Summer is here and there is a lot happening at Centro. We've kicked off our summer camp and have some exciting things scheduled for the kids. In addition to our arts and cultural programming, we will also be taking trips to local parks, stepping up our soccer skills with local coaches, and learning about nutrition and how to cook with help from the Health Promotion Council.
SALSA TONIGHT FOR A BETTER TOMORROW
Centro Nueva Creación Winter Celebration
Philadelphia, PA (January 3, 2017): Centro Nueva Creación will kick off the new year by hosting its annual Winter Celebration, honoring the power of arts and culture to build self-esteem and resilience in young people.
The Centro Nueva Creación Winter Celebration will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017, above the Philadelphia skyline on the 42nd floor of the BNY Mellon Center in Center City. The evening will include live music, salsa dancing, drinks, catered hors d’oeuvres, as well as a silent auction.
All funds raised from the evening will support Centro Nueva Creación’s primary programs, including the flagship photography program, “The Goodlands®,” the afterschool program, and summer camp. Centro Nueva Creación serves elementary school students from one of Philadelphia’s most depressed and dangerous neighborhoods. Parents in this community rely on Centro Nueva Creación as a safe haven for their children, a resource that aids their children in educational success, and an environment of creativity and encouragement that fosters their children’s social and emotional growth.
"The funds raised from the Winter Celebration are critical for Centro Nueva Creación to continue to provide and evolve its dynamic programs for the Fairhill community. One of the most important aspects about these programs is the confidence that is instilled in these children as they discover themselves through their engagement with arts and culture. It’s events like these that allow us to reach more children in new and creative ways while we continue our mission and promote such a strong grassroots organization and cultural cornerstone of the Fairhill community.” says Dan Berger, Board President at Centro Nueva Creación.
Sponsorship opportunities and tickets are still available. Visit www.goodlands.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ABOUT CENTRO NUEVA CREACION
Centro Nueva Creación is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in 1995 with a mission to promote resiliency in young people through educational enrichment and engagement with the arts and Latino cultures. For more than 20 years, Centro Nueva Creación has been helping young people in the North Philadelphia community of Fairhill succeed both in and out of school.
Students learn the skills of photography and the power of framing their own world along with it. This summer, University of the Arts students volunteered with Centro to help students focus on the positive aspects of their neighborhood through photography. Although the neighborhood has a history of violence sustained by drug sales and poverty, photography utilizes children’s inherent strengths to contribute to the positive development of themselves and their community. Photography provides opportunities for Centro students to find their voice and creatively express themselves through the arts.
This beautiful video graciously produced by Dana Horrell offers a peek into the Fairhill community and the work of Centro.
Deepest thanks to the US Forest Services for sponsoring a field trip for Centro students to the Silas Little Experimental Forest in the NJ Pinelands! Centro students were given the opportunity to escape the city for a day and explore science and nature hands-on in the NJ forest!
Students create earth mobiles as they learn about the planet, the environment, and how they can make a difference!
Centro has a unique after-school program for many reasons. One of those reasons is the incredible project-based learning (PBL) activities designed by Centro's dedicated and creative staff. Learn more about Centro's PBLs in our April blog post (A Better World - Learning through PBL).
Thanks to the amazing The Fulbright Program volunteers for helping Centro Nueva Creacion clear out the lot for our new community garden last month! And thanks to Kevin Spitta for sharing these photos!
A Centro student showed the Mayor some moves at yesterday's PhillyRising Service Summit at Cramp Elementary School! The Service Summit brought together a mix of City and external partners in a technology-enabled setting to provide services to community members on the spot. Cramp also unveiled their brand new playground with a ribbon cutting celebration!