

other names

SCNA

Tax id (EIN)

94-2797260

Mission Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Operating Budget

$250,001-$500,000

Organization Need

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

Demographics Served

AAPI, BIPOC, Individuals with disabilities, Seniors, Youth & Children, Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx, LGBTQ+

Address

2791 24th St
Sacramento, CA 95818

Service areas 0

Sacramento, CA, US

Phone

916-452-3005

fax

916-731-4386

Social Media 0

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