Community Partners

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Springfield Mall on Baltimore Pike in Springfield PA hosts KID CREW Activities for Kids. The Community Arts Center offers arts fun for kids at the Mall on the third Thursday of every month. Click for Springfield Mall calendar.

Rose Tree Media Simon Youth Academy @ Penncrest High

Simon Youth Academies are non-traditional high schools that give at-risk students the same education that they would receive in a traditional classroom but in a flexible environment. CAC teaching artist, Julia Clift, teaches drawing and painting to Simon Youth Academy students twice weekly at their new Penncrest High School location in Media.

Chester Charter School for the Arts

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CCSA is an arts integrated K – 8 school located in Aston PA. The Community Arts Center facilitates an artist-in-residence program that brings in professional artists to work with CCSA students on special projects. Recent artists-in-residence have been mosaic artist David Woods, ceramic artist Andrea Mogck and comic book artist and filmmaker, Desire Grover. We have also invited music group Simple Gifts and renowned percussionist Doc Gibbs perform for their students.

The NIA Center in Chester, PA

The NIA Center is a nonprofit organization that provides artistic, educational, and cultural enrichment opportunities to the underserved children, youth and families of Chester Upland School Districit and vicinity. The CAC supports NIA’s mission by providing teaching artists for a number of their programs throughout the Chester Community, such as afterschool art classes at the Crozer Library and the Chester Apartments.

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Beginning in 2013, the Community Arts Center began an afterschool art program in partnership with the Fire Station that focuses on collaborative, community-based art projects. Students in grades 3-5 from the Wallingford Elementary school that live in the South Media neighborhood meet once a week afterschool to create artworks such as mosaic stepping stones for their school’s garden and a mural for the Fire Station. The best thing about this program is that the kids get to use an empty fire truck bay as an art studio!

Plush Mills Senior Living Community

Once a week CAC ceramics instructors Suzanne Hayward and Justin Benn visit our neighbors, Plush Mills, to facilitate a ceramics class with residents.

and many more….

we are always looking for more opportunities to bring ART to LIFE in our community! If you are part of a local school, business or organization and would like to partner with the Community Arts Center contact Program Director Tracy Buchanan at 610-566-1713 x 16 or