Our purpose at South Central Mercado is to promote local entrepreneurs and contribute to the development of the local arts. We strongly believe that by connecting local businesses and artists with the residents of South Phoenix we will contribute to the development and enrichment of this local economy.
To create, inspire and nurture an exciting and energetic community, by building a local sustainable and scalable food and multicultural marketplace, which would impact the growth of the local sentiment and help South Phoenix to thrive and flourish. South Central Mercado is where food, arts and culture meet to build community.
To be a leading and recognized platform that connects, educates, and empowers the local-independent artists and entrepreneurs to contribute to the development of a vibrant local economy.
Raza Development Fund, Inc. has taken the opportunity to work collaboratively with South Phoenix leaders, small business owners, non-profit organizations, and residents to support not only the preservation of the community’s interests and culture but to ensure that community members thrive, and benefit from opportunities and changes associated with the light rail extension. We are proud to be a part of this initiative and believe that South Phoenix is stronger because of it.
South Central Mercado is a charitable non-profit (501c3).
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.