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NAC Summer 2018 Program

The NAC is proud to offer its NAC Scholars exciting summer programming that includes workshops, activities, field trips, 2 weeks of college tours, and a one-week intensive writing program called Barrio Writers.  

NAC Barrio Writers      

The Nicholas Academic Centers has partnered with Barrio Writers to host a 1-week summer writing program at our downtown Santa Ana NAC location.  

We invite all of our 8th - 12th grade students and alumni to participate in this writing program.  Students will learn different forms of writing including: poetry, spoken word, short stories, and essays.  The Barrio Writers program is free for NAC students and alumni, but space is limited. 

All workshops will take place at NAC I, in our Annex Space:  

324 W 4th St, Santa Ana, CA 92701 (Corner of 4th St. and Birch St.)

Schedule for Barrio Writers Workshops 
(participants must attend all 5 days)

Monday, July 9, 2018
1:30-4:30 PM
NAC Annex

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
1:30-4:30 PM
NAC Annex

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
1:30-4:30 PM
NAC Annex

Thursday, July 12, 2018
1:30-4:30 PM
NAC Annex

Friday, July 13, 2018
1:30-4:30 PM
NAC Annex

10th Annual Barrio Writers Live Reading
Date: To Be Determined  

Location: To Be Determined

NAC Scholars...register below to reserve your spot.


Barrio Writers was founded by Sarah Rafael García, author of Las Niñas: A Collection of Childhood Memories, in June 2009.

The Barrio Writers program consists of free workshops & additional "Café Hours" (one-on-one tutoring) throughout the academic summer break & monthly cultural arts events during the school year for teens. Through these workshops & events, students will build their skills in reading, grammar, creative writing, critical-thinking and freedom of expression through the cultural arts.

One goal of the program is to publish an anthology collection of written works demonstrating the diverse backgrounds of teenagers. All profits from the book will be returned to the Barrio Writersprogram for future years. The long-term goal is to publish a new edition each year with hopes that more neighborhoods will adopt the program.

The writing workshops are designed to empower the teenage community while establishing a self-sufficient educational program that will represent community pride, perseverance & endless possibilities for following

NAC Summer Program: 

June 11th - July 20th 


12 PM - 7 PM 


Please call our individual centers if you have specific questions about  specific programming.

NAC I - Downtown Santa Ana: 714-834-0521

NAC II - Valley High School: 714-241-6550

NAC III: Century High School: 714-972-7180

                                       NAC College Fairs                                    

NAC Scholars can sign up to attend the NAC sponsored fieldtrip to the Colleges that Change Lives Fair. 


                                  NAC College Transition Workshops                                    

All NAC 2018 Graduates must sign up for NAC College Transition workshops. Follow the link below to enroll in a summer transition workshops


Contact our Director and Assistant Directors of College Success Services if you have any questions: 

Maria Cortes: (714) 804-6155

Fernando Martinez: (714) 804-6156