awards for arts achievement
Arts Education Award
|Recipient:||Jon Hinojosa, Artistic and Executive Director, SAY Sí, San Antonio, TX|
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.