Jon Hinojosa, Artistic and Executive Director, SAY Sí, San Antonio, TX

Arts Education Award

For the past 19 years, Jon has served as the Artistic and Executive Director of SAY Sí; a nationally recognized model of a community-based arts education program for urban high school and middle school students.

The program began with 8 students and now serves 185 youth on-site and 4,000 youth in community programming. SAY Sí; has 5 distinct multidisciplinary arts programs that are tuition-free, year-round, long-term, and focus on mentoring and reciprocal learning as a core foundation. 

Jon has helped orchestrate the organization’s growth, including the completion of a 2.5 million dollar project to convert a 26,000 square foot warehouse into a state-of-the-art community center.

Jon’s commitment and passion for the work has made him highly respected in the local, regional and national arts education community.