CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

EXPANDING OUR NEW HOME

Making more room to implement our vision of giving young people deprived of a quality education an opportunity to build a brighter tomorrow.

OUR CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

In November 2021, Center for Creative Education launched a $20 million capital campaign to construct our new campus in West Palm Beach, with Palm Beach residents and prominent philanthropists Irene and Jim Karp serving as honorary campaign chairs. $16.5 million in funding has been raised to date, including donations from Susan and Dom Telesco, the Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation, Dan Catalfumo of Catalfumo Construction, the Conrad Hilton Foundation, the William H. Pitt Foundation, and the Jasteka Foundation.

In August 2022, thanks to the generous support of our donors, CCE opened The Foundations School at the site of the old Lincoln Culinary School in West Palm Beach. We are now looking ahead to Phase Two of our campaign, where we will focus on funding the new Susan and Dom Telesco Arts & Science Center.

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WHERE WE STARTED

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“This is an exciting time for CCE as we embark on a new step forward that will increase our impact in our community and beyond.”
- Robert L. Hamon, CCE president and CEO.

Image Below: Bird's eye view of CCE's new campus, which is centrally located within zip code 33407* west of I-95 and south of the 45th Street corridor.

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Located at 2400 Metrocentre Blvd, West Palm Beach, the new campus houses The Foundations School and headquarters for CCE. The current building offers 12 technologically equipped classrooms, designed to inspire creative thinking and academic success; a 900-square-foot space built specifically for creativity and exploration; a multipurpose cafeteria, as well as an outdoor playground. The Arts and Science Center will be housed in a brand new 22,000 square-foot-building. 

*Did you know?
CCE focuses on serving students within three  zip codes: 33401 (West Palm Beach), 33404 (Riviera Beach), and 33407 (West Palm Beach). These three zip codes are the lowest performing zip codes in Palm Beach County based on risk indicators chosen by the Children Services Council (CSC) Zip Code Report (2017) comparing a range of data across Palm Beach County. These zip codes fail at least 10 of 12 risk indicators used. 33407 fails 11 of 12.

Risk indicators include: Percent of families with children aged 0 to 5 in poverty, percent of children scoring not ready for school, percent of children not on 3rd grade reading level, and high school graduation rates, to name a few.

WHERE WE'RE GOING

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The Susan and Dom Telesco Arts & Science Center will be a 22,000 square-foot building located in the northeastern part of CCE's campus. It will be a community gathering space offering a 200-seat theater, STEM labs, art studios, a Mac Lab, an art gallery, meeting spaces, and more. We are currently in the planning and fundraising phase of this expansion. Read more about Phase Two in our Case For Support.

Will You Help Us Finish What Susan and Dom Started?

Capital Campaign Donors*

  • Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation

  • John and Rena Blades

  • Blue Sea Capital LLC

  • Graham and Kara Davidson

  • Edith R. Dixon

  • Vicki Halmos

  • Bruce and Claudia Helander

  • Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

  • The International Society of Palm Beach

  • Jasteka Foundation

  • Jewish Community Foundation

  • Berton and Sallie Korman Family Foundation

  • Jim and Michele Kukla

  • H. Irwin and Ellen Levy 

  • Deborah Lyeth Master

  • David and Sandra Mack

  • Lynn Maddock

  • Jack and Hawley McAuliffe

  • James and Betsy Meany

  • Brad and Pam Miller

  • Herbert J. and Beverly J. Myers Charitable Foundation

  • William H. and Laura Orlove

  • Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla

  • Patrick and Milly Park

  • Guarini Patrick

  • The William H. Pitt Foundation

  • Quest Contracting LLC

  • Jeffrey and Nancy Smith

  • John and Evelyn Smykla

  • Spina O'Rourke + Partners

  • Split Rock Foundation

  • Ben Starling III

  • Dwayne Taylor

  • Eric Telchin

  • Susan and Dom Telesco

  • Tamara Watkins

  • Ziv Foundation

*as of March 14th, 2023 

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Our Students

Most of our students live in economically and socially challenging circumstances and are considered “at risk” of educational failure. At The Foundations School, we provide these students with a safe space to learn, create, and be themselves. Our arts-integrated approach gives children different avenues for understanding and growth.

Through all our educational services, the Center for Creative Education prepares students for the future by developing their creative thinking and problem-solving skills. Our arts-based projects invite exploration,  team building, and cooperation. These positive learning experiences can change the way that students think about themselves and school.

OUR STUDENTS NEED YOUR SUPPORT

FUND A PROGRAM

Summer Academic Arts Program
The Foundations School

GIVE THE GIFT OF LITERACY

Scholarships for Students
Textbooks and Art Supplies

AFTERSCHOOL TUTORING PROGRAM

Reading Remediation
Grade-Level Reading Materials

CLASSROOM LIBRARIES

Books
Furniture for Reading

Room naming opportunities at CCE's new campus are also available.
Contact Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Chief Advancement Officer for a list of opportunities.
JonathonO@cceflorida.org / (561) 805-9927 x106