The Mexican Heritage Plaza (MHP) is a uniquely designed cultural facility located in the Mayfair neighborhood of east San Jose, a predominantly Mexican American neighborhood since the mid-20th Century. MHP was built by the City of San Jose in 1999 on the site of one of the first grocery store boycotts for farm workers’ rights organized by César Chavez in the 1960s.
The School offers quarterly after school sessions and 3 two-week summer sessions in visual and performing arts, and provides a “multi-cultural and inter-cultural venue” for community events and programs that embrace all cultures, while exploring the artistic traditions, cultural history, and contemporary creative expression of Mexican Arts. Afterschool programs span 10 weeks and summer day camps provide a full day of arts curriculum, a healthy lunch and two snacks. All sessions culminate in a student performance/exhibition, coordinated by School faculty and staff and attended by family and community members. For more information about the School, click here.