Generations Center for Youth, Adults & Seniors
The La Maestra Foundation’s Generations Center for Youth, Adults & Seniors launched in 2012 to offer a safe, central space in the diverse community of City Heights, where residents of various age spans can learn new skills, access resources, and achieve self-sufficiency in order to be equipped for better educational and economic opportunities. Generations’ programs and services are provided at free or very low-cost, thanks to the generous support of La Maestra’s funders, community partners and volunteers.
Specific services include field trips, guest speakers, career exploration, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math), music, dance and performing arts classes, fine art and multimedia lessons. For older adults, the Generations Center offers art classes such as drawing, painting, and ceramics, floral arrangement, jewelry, knitting, and sewing classes, and music lessons. Classes are designed to help facilitate self-expression through art and help clients gain a better understanding of their emotional conflicts, improve social skills and self-esteem, and reduce anxiety.