Our cultural presentations, workshops, and cultural diversity training to families, youth, children, schools, Art Centers and community organizations are:

La Cultura Cura” the Culture CuresAn Art and cultural education program teaches how to better understand our cultural identity and values to increase self esteem, cultural pride, and strengthen the family. We use Latin American Art, history, music, dance, foods, customs & traditions to engage participants. Our Youth Leadership Workshops curriculum is combined with this program to promote education and staying in school.

Bringing Parents and School Together” - An education program to teach parents about the education system and the importance of being involved in their children's education

Caribbean Roots” - Art cultural activities that connect children with the African cultures of the Caribbean people; the history of our “Hispanidad”, dance, music, and foods.

Making Connections, Inc.
aka Making Cultural Connections
"Celebrating Family, Culture, & Education Through the Arts"

We Are: a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit, Art/Cultural Education Organization founded 2001; now serving Northern Virginia and the Dallas, Texas areas.

To connect, promote, educate, and celebrate the Hispanic/Latino cultural heritage; providing Art and multi-cultural education programs that value our rich cultural diverse heritages coming from Indigenous, European, and African cultures. We build community partnerships with schools supporting parental involvement, Art/Cultural centers, recreation centers, libraries, juvenile departments, and military veteran organizations.

- Dulce Isalguez Parker
Founder - President & Cultural Educator

Phone/Text: (972) 276-4972

Email: DulceParker@makingconnectionsinc.org
6934 Walnut Hill Dr
Gainesville, VA 20155

Cultural Heritage

at Fairfax Villa Elementary School
Fairfax, Virginia
February 9, 2024

Sharing the cultures of the Caribbean Islands and the Dominican Republic

Sponsored by ARTfactory

Children's Caribbean Carnival Masks

Caribbean Culture Art & Dance Workshop
presented by Dulce Isalguez Parker
July 22 & 29, 2022
Georgetown South Community Center
Manassas, Virginia

Thank you Ms. Candace Penders, Education Director, ARTfactory.

And to all the parents and their children at the Center for their participation. Families were from Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico, Peru, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic.

Art, Culture & Education

Cultural Identity Murals
Presented Virtually to
Women Veterans & Families

May 23 & June 13, 2021

Dulce I Parker, Cultural Educator

Tania Garza Cultural Mural

Click on the link to see the my virtual interview
about the importance of Cultural Values

Artist Conversation at the
Bath House Cultual Center
Dallas, TX

on Facebook - November 19, 2020

Dulce Isalguez Parker
Founder, President,
and Cultural Educator

Jacco Velarde -Bolivian Artist
“La Cultura Cura” Cultural Education Community Workshop

After School Art/Enrichment Program
Children Creating Cultural Murals

La Cultura Cura” Honoring Africa
Community Celebration
Latino Cultural Center, Dallas, TX

Texas Education Agency Parents Conference - Univ. North Texas, Denton

Parent Involvement Training
“Bringing Parents & Schools Together”
Dallas, TX ISD

Community Partnership – Celebrating the Arts & Culture in Northern Virginia

Manassas, Virginia

Thank you for inviting me to provide
Cultural Family Education Workshops on July 22 & 29, 2022
at the Georgetown South Community Center
Manassas, Virginia

Thank you to our Sponsors and Community Partners in Dallas, Texas


Latino Cultural Center

South Dallas Cultural Center

Oak Cliff Cultural Center

Dallas ISD
Bringing Parents & Schools Together

Art Partners -
Big Thought , Dallas, TX

Art Partners -
After School Cultural Programs

Bath House Cultural Center

St. Philip's School & Community Center, Dallas, TX

LULAC National Educational
Services, Dallas, TX

City of Dallas Public Library

Community Artists Program (CAP) - Neighborhood Touring Program (NTP) & Senior Citizen Programs

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