SAY Sí student working on a painting in San Antonio, Texas. Credit: SAY Sí


San Antonio, TX
Financing Used For
Loan Amount
$3.6 million
Loan Length
84 months
Number of Loans

Support and opportunities for young artists are valuable community assets. In the Westside neighborhood of San Antonio, Texas, SAY Sí has been providing a broad array of arts programming to youth for over 25 years.

Founded by a neighborhood association, it is the city’s only tuition-free, year-round arts education offering. A strong focus on peer-to-peer mentoring helps students develop critical leadership skills. Of vital importance in an area with a 40% poverty rate, 100% of SAY Sí’s students — the majority of whom are Latino and first-generation college students — graduate from high school and are accepted to college.

With a $3.6 million bridge loan from BlueHub, SAY Sí is renovating a newly acquired space to offer digital music production, journalism and culinary arts education — expanding on its goal to create a premier, inclusive, dynamic and nurturing educational environment for San Antonio’s youth.