Good news! The Mexican-American Council has been selected as one of six finalists to compete for funding for a Mariachi Music and Dance Academy from the Knight Foundation People’s Choice Award. The Homestead Mayor and Council recently expressed support for The Academy—which will provide free education in traditional dance and music as well as offering academic support.
The Knight Foundation will be awarding an additional grant of $20,000 to the Mariachi Academy project if it receives the highest number of text messages on behalf of the Mexican-American Council. Anyone interested in showing their support for the project can send a text message to 22333 with the word VOTE6.