West Park Cultural Center

Rating: 4.93 stars   28 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Job Training, Environment

Location: 5114 Parkside Avenue (mailing address) Philadelphia PA 19131 USA

Mission: The West Park Cultural Center promotes a thriving West Park community by using arts and culture as a central tool in programs that help youth tap their creative and academic potential, and where residents can access the arts, education, and other development/support programs that contribute to their personal development, helping them come together as a strong community.
Results: West Park Cultural Center reaches more than 1,800 children, youth and adults annually through afterschool arts classes, "Arts for Literacy" in the classroom, Camp Ginkgo/Ginkgo Academy, West Park Arts Fest and adult development classes.
Target demographics: children, youth and families
Direct beneficiaries per year: 1,800 children, youth and adults
Geographic areas served: West Philadelphia
Programs: Afterschool ceramics and music, Arts for Literacy during the school day, Camp Ginkgo/Ginkgo Academy, Adult Development, and the annual West Park Arts Fest.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 23-3085376
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Rating: 5 stars  

Incredible number of participants--what a huge endeavor. Gives opportunities for so many people of all ages to perform. Very enjoyable day.

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Rating: 4 stars  

What a treasure!! My daughter was teaching 2nd grade in and elementary school in West Philly. She wanted to provide a summer camp opportunity for a few of her students that had no summer plans. She and I discovered Camp Ginkgo, a summer program offered by West Part Cultural Center. From day one, we were thrilled with the program which is rich in the arts, dance, music, sports, nature and friendship. The staff is talented, caring and eager for the children to grow in all these ways while having a safe summer. I have supported the camp with scholarships and will continue to do so because I believe in what they are doing in the community.

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seeing the happiness of the campers and hearing their gratitude.

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