Sierra 2 Center for the Arts & Community
Sierra 2 Center for the Arts & Community serves as a regional incubator of the arts, education, culture, and community activities. As the voice of the neighborhood, SCNA 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 and the included Senior Activity Center.
2791 24th St
Sacramento, CA 95818
|County or Parish:||Sacramento|
|Primary NTEE:||Arts,Culture & Humanities|
Our top needs:
- Funding: Unrestricted - Funding to renovate and update the 24th Street Theatre: stage flooring, seats, curtains, sound and house lighting are in need of replacement $150,000. Over the last 40 years the 24th Street Theater, truly a Center for the Performing Arts, has offered musicals, children's theatre, lectures, film screenings, comedy, drama, and experimental and original works by local authors. Built in 1929 (designed by Dean and Dean) our grand old gal needs an update. Performers in our community have rallied, organizing the following performances to help raise funds to replace the seats, carpet, stage, signage, and roof.
- Funding: Program - Funding to support Wellness Programs for the Senior Activity Center: $5000. This funding will be used to purchase supplies and equipment for the various classes as well as subsidize cost of instruction.
- Funding: Unrestricted - Urban Forestry Initiatives SCNA is committed to preserving and protecting the urban forestry that is instrumental to the character and quality of life in the Curtis Park neighborhood. Several initiatives within this focus require funding. The most critical at the moment is treatment the remaining sets of Elm trees in William Curtis Park to prevent them from contracting Dutch Elm Disease, which is devastating and highly contagious. The cycle of treatments cost $15,000. SCNA would like to pay for the next round of treatments and also take on other proactive projects that will aid in the health and proliferation of the urban forest in and around Curtis Park.
- Volunteers - Volunteer service time and expertise are needed to help us with the Senior Center operations, filming and editing for the My Story Project, and to assist with the theater renovation project.
- Funding: Unrestricted - 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.