CELEBRACIÓN DE LA GENTE ….. A COMMUNITY CELEBRATION .....¡Por La Gente Todo! ..... ¡Sin La Gente Nada!


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Academia América is celebrating in 2020. We are celebrating two amazing journeys of Social Justice advocacy with and on behalf of La Gente – Immigrants, Chicanas/os, Latinas/os and Communities of Color.

We are celebrating Academia América’s 12 years of work to empower immigrants, providing education programs in citizenship and civic engagement to help them become U.S. citizens “con conciencia social.”

And we are celebrating Mario Compean’s 80th birthday, Academia América’s lead founder. Mario Compean has logged 55 years ofcommunity activism and advocacy for Social Justice for Communities of Color and the working class. The celebration is a fundraising campaign to benefit Academia América, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit founded in 2008.

Celebrate with Us and Donate!

Consider donating $12 or more to one or more of the projects to support Academia América’s work with immigrants: Citizenship Education, Voter Education and Registration, and/or Social Justice Advocacy.

  • $12 = $1 for each of the 12 years of Academia America’s service to immigrants and social justice advocacy.
  • $55 = $1 for each of Mario Compean’s 55 years of Social Justice activism.
  • $80 = $1 for each of Mario Compean’s 80 years of life.

Donate online or mail your check (payable to Academia América) to:

Academia América
1410 Guadalupe Street
Suite 110
San Antonio, Texas 78207

$12 or More

One dollar for each of the twelve years of Academia America service to immigrants and social justice advocacy.

Voter Ed & Registration

$12 or More


One dollar for each of Mario Compean’s fifty five years of advocacy for Chicano social justice and empowerment, and community activism for communities of color.

Citizenship & Naturalization

$12 or More

Social Justice Advocacy

$12 or More


To celebrate Mario Compean’s 80 years of life and his advocacy for the Chicano/as, the working class and other oppressed peoples. Proceeds will benefit Academia America.