ABOUT COMMUNITY ARTS EXPERIENCE

“The vision for C.A.E. is to expand our social model beyond organic growth by replicating services and global solutions that cover the entire spectrum of economic and social development to transform culture.”

 

- B.J. Pleasant, Co-Founder & CEO

Community Arts Experience (C.A.E.) 501(c)(3) charitable organization is designed to empower individuals and communities to transform culture.

 

C.A.E. provides an arts-infused alternative learning and training system that delivers evidence-based programs and services to positively influence moral behavior for children (ages 7-17), their families, and their communities.

 

C.A.E.’s organizational structure comprises four global service divisions designed to influence society for the common good:

  1. Performing Arts Division

  2. Health & Fitness Division

  3. Media & Technology Division

  4. Education & Development Division

CAE Worldwide Divisions

C.A.E. explores specific models inclusive of civic and community engagement projects, career and technical education programs of study, entrepreneurship, arts-infused learning activities, and family engagement capacity building. These offerings are designed to entice students organically by creating an attractive, relatable environment through combined family-friendly entertainment and intergenerational technology conducive to learning and well-being.  

 

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 a 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 needed an alternative learning curriculum. C.A.E. shares the mission of state-mandated education and aims to encourage youth and develop the skills and knowledge necessary for successful college entry, trade certificate, entrepreneurship, 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 their reach to impact a broader range of services to children age seven through seniors 55 and older, with the training and skills necessary to compete 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. The attendance rate increased from 92% to 97%

 

Our experience with alternative learning led us to analyze how community professionals could best work together to create a significant education hub to develop anti-traditional strategies that would best benefit the individuals in dire need of the resources we provide. Over the past decade, C.A.E. developed a coalition-based approach to mobilize community professionals to engage in public action and volunteering to resolve high crime, high unemployment rates, high drop-out rates, chronic disease, mental health, and substance use disorders.

 

Today, C.A.E. students enjoy several arts-infused online and on-demand services delivered in a flexible schedule and small group interaction. Experienced and seasoned instructors work with youth and adult learners to create individual learning plans tailored to individual needs and pace. C.A.E. also provides the assessment and counseling support needed to make sound educational decisions directly tied to academic and career development outcomes to produce economic, cultural, and social change.

WHO DO WE WORK WITH?

C.A.E. works with businesses, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and other entities to eliminate barriers that limit engagement and learning, including access to childcare, transportation, affordable housing, mental health and substance misuse support services, 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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CONTACT US

CORPORATE OFFICE 

927 LEE AVE., LOWER LEVEL

FARRELL, PA  16121

MAIN TEL: (724) 243.2525

FAX: (509) 356.1866

E-MAIL: INFO@CAEWW.com

 

PENNSYLVANIA SATELLITE - FARRELL

ROBERT E. CHAVERS COMMUNITY CENTER

221 FEDERAL STREET, LOWER LEVEL

FARRELL, PA  16121

LOCAL TEL: (724) 243.2525  

E-MAIL: CAEofPA@CAEWW.com

 

NE OHIO BRANCH LOCATION

50 PEARL AVE. SE, MASSILLON, OH  44646

LOCAL TEL: (234) 348.1223

E-MAIL: CAEofNEOH@CAEWW.com

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