Our mission is to provide creative, educational, and recreational opportunities for Hispanic families, while promoting Hispanic art, culture, and traditions.
Casa Circulo Cultural is a non-profit, truly vibrant grass-root, multidisciplinary art organization dedicated to creating cultural programming reflective of the experiences of the Latino communities in the San Francisco Bay Area.
We offer a variety of fun, enriching, and engaging classes for kids; from music, art, theater and dance, to martial arts, chess, literature, and more. We are a Spanish immersion program and classes are mainly taught in Spanish to develop, preserve and encourage the Latino and Hispanic language and culture. We also offer classes for adults.
Aside from our classes, Casa Circulo hosts, attends and partners in various community festivals and events throughout the Bay Area such as: Facebook Festival, STEAM Fest 2.0, Whiskeys of the World, and more. In November Casa Circulo organizes and puts on the Dia de los Muertos Celebration, our flagship event which attracts thousands of people. This event has impacted underserved communities and developed into one of Redwood City's largest celebrations of arts, diversity, and culture.
Casa Circulo Cultural, the Board, and the many volunteers from Circulo Cultural are striving to make a difference in the community EVERY DAY.
2017 La Familia Award
The Escámez family is a shining example of when community passion, a calling for service and family roots come together”
-- Ron Gonzales, President and CEO of the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley.
Since its inception in 2009, Casa Circulo Cultural's impact on the community has been widely recognized throughout the Bay Area and beyond. Its story began with theatrics at Veronica Escamez's home. She enjoys directing theatrical events exemplifying and extolling her Latino culture. As friends participated in the productions, they grew in their understanding and appreciation of their Hispanic roots. In 2009 this group wanted to extend their creative cultural experiences to low-income and vulnerable families on the Peninsula and therefore they created Casa Circulo Cultural, a community-based cultural organization.