The Aqua String Band is an all volunteer string band, best known for their participation in Philadelphia’s annual Mummers Parade.
Applaud The Youth (ATY) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing literacy development in order to promote higher education among youth between the ages of 8 through 18 years of age.
The organization’s main goals, which embody its core values, are the following:
-to expose and educate youth and adults of Arab and non-Arab heritage to the diversity of Arab culture and other cultural traditions
-to support the development of youth leadership by empowering them with a deeper knowledge of their cultural heritage and history, creating opportunities for greater academic achievement and civic engagement.
-to create a welcoming and inclusive space in West Philadelphia that serves as an administrative and programming space for Al-Bustan and engages with community members in Philadelphia and beyond
Young Children’s Center for the Arts was founded in June, 1996, as a non-profit, full-service day care center. It is located on the grounds of historic Old Swede’s Church, and serves the needs of working families in Queen Village, South Philadelphia, Society Hill, Center City and Northern Liberties (just to name a few!)
“The mission of Young Children’s Center for the Arts is to educate and enrich the lives of infants, toddlers and preschoolers through the creative arts. It is our goal to provide young children of all backgrounds with experiences in Art, Music and Drama for educational, social and emotional development.”
YCCA prides itself on being one of the few area Early Childhood Centers that not only accepts children with disabilities including but embraces the opportunity. We successfully help these children to thrive both within our inclusive school environment and in the outside world.
“Wonderful teachers, fantastic art, music and movement programming and truly dedicated owners. Ycca is truly a unique school. The staff work tirelessly to provide a warm and enriching environment and my boys have grown and blossomed in so many ways.”
EgoPo Classic Theater revitalizes the great classics of theater and literature through adventurous and physically dynamic stagings that re-awaken the essence of the original work. EgoPo emphasizes a highly physical approach to acting and vocal performance, aiming to create visceral theater that compels the attention and imagination of the audience. Through the innovative use of space and theatrical form we create unforgettable theatrical events that envelop audiences. EgoPo curates ambitious themed seasons which take audiences on in-depth theatrical journeys.
The African Cultural Alliance of North America Inc. (ACANA) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ACANA serves African and Caribbean immigrants by providing access to social and legal services, community development programs, health services, organizing African arts and culture events, and an array of many other services.
Rock to the Future provides student-driven music programs in a safe and supportive environment at no cost for Philadelphia youth. We prepare the next generation for every stage.
We envision that all youth in Philadelphia will unlock their fullest potential through the benefits of learning music.
We believe in the power of music to improve lives. We value: collaboration, progression, courage, harmony & rocking out!
The project is the single largest investment in human services in the region, with an investment exceeding $130 million dollars. Designed by MGA Partners Architects, in association with PZS Architects and landscape architects Andropogon Associates, and built by T.N. Ward Company, the 130,000-square foot super community center is situated on 12.4 acres located at the junction of several of North Philadelphia’s most troubled neighborhoods. The center will double the amount of services that The Salvation Army currently provides in Greater Philadelphia and will house an array of programs designed to address the economic, educational, health, recreational and spiritual needs of the communities it will serve.