The Melton Center

Located In West Chester, PA


The Charles A. Melton Center has established an endowment fund with the Chester County Community Foundation to help secure the financial viability of our organization well into the future. If you would like to contribute to the Melton Center’s long-term future, please consider donating to our endowment using the following link below. Likewise, you can include us in your long-term charitable gift planning in any of the following ways: by remembering us in your Testamentary Will; by designating the Charles A. Melton Center as the public charity beneficiary; by donating stock; or by naming the Charles A. Melton a beneficiary of a charitable remainder annuity or trust. 

Big News at the Melton!

This summer, our young men received their SERV Safe Certification as part of an ARPA grant program under the direction of the 2Fish Community Cafe and the Melton Center.  As part of their training, they spent the summer prepping nutritional meals for several programs, including the New Directions Summer Camp, YWMIC Summer program, and the Synergy Recovery House.   They also learned about Community Gardening from Chef Joel and Chef Kenny.

Some of these young men have graduated high school and are prepping for a career while being trained in comprehensive culinary training program.

Two of the recipients of the John Humanick Family Foundation Scholarship, MOBBY members K’mari Smith (left), attending Albright University, and Jose Ramos (right), attending Delaware Valley University, with the Melton Center Board President Dr. Koreem Bell (Center).  Both K’mari and Jose were presented with their scholarships at Community Day this year. The Melton Center would like to extend a big thank you to the John Humanick Family Foundation.

Featured Event: CommUnity Day 2023

Sunday, August 20th @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Featured Event: Juneteenth Freedom Festival 2023

Monday, June 19th @ 10:00am-6:00pm

Upcoming Events

Saturday Night Basketball

September 30 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Melton Center Pickleball

October 3 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Melton Center Pickleball

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Melton Center Pickleball

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Melton Center Summer League

Summer League Basketball 2023 registration has ended.  Please visit us a meltoncentersports.org for more information regarding the league.

Melton Center Pickleball

Melton Center Pickleball will be available in gymnasium.  Courts will be available Monday – Friday 9am-11am and 11am-1pm.  $5.00 cost per session, cash payment is due at time of play.  For court reservations please download TEAM REACH app and use code MAEC to join the pickleball program and schedule court time. If you’d like to donate to help launch our pickleball program, please click the button below and register for our Founding Partners Program.

Mission Statement

The primary mission of the historic Charles A. Melton Arts and Education Center is to provide civic, arts, recreation, and education (CARE) programs and services to underserved individuals and families in the West Chester area.


We are dedicated to providing the greater West Chester area with a wide variety of educational, recreational, and fun programming.


Donations are the major source of funding that allows us to operate and provide pivotal programs.

Event Spaces

Whether you’re looking for a meeting space or place to host your next celebration, we offer several spaces with plenty of parking!

Latest News

Melton Center Community Day 2022

August 19th, 2022|

The Melton Center will be holding its annual Community Day celebration Sunday, August 21, 2022, starting at 10:00AM until 4:30PM.  This is a wonderful opportunity for members all across West Chester and the surrounding areas

CAMC Announces the Appointment of New Executive Board Members

April 21st, 2022|

Collaboration and partnership to provide programs and resources for the community is strengthened with The Charles A. Melton Arts and Education Center's (CAMC) new Executive Officers. WEST CHESTER, PA -- The Charles A. Melton Arts

We’d Like to Thank Our Generous Donors and Partners

Proud partner of the United Way of Chester County

contact us

Reach out to the Melton Center with any questions about our programs and how we can help.

Event Space

For small, intimate gatherings to well over 300 guests, we are here to help make your visions a reality


Looking to get involved?  The Melton Center is always looking for people to help us helping the community.

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