Signature Program Initiatives

OUR VOICES

Our Voices is a NEW media arts program that provides state-of-the-art technology and professional instruction to create a youth-led, youth-hosted, weekly YouTube broadcast focusing on the areas of Animation, Spoken Word, Drama & Playwriting, Graphic Art, and Audio/Visual Production. In addition, youth will participate in workshops on Business Management, Health & Wellness, Dance, and Music.

Our Voices is for students 12 to 18 years of age, residing in specific areas of Wilmington and New Castle County. The program will create an outlet for expression, creation, and inclusion; employment opportunities; awareness of new career and higher education options; paid internships; mentoring and networking opportunities; and an expanded knowledge of technology and skill sets required to create a variety of arts and media platforms.

To launch Our Voices, Christina Cultural Arts Center Inc. has partnered with the Delaware College of Art and Design, Culture Restoration Project, We Mean Business, Divine Purpose Entertainment, and Jam 24/7 Productions to provide hands-on instruction.

Each age-appropriate class will consist of no more than 13 students. Program registration is open now to students within the 19801, 19802, 19805, and 19720 zip codes. Classes will run June 7 through September 3, 2021.

Scan the QR code below for a print application or register online here: https://forms.gle/rpc1dFEmetkdpK5A6

S.E.R.V.I.C.E.

S.E.R.V.I.C.E (Social Emotional Response to the Vast Inequities Caused by Epidemics), is a free community mental health resource underwritten by a generous grant from The DuPont Company.

In this program, families and individuals can connect with a network of licensed professional therapists, whose specialties range from family, child and individual counseling to trauma, anxiety and depression. Cost of the visits is completely covered by CCAC, and all information is kept confidential.

S.E.R.V.I.C.E. resources are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Those interested can choose from a pre-approved list of therapists and receive a free one-hour Zoom counseling session. The program is open to families, single mothers and fathers, couples, teens, youth (with parental permission) and anyone else who would benefit. Multiple sessions may be permitted until all funding has been exhausted. To access these benefits, community members can directly call the therapist of choice from CCAC’s pre-approved list and identify as a S.E.R.V.I.C.E. program participant.

LEARN ABOUT OUR NEW FREE S.E.R.V.I.C.E. MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM

HEART UNDER THE HOODIE

This youth violence prevention program utilizes Urban Improv - an evidence-based, interactive school drama curriculum. Art, emotional literacy and yoga/mindfulness are designed to impact three outcomes: aggressive and externalizing behaviors; pro-social behavior and self-control; academic focus and school engagement. Sevety-five youth, ages 10-15, are enrolled in weekly residencies during the school day in four high-needs urban schools. An additional 50 youth attend after-school programs at Christina and Reeds Refuge Performing Arts Center. Students participate in a 4-day weekly schedule of creative activities of their choice in music, dance or visual art. This program is funded through the Delaware Criminal Justice Council by the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families, Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health.

Enrollment NOW OPEN for "HeArt Under the Hoodie" Youth Violence Prevention After School Program.

Click here to download an application!