In 2009, Yollocalli received the prestigious National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, a signature initiative of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  This award is the Nation’s highest honor for out-of-school arts and humanities programs that celebrate the creativity of America’s young people.

For the 2009-2010 school year, Yollocalli received a program quality award for Outstanding Teen Programming in a Community-Based Organization from Chicago’s After School Matters organization.

In 2021, Yollocalli was a Best New Artist Finalist in the Third Coast Audio Fest for our Fall 2019 “Your Horror, Your Way –  High School Horror Stories” audio piece.

In 2023, Jardin Malinalli received the Creative Places Award, among the LISC Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards, which recognizes innovative approaches within the Chicago region that use art and culture-centered initiatives to drive community-led development and progress.

2018 Coverage 

2014, Red Eye: Art with an Impact

2012, Extra: Super Chicas

2011, Children’s Memorial Hospital

2010, Adentro

2009, Scholastic News Magazine

2009, National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award

2008, Sun Times: 50 People Who Make Chicago a Better Place