ABOUT COMMUNITY ARTS EXPERIENCE

Community Arts Experience (C.A.E.) 501(c)(3) is an alternative learning and training organization dedicated to the education, well-being and empowerment of underserved communities.

 

C.A.E. nationally serves Western Pennsylvania, Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area, Northeast Ohio, and Western New York residents by providing data-driven and evidence-based programs and services that impact learning and student development, and improve the lives of children, adults, and seniors.

 

Our organizational structure comprises four global service divisions to positively influence the communities we live and work in.

  1. Performing Arts Division

  2. Health & Fitness Division

  3. Media & Technology Division

  4. Education & Development Division

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C.A.E. explore specific models inclusive of civic and community engagement projects, career and technical educational programs of study, entrepreneurship, arts-infused learning activities and family engagement capacity building mandate. These offerings are designed to entice students organically, by creating an attractive, relatable environment through combined family-friendly entertainment and intergenerational technology that is conducive and engaging to both learning and well-being. Monetary and professional incentives are offered through our work study program, scholarships, internal employment opportunities, earned certifications and self-serving personal achievement through the completion of student projects and products.

 

Each C.A.E. branded workshop is built on four dynamic pillars:

 

  • Responsive & Positive Interventions & Supports:

    • Offer a positive and fun-filled professional environment.

      • Foster and maintain resilience through school and community collaborative relationships.

    • Value academic, behavioral, and social-emotional needs.

      • Implement cognitive-behavioral treatment model for teaching appropriate behaviors.

    • Employ data-driven decision making on all levels.

 

  • Holistic Approaches to Learning:

    • Employ combined strategies of arts-infused technical instruction and project-based learning activities to provide unique educational experiences; reflecting the highest standards of both excellence and diversity.

 

  • College Planning and Workforce & Career Development:

    • Focus on college & career exploration activities and experiences.

      • Incorporate multiple pathways to carry young people from elementary school to adulthood through Life and Career Action Plans.

    • 21st Century Skills Development (Adaptability, complex communication skills, non-routine problem solving, self-management, and systems-thinking.)

      • Accelerate students’ ability to develop, apply, respond, interview, search, engage and manage employability essentials for jobs & career opportunities.

 

  • Parent & Family Engagement Mandate:

    • Parent & Student capacity building enrichment activities and support systems.

 

OUR HISTORY

Established in 2008, C.A.E. was created in response to the lack of alternative interactive learning programs and the resulting failing test scores in Northeast Ohio. C.A.E. was one of the first local organizations to recognize why children in underserved communities were impacted the most and the need for alternative curriculum. C.A.E. shares the mission of state mandated education but also aims to encourage youth and develop the skills and knowledge necessary for successful college entry, trade certificate, and entry-level employment by implementing art-infused youth and family-centered learning experiences.

 

C.A.E. initially began offering performing arts (Music, Theatre, and Dance) and business management programming for youth ages 13 through 18; however, after much research to effectively combat chronic absenteeism, behavioral problems, and low course grades, C.A.E. expanded services, programming and reach to impact a wider range of youth, young adult through seniors returning back to work, with the training and skills necessary to be competitive in a technology driven work ecosystem.

 

After several years, our program delivery supported by student performance data, uncovered skills gaps that we are uniquely suited to impact within the populations and an overall combined average increase of 34% in Science, Reading, and Math. Attendance rate increased from 92% to 97%

 

Today, C.A.E. students enjoy several on-demand services delivered in a flexible schedule model, and small group interaction. Experienced and seasoned instructors work with youth and adult learners to create individual learning plans and students have the opportunity to learn how to “learn on-line” in a supportive lab environment where instruction is tailored to individual needs and pace. We also provide the assessment and counseling support needed to make sound educational decisions that are directly tied to sound educational and career development outcomes, their aspirations and vision for their future.

 

Our experience with alternative learning led us to analyze how community professionals could best work together to create a hub of education structure and develop anti-traditional strategies that would best benefit the individuals in dire need of the resources we produce. Over the past decade, C.A.E. began to mobilize community professionals to engage in public action and volunteering to resolve high crime, high truancy, obesity, high school graduate outcomes, and unemployment rates.

 

C.A.E. continues to grow in response to our organizing and outreach efforts.

 

Thanks to the generous support of many in-kind donations and sponsors to help create cooperatives, we are able to identify skill gaps that affect our low income communities. C.A.E. continues to seek strategic partners to support our programs and initiatives; which provide 21st Century learning skills to cultivate entrepreneurial thinking, promote creativity, and effective leadership skills for the future. National Partners receive national recognition and marketing opportunities from C.A.E. including: exposure to high value target audiences, branding, alignment and co-branding, and recognition for supporting innovative, high impact programs that are improving the opportunities and outcomes for youth, their family and communities we live and work in.

 

Our vision is to continue our evolution into a Super Non-Profit with products, services and solutions that cover the entire spectrum of economic development within underserved communities. Through the effective collaboration of public and private partnerships, students will enjoy several on-demand services delivered in a flexible schedule model, and small group interaction to minimize the social and economic barriers that impacts learning, student growth and development.

 

WHO DO WE WORK WITH?

C.A.E. works with businesses, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and other entities with the goal of eliminating barriers that limit engagement and learning, including access to childcare, affordable housing, mental health and substance use support, food accessibility, and more.

 

 

OUR ORGANIZATIONAL GOALS ARE TO:

  • Provide services to a diverse clientele (regardless of race, color, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religion)

  • Respect our clients' beliefs

  • Support our clients' individuality and unique needs

  • Preserve our clients' independence, dignity, and confidentiality

  • Consult with professionals, businesses, and other organizations

  • Design and run effective Assistance Programs (APs)

  • Conduct quality educational programs

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CORPORATE OFFICE 

927 LEE AVE., FARRELL, PA  16121

MAIN TEL: (234) 348.1223

LOCAL: (724) 243.2525   FAX: (509) 356.1866

E-MAIL: INFO@CAEWW.com

PENNSYLVANIA SATELLITE - FARRELL

ROBERT E. CHAVERS COMMUNITY CENTER

221 FEDERAL STREET, FARRELL, PA  16121

TEL: (724) 243.2525  

E-MAIL: CAEofPA@CAEWW.com

 

NE OHIO BRANCH LOCATION

50 PEARL AVE. SE, MASSILLON, OH  44646

TEL: (234) 348.1223  

E-MAIL: CAEofNEOH@CAEWW.com

DMV SATELLITE LOCATION

1101 30th ST. NW, SUITE 100A

WASHINGTON, DC  20007

TEL: (234) 348.1223

E-MAIL: CAEofDMV@CAEWW.com

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