THE NEW BUILDING
We are pleased to announce that the Center for Creative Education is about to open its new Center! After a long hiatus, we are finishing renovation of our building in the Northwood Village section of West Palm Beach at 425 24th Street. We’re completing work on the 18,000 sq. ft. former roller rink in three phases. By the end of April, we will have completed the first phase, which will allow us to move our offices there and provide classrooms, rehearsal space and an art gallery. The exterior of the building has also been redone and a garden will replace an abandoned gas station at the west end of the site.
Phase 2 will follow with the addition of more classrooms and meeting space. An anonymous donor has offered us a matching grant of $150,000 to begin that work. We ask you to help us match her generous offer so that we can finish 50% of the building and move into our new home debt-free. The Center for Creative Education board will then look at the other half of the building strategically to determine the best way to use the remaining space to further our mission of using art as a teaching tool.
Since our creation in 1994, CCE has been providing arts integrated, after-school programming in schools, churches and community centers. We will continue to do that outreach, serving children from low income areas all over Palm Beach County. But our new building will also give us a place to provide in-house programming, to train teachers and artists in arts integrated education and to create special programs for the community that will further the goals of creative learning. We ask your support as we reach this pivotal point in the Center for Creative Education’s growth!
Please join us for the Community Open House the evening of May 31st or call us for a private tour, (561) 805-9927.