In the 1970s, Curtis Park residents banded together to save the old Sierra School from demolition. Thus was born the Sierra Curtis Neighborhood Association (SCNA) and a dynamic center for cultural and educational activities. Today SCNA serves over 2,500 households in the historic Curtis Park neighborhood located just south of Downtown Sacramento. They offer an array of family events throughout the year, hold regular monthly board meetings to discuss issues of relevance to the neighborhood, and publish the Viewpoint newspaper. In addition, SCNA manages the reborn Sierra School as the Sierra 2 Center for the Arts and Community.
SCNA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Few neighborhoods are fortunate enough to have an active, well-managed association working to bring neighbors together. SCNA gives the Sierra Curtis neighborhood a common voice, family entertainment, and a community center, which is the architectural and social centerpiece of the neighborhood.