Latino Cultural Center

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Todos Somos Phoenix!

Through the 2001 City Bond program, funding was made available to promote knowledge and appreciation of the cultures of Latinos.

In 2016, the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture secured the services of a consultant to conduct a capital needs assessment and feasibility study, including a management/business plan and evaluation of potential tie-ins with other cultural resources. In 2017, the study was released. This process centered around an extensive community input process consisting of over 20 one-on-one interviews, site visits to arts organizations and facilities in Phoenix and surrounding areas, three public town halls, two focus groups, and an electronic survey with 254 respondents.

​Read the Full Study​Read the Executive Summary


In 2019, interim Mayor Thelda Williams created the Latino Center Ad Hoc Committee to evaluate and make recommendations to the City Council next year about next steps, including possible sites for a center and development of a strategic plan, which will result in business and operating, programming, and partnership and fundraising strategies. The committee is charged with using the 2017 Capital Assessment and Feasibility Study as its roadmap through the process.

The Ad Hoc Committee meets monthly and in addition has three working subcommittees (programs & services, fundraising & partnerships, and site & operations). All meetings are open to the public, and community members may participate in any of the three subcommittees.

The Ad Hoc Committee will sunset on June 30, 2020.

 Upcoming Meetings

Fundraising & Partnership Subcommittee
Monday, October 21, 2019 at 2PM at City Hall (200 W Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85003)

 Ad Hoc Committee Members

​Councilwoman Betty Guardado (D5) and Councilman Michael
Nowakowski (D7), Co-Chairs

Dan Carroll
Leticia de la Vara
Jose Andres Giron
George Garcia
Casandra Hernandez
Gabriela Muñoz
Julian Nabozny
Larry Ortega
Jason Rowley
Deanna Salazar
Elizabeth Toledo
ErLinda Torres
Donna Valdes