The mission of the Adelante Alliance, formerly known as Park Cultural Center, is to serve and empower Sunset Park's Mexican immigrant community by increasing the Spanish-language skills of Mexican primary school age children, present family-oriented cultural events, and organize educational immigration-oriented forums for adults. We believe that lasting social change is best achieved by building long-term relationships based around creative capacity-building in an environment that encourages a commnity's unique cultural diversity. Our programs support Mexican cultural identity and build cross-cultural and intergroup skills and understanding; help heal the wounds of distress and alienation that often accompany immigration; and support individuals and their families address social inequities in the community. By implementing our main program in partnership with Sunset Park's public school system, we are building relationships with parents, educators and most importantly with the community's children. Building these relationships, we believe, is the key to affecting long-term social change that has the capacity to simulate, enrich, and empower the community from its roots. The Park Cultural Center was also part of a non-partisan coalition of Mexican organizations working together to advocate that the tri-state-area-based Mexican community cast their vote in the 2006 Mexican elections from their home in the United States. This profile courtesy of Arts & Democracy.