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.  YAP offers young people ages 9 to 14 free arts and social activities on Monday and Friday afternoons throughout the school year. 

  • summer ART AT THE LIBRARY:

    The Center hosts Art at the Library with Paige Cunningham for children ages 6 through 9.  Each meeting is held once a week at the County library branches in Wildwood Crest (Mondays) and Cape May (Thursdays) from 1:00 to 2:00. The program runs from July 15th through August 8th, 2019.

  • CREATIVITY LAB:

    CCA offers a class for elementary school children that explores creative thinking through movement, visual art, and writing during the school day. Each class has a theme and students will be led through activities in all three disciplines to explore the week’s theme in weekly class sessions. Both independent and group work is used with an emphasis on self-awareness and positive group dynamics. This class is taught by local artist, Penelope Cake.

  • 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.

  • UNDERGROUND RAILROAD TOURS:

Experience Cape May's Role in the Underground Railroad.  Few people know the part that Cape May played in the Underground Railroad. Nor do many know about Harriet Tubman’s presence here in the early 1850s.

  • 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 101.5 FM 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 www.capemayradio.org