CHISPA: Charlottesville Initiative for Social Practice through the Arts


CHISPA, which initially launched as Social Justice Through Creative Practice, is a series of artist talks and workshops designed for Latinx youth and youth of color in Charlottesville.

Our Goal

The goal of this program is to provide a space for Charlottesville's Latinx youth/youth of color to engage with with young, talented and distinguished artists of color that are using their creativity and talent to make positive social change in their communities all over the country.

Our Vision

Through this engagement, and with our support, our Latinx youth and youth of color will be inspired to:

  • Build a strong community and network of support amongst other young Latinx youth and youth of color.

  • Support one another in initiating their own creative projects for their community.

  • Create safe spaces for themselves and their community to freely express themselves as young people of color. 

Upcoming Visiting Artists

Up next for CHISPA/Social Justice Through Creative Practice are the Locatoras of Locatora Radio, Mala Muñoz and Diosa Femme.

Locatora Radio is an independent multimedia production company committed to archiving and celebrating the brilliance of womxn of color through podcasting, film-making, educational workshops, and live events.

The Locatoras of Locatora Radio will be giving a community artist talk and leading a podcasting workshop for Latinx youth and youth of color in Charlottesville. 



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Our Mission

The mission of Creciendo Juntos is to provide a platform for the voices, needs and wants of the Latinx community in Charlottesville and surrounding counties through education and leadership development. As agents of advocacy and equity, our volunteer network of individuals and organizations strive to strengthen Central Virginia by ensuring that all Latinx individuals have access to the opportunities they need to become resilient leaders in our community.


Karina A Monroy

Executive Director

PO Box 184

Charlottesville, VA 22902

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