SACRA Society for the Advancement of Construction Related Arts
The Society for the Advancement of Construction Related Arts (SACRA)—a partnership between Assembly House 150 and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery's Innovation Lab—is a unique15-week skill-building program that provides training in carpentry and woodworking, as well as job readiness training and job placement services, to under-employed men and women in the City of Buffalo.
SACRA’s holistic approach toward individual and community development uses arts integration as a self-empowering tool for social and economic mobility. SACRA emphasizes hands-on learning in combination with creative thinking through art/design in order to provide participants with tools to improve their lives and succeed in their careers. Projects realized by the SACRA team draw inspiration from—and aim to reinvigorate—the legacy of design and construction excellence in Western New York.