The Mariachi Academy of Carson is a program of the Asociación Cultural Los Angeles (ACLA).  The Academy has been providing services since 1998.  Its mission has been to foster opportunities that allow children and youth to develop a strong personal identity through music.  The Academy understands that self-esteem, a big part in how a child feels about his/herself, also affects how much they enjoy other things in their lives.

The Academy works to increase the students’ understanding of who they are as people by teaching them the rich history of one of the most cherished music forms in the world- mariachi.  The program operates as an all-volunteer organization with a dedicated team of music instructors.