OUR PROGRAMS

  • YOUTH ARTS PROGRAM: 

    The Youth Arts Program (YAP) is a community-based program providing arts education for youth during out-of-school hours.  Weekend YAP offers young people ages 10 to 14 free arts and social activities on Friday afternoons and Saturday evenings throughout the school year.  YAP in the Summer is a weekly workshop series offered in Cape May and Lower Township from June to mid-August. 

  • COMMUNITY HISTORY PROGRAM

    The Center’s Community History Program (CHP) documents the history of Cape Island’s long-established African-American community.  CHP has also created the John and Janet Nash African American History Archive and has produced twenty exhibits on different aspects of the African American experience in Cape May.

  • FRANKLIN STREET SCHOOL PRESERVATION:

    The Center’s Community History Program began as an effort to preserve the Franklin Street School, a former segregated African-American elementary school in Cape May.  The effort led to the school’s designation as a N.J. African American Historic Site.  CCA is now restoring the school for use as a community cultural center and as a site for a permanent exhibit of the contributions of African Americans to Cape May’s rich history. 

  • WCFA 101.5 FM

    WCFA is Cape May's community radio station, featuring music, talk, sports, and local affairs programs, all produced and hosted by volunteers. WCFA broadcasts at 101.5 FM and streams at wcfa-lp.org.