The Mexican Cultural Center of Northern California’s mission is to enrich the Sacramento area community through entertainment, education and outreach activities that preserve Mexican heritage by fostering the artistic, cultural and historical legacy of Mexico.
The Mexican Cultural Center of Northern California was established in 1992, by a group of distinguished Hispanic leaders who were interested in maintaining and sharing the culture of Mexico. The Cultural Center has achieved positive results within the community. Through diverse activities, it has provided endless opportunities for children and adults to explore and discover the artistic and cultural traditions of Mexico. Established more than ten years ago, the Cultural Center deeply values its mission.
Today, with the continued growth of the Hispanic population throughout the US, Mexican cultural influences exist across the country. Historically, California once a territory owned by Mexico, today is formally symbolized by the Mexican flag waving at Sutter’s Fort; built on land granted by Mexico to John Augustus Sutter in 1839.
At the beginning the cultural center was financially subsidized by Mexico to promote programs in Northern California. The MCCNC was held responsible for implementing curriculums that promote the Mexican culture via education, health and sports within the jurisdiction that was established by the General Consulate of Sacramento.
Since 2002, the MCCNC no longer receives financial support from the Mexican government and currently depends on the financial contributions from the public, private sector organizations and financial institutions for the continuation of promoting the Mexican culture.
The MCCNC has received great support from cultural, arts and community agencies. These agencies have enabled the MCCNC the opportunity to continue offering the Sacramento community with programs, events and suitable venue options. The MCCNC has collaborated with Crocker Art Museum, California State Fair, Festival de la Familia, California State University of Sacramento just to name a few.