For twenty years now La Piñata has been dedicated to youth and cultural/educational work around Boston.
La Piñata’s unique program teaches Boston youth Latin American cultural performing arts, and in turn youth share these with the community at large through interactive, educational presentations at diverse venues throughout Boston.
La Piñata – the Latin American Cultural Family Network, Inc. is based in the neighborhood of Jamaica Plain which is one of Boston’s most ethnically and socio-economically diverse and dynamic neighborhoods. La Piñata was established in 1990 to fill the cultural void various parents noted in their children’s education. Due to the urgent need for the addressing of the particular needs of ‘minority’, ‘disadvantaged’, ‘inner-city’ Latino youth, La Piñata was formed. Although La Piñata was started by Latino families, and for Latino youth, currently La Piñata serves ‘disadvantaged’, ‘inner-city’ youth of all backgrounds.
La Piñata has appeared in First Night Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts, Harvard University, Brandeis University, Wheaton College, Wheelock College, Boston Children’s Museum, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston Public Schools, Cambridge River Festivals, Revels, WGBH La Plaza, plus toured internationally in Cuba, Mexico, South and Central America.