SANTA CLARA CA. – The Eritrean Community Center of Santa Clara County has received a two-year $10,000 Cultural Pathways Program Award from California Arts Council (CAC) to support for programs that promote cultural awareness and arts initiatives of the community.

The California Arts Council grant will be used to expand activities to preserve cultural identity and empower Eritrean immigrants by creating programs in culinary arts , cultural dance, music, poetry, theater and heritage language for youth and children as well summer youth programs.

“The CAC grant will enable the Eritrean Community Center to support cultural arts and performance programs such as traditional music and dance, poetry, theater and heritage language for the youth and children,” said Executive Director Regga Tekeste. “This funding helps us achieve our mission of enriching the education experience for the children to participate in cultural activities.”

About The California Arts Council: The California Arts Council is a state agency, with a mission to advance California through the arts and creativity. The Council is committed to building public will and resources for the arts: fostering accessible arts initiatives that reflect contributions from all of California’s diverse populations; serving as a thought leader and champion for the arts; and providing effective and relevant programs and services – See more at


About Eritrean Community Center: The Eritrean Community Center is a nonprofit organization serving the Bay Area with a wide range of services and programs designed to enhance the quality of life of families and individuals in the community. For more information on Eritrean community Center, or how you can support its community efforts, please visit 

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