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Children’s Art Centre wins award for programs

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On May 2, the Children’s Art Centre received the 2014 Community Arts Collaborative in Visual Arts award from the Arts|Learning, in recognition of their success in and dedication to incorporating arts learning into all facets of education.

Located in the South End, the Children’s Art Centre holds after-school programs throughout the school year. During the summer, the after-school program is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The center’s art programs are popular with the community, offering programs to toddlers, children, teenagers, adults and senior citizens, in keeping with their goal of supporting a life-long appreciation of the arts.

The Arts|Learning, created from the merger of the National Arts and Learning Collaborative and the Massachusetts Alliance for Arts Education, encourages the active engagement of preschool through college students in developing their highest artistic and academic competence. The organization advances policies, practices, programs and partnerships to develop and improve teaching and curriculum development.

In a press release announcing the award, CAC Coordinator Helen Schroeder said: “Through these partnerships, we have gained a greater understanding of the needs of the families in our community and schools, and the effort it will take to ensure that every child has access to quality art education that will lead to their greater success in life.”