Petition reopened!!! within the first 4 days recieved 100 signatures...
Fiesta DC provides a space to nonprofit groups that promote self-empowerment or provide information on opportunities to help empower others. Past groups have included the American Diabetes Association, American Red Cross, AARP, La Clinica, Casa Del Pueblo, Capital Area Food Bank, Choose to Save, DC Central Kitchen, DC Dept. of Parks & Recreation, DC Statehood, DC's First Time Home Ownership Program, DCFD, Family & Child Services and others.
Fiesta DC also offers a fun, family oriented way to celebrate, contribute to the preservation, promotion and diffusion of the Latino culture in the Washington Metropolitan area, by various venues: 1.) Enhancing, promoting and facilitating the artistic and cultural expressions of the Latino and Caribbean communities of the District of Columbia. 2.) Provide cultural entertainment and educational opportunities for the entire family 3) serve as a vehicle to disseminate information of public interest.
This historic event takes months in advance planning and implementing, Fiesta DC provides at risk-youth with structured job opportunities from June 2012 thru September 2012. The youth from the community are involved in all aspects of the event with many responsibilities: from getting signatures from residents and businesses, setting up artists for the stages, parade set up to closing down the festival at the end of the day.