Bringing learning to life through the arts!
The Center for Creative Education is an educational nonprofit that was created more than 20 years ago to strengthen the presence of the arts in the classrooms of Palm Beach County, Florida. Today, our Teaching Artists work with thousands of children in schools and in after-school programs throughout the County, as well as at our Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.
The children we serve
A majority of the students we work with live in economically and socially challenging circumstances and are considered “at risk” of educational failure. The arts-based programs we provide are a very powerful way to improve these students’ chances of success; both academically and personally. CCE also works with advanced students who benefit from the opportunity to delve deeply into subjects through the arts and develop their creative thinking and problem solving skills.
For all children, working together on these art-based projects encourages exploration, inventiveness, team building and cooperation, and changes the way they think about themselves and about school.
What happens at our Center
At our Center, in the Northwood Village section of West Palm Beach, we provide arts instruction for children and adults, we host art shows in our Gallery and serve as a base for many community activities. It’s also home to our administrative offices.
Much of our in-house programming is targeted at people who would not otherwise be able to afford exposure to the arts or arts-based education. Classes are open to all.