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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts Education

Mission: To provide access to opportunities that utilize art as a tool to improve quality of life

Geographic areas served: Greater Norristown area

Community Stories

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the most fulfilling, live changing experience working at ACPPA. I found this organization through a work-study program at my college and have been working there for 5 months. From the start, I have learned to appreciate the hard work that is put into making an non-profit organization be successful. ACPPA resembles the love I had for dancing as a child, however, the economic instability at home didn't allow me to continue perusing dance classes. ACPPA is able to provide amazing dance, art, yoga classes at affordable prices to families that need them. I have become a better person working at ACPPA and have been inspired to pursue a career in helping families in need. I wish that everyone knew how GREAT this organization is.

9

Client Served

Rating: 5

My children have attended the Summer Arts program at ACPPA over the past two summers and we could not be more excited for this year's program. We first found the program when seeking a reasonably priced summer program for our children. But there is simply no comparison for what this camp teaches our children. All children from 3 years of age and up are exposed to the full gambit of arts and culture. They study music and dance, visual arts and art history, they even do yoga! My kids love the claymation class and the super cool music video they created last year. Last year ACPPA also offered an extended day program that not only gave them more opportunities to do art and dance, but they also did lots of fun "campy" types of things like baking projects and crafts. They even brought in a wading pool and a moonbounce! At the end of it all, they put together this great show for the parents with costumes and props. Its just amazing!

14

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter has been taking dance and art classes with this organization since they began in the director's basement! It has been such an amazing experience to be a part of the growth of an organization that is providing a much needed service to our community. The families served by this organization are truly blessed and walk away with so much more than just an education in art or dance, they learn life skills that help to lift them from the many challenges they face.

7

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter is currently taking a dance class at the ACPPA and we love it! Her teacher is caring and fun. I'm excited to have my children involved in their other art programs as they get older. ACPPA is doing great things in the Norristown community!

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

My children and I have been taking classes for 3 years. We started when ACPPA was renting space from the library and a local church. They have seen such growth and advancement. They offer my children a place to express themselves in the arts. We have taken classes in ballet, drawing, clay, mommy and me, yoga and sewing. We participate in all the added activities as well such as Parents night out, fundraisers, camps, etc. My children enjoy going to class at ACPPA.

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

ACPPA is a wonderful organization that is fully committed to the underserved community where we live. It offers children, teens, and adults the opportunity to explore various art forms that many in our community would otherwise not be able to experience. ACPPA makes art accessible, affordable, and exciting.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with ACPPA in a variety of capacities and have seen the power and change that can come from dynamic community organizations. ACPPA is committed to serving the families and individuals in its community without limits. The staff, families and volunteers are dynamic and passionate. ACPPA truly has the energy and the dedication to improve life and bring new exploration and excitement to our community.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have seen ACPPA get stronger and help so many kids over the past year. Even though I don't have children of my own yet, I love to encourage small start-ups like this, especially in an area that needs the help.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

My whole family has benefited from being apart of the family that is ACPPA. My oldest daughter started taking art classes over 3 years ago and we aven't stopped taking classes since. I love that my children have a place to freely express their artistic side through dance and art, but also a safe place in our community where they can connect with the caring teachers and bond with a diverse group of kids. We take classes weekly, go to the Parents Nights Out, go to the community events and even take adult classes. I can honestly say I don't know what I'd do without the ACPPA.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

ACPPA has enriched my family's life beyond measure since we discovered the center 2 years ago. My four children and I have participated in a variety of classes, workshops, and events there, including drawing, clay, Storybook art, ballet, spraypainting, "Open Studio," yoga, sewing, mural painting, birthday parties, seasonal festivals and fundraisers, and summer arts camp. Each experience has been an opportunity for personal exploration and free [removed]not cookie-cutter formula crafts). We have all been welcomed as unique individuals and encouraged to grow and thrive as artists and as part of our local community. Because I have appreciated the way ACPPA has enriched my family, I have also served as a volunteer in the past year, and have found that to be tremendously fulfilling and enriching as well!