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West Park Cultural Center

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Computers & Technology
  • Education & Literacy


4021 Parkside AvenuePhiladelphia, PA 19104 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The West Park Cultural and Opportunity 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.


During the school year West Park Cultural Center provides afterschool programming for children and youth as well as adult development programs in the evenings.YAP (Youth Arts Programs) include ceramics, music composition, hip hop dance, and multi-media arts. Homeowrk help and tutoring is also available. Out-of-school time programs also include our Camp Ginkgo and Ginkgo Academy in the summer at the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center.

Adult programs include GED classes, individual and small group tutoring, and computer classes.

In 2008 we presented the first annual West Park Arts Festival at the School of the Future with performances, visaul arts and crafts, animals from the zoo, chess tournaments - something for all ages.

Volunteers with special interests and skills such as quilting, knitting, poetry, etc. have the opportunity to create and facilitate new workshops for children and/or adults. We are also looking for volunteers to help our administrative staff with database entry, mailings, fundraising, marketing, etc.


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