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MESSAGE FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Happy holiday greetings, Happy Kwanzaa, and universal salutations from the hallowed and echoing halls of Christina Cultural Arts Center, where we are empowering underserved communities through arts education. As we briskly ascend towards another holiday season, CCAC remains a sparkling example of how gifts can transcend lives.

Propelled by the tenants of knowledge, hope, passion, and inspiration, we continue to reach milestones that are underscored by increasing enrollment, high academic achievement by our scholars and interns, a committed and multi-talented staff, and dreams that stretch wider than the history that precedes us. Fresh off a remarkable ‘Carols in Color’ performance by the Eleone Dance Company before a near-capacity audience at the Grand Opera House, followed by our annual holiday show, our students and stakeholders are enjoying quality programming while witnessing spectacular talents. We thrive on nurturing this talent to share with the world, strengthening our local and regional communities’ experience with the arts. 

Our ECEAA scholars are on an aggressive track to be kindergarten-ready and 3rd-grade readers; while our HeArt Under the Hoodie students is continuing to couple Urban Improv techniques with strategies to overcome everyday vices in their schools and communities. 100% of our FECIP Interns are on schedule to graduate in 2023 and at least one of them has secured a full college scholarship worth over $164,000.00. That is ACHIEVEMENT!! All of our interns are looking forward to their HBCU college tour this coming spring, underwritten by generous supporters like you.

This holiday season, CCAC remains joyful!! Full of faith, hope, and excitement. As the year comes to a fleeting end, despite our many remarkable achievements, we fully understand the challenges and work that lies ahead. It is our wish that CCAC still aligns with your giving strategy to close out 2022. In just three short weeks, we have ascended to 52% of our $50,000.00 annual appeal goal. Without loyal supporters like you, these and similar goals could not be achieved. We need your gift to get us over the top.

Please join us and support the hopes of our young talented scholars as they continue to be encouraged by our village of stakeholders who share in their successes and undeniably embrace their dreams. Have the most splendid of holidays and the most rewarding New Year!!

James “Ray” Rhodes, Executive Director
Christina Cultural Arts Center

As we continue to navigate the many health and social challenges associated with COVID-19, our number-one priority is the health and safety of ALL who enter our facility. Without healthy supporters, our mission is severely compromised. In that regard, Christina Cultural Arts Center still mandates ALL staff, parents, students, and visitors wear masks while in our facility. Wearing a mask provides a level of protection that assists in preventing the spread of any possible disease. In addition to this policy, we are still requiring staff to be tested bi-weekly for COVID.

Please direct any questions or concerns to my attention at 302.652.0101.

Be safe, be well!

James "Ray" Rhodes, Executive Director


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This organization is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.