Flowers Behind the Mountain

Virtual reading of award-winning play Flowers Behind the Mountain. Written by Playwright Barbara Bennion, the story shares the real-life, harrowing experiences of five Latino migrants crossing the border from Mexico, Central America, and South America. The play is being presented in an abbreviated version by Hollywood & New York City actors Teresa Yenque, Jose Yenque, Barbara Bonilla, Francis Mateo, and Patrick Michael Valley.

Nuestra Tele Internacional Reports About Flowers Behind The Mountain

Nuetra Tele Internacional reported on the reading of “Flowers Behind The Mountain.” The virtual event was held on October 9 at 9 pm by a group of Hispanic actors from Hollywood and New York. The event coincided with the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. It was intended to raise funds for Arts for a Better Tomorrow.

Arts for a Better Tomorrow (ABT) and Cylentium Inc. Announce Its Power House Partnership

Cylentium’s Zero Identity Cyber Invisibility technology will help protect disadvantaged youth, and will raise funding and together launch ABT’s new laptop program.
An actor who helps shape representation of Latinos in the media and a cybersecurity company have formed a dynamic powerhouse partnership that will greatly benefit youths in underserved communities who routinely face traumatic experiences as a way of life.

Meet Jorge

UPDATE: Jorge is now 19 yrs old and very active as part of ABT’s Youth program development and Outreach. He co-teaches ABT’s acting and filmmaking workshops and is a mentor. “I start my university studies next year in psychology and will continue to work with ABT making films that tell stories to help inspire youth. Emotional health is still important. My neighborhood continues to have violence and drug use/selling issues and…

Meet Belem

UPDATE: Belem is now 18yrs old, in her first year in university, and on ABT’s Tijuana Youth Program Development Committee. “I have learned so much about myself, and I’m not done learning. I am so grateful to ABT. I am in the first year of my university studies and am looking into the possibility of becoming a psychologist. Have not decided for sure, but one this that I’m sure of is I will be developing a program together with ABT…


DERRICK WASHINGTON  TREASURER With more than 25 years of experience in the human resources and employee relations industry, Derrick is responsible for HR strategy and operations, administration and logistics management. Derrick facilitates the development of overall HR strategies in support of a company’s business objectives, and works with senior management to implement HR policies and …



FOUNDER JOSE YENQUE: Actor/Producer/Humanitarian Born in Brooklyn, New York Jose Yenque has over a decade of experience as a professional actor and devoted humanitarian, which earned him an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from California State University San Marcos. Yenque stars in Blake Freeman’s new feature comedy “All About The Money” opposite Eddie Griffith and …



ANTHONY SARTINO Executive Secretary Over the course of his career, Mr. Anthony (Tony) Sartino has amassed unsurpassable expertise in the fashion industry, and a client list that includes countless A-listers in the worlds of music, T.V., and film.  Frequently sought-after on the sets of photoshoots, films, and music videos, he has lent his talents to …


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