About Us

We are a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization. We provide cultural resource society throughout Northwest Indiana who are committed to youth and seniors. We strive to develop strong working relationships through unity and service and most importantly we contribute to a peaceful and united community by hosting free events and raising funds for local students.

We have been hosting events since 2007 and every year they get stronger and stronger. With the help of many volunteers and current and past members, we have been able to develop a strong core team dedicated to giving back to the community. Our members range from as far as Mexico to Chicago even some on the west and east coast. We keep our relationship as open as we can so we can expand to reach audiences from different states, different cultures, different ages, different genders and anyone who comes and wants to contribute with us. Year after year we grow and with your help we can really push our main message which is to drive cultural awareness, importance of education and much more into our world.


DEBRA BOLAƑOS: PRESIDENT
Debbie is owner and manager of Galaxy Travel, Inc. in East Chicago, Indiana, director of the Ballet Folklorico Las Villistas and Xel-Ha Escuela de Danza. She is an Executive Board Member of the Legacy Foundation and also is East Chicago’s City Councilwoman at Large. She studied/danced professionally under the direction of Amalia Hernandez (Director and Founder) of Ballet Folklorico de Mexico. 

SAL BOLAƑOS: VICE PRESIDENT
Salvador is Head of User Experience and Design at TransUnion where he leads a team of strategists, designers, and writers to develop innovative human-centered solutions for their consumers. On Sal’s downtime he donates his efforts to designing all of S.C.C.L.R.’s marketing and advertising material and working with his mother Debra to continue to distill cultural leadership to their community. Visit his website at salbolanosdesign.com or email him at [email protected]
NANCY IBARRA MACHUCA: SECRETARY

JESSICA HIGAREDA: TREASURER
Jessica has been one of our biggest contributors of the organization by staying on top of every event, program and main mission to SCCLR. She has been one of the many reasons SCCLR continues to have success year in and year out.

SALVADOR M. BOLAƑOS: COO (May 1 1958 – June 13 2016)
Gone but not forgotten. Salvador M. BolaƱos has been and will always be the backbone of S.C.C.L.R. with his always liable constant 24 hour support hotline. Salvador was our go-to Mr.FixIt and can pretty much solve any problem that popped up. He was the silent hero in the background who took care of business when no one could. Words cannot describe the things Mr. BolaƱos has done for us but not only for the organization but for his family.