Mission Statement

The Mission of the historic Charles A Melton Arts and Education Center is to contribute to the quality of life for all people of the greater West Chester community by continuing its long commitment to providing educational, recreational, cultural and civic services.



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 Rentals

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

The Charles A. Melton Arts & Education Center is hosting its 5th annual fundraising gala scheduled for Saturday, November 13, 2021, at 7pm.

For 103 years, the Melton Center has provided necessary and enriching programming and services to the surrounding community. Our offerings range from our ongoing youth development programs that provide tutoring, mentoring, and enrichment for K-8 students from low-income backgrounds to our Basketball Program that supports the physical education and well-being of students and adults in the West Chester, Downingtown, and Coatesville communities.

Every year, our community comes together for an evening of celebration, recognition, and fellowship. Our unGala will be a virtual celebration with entertainment, community awards, speakers, and more. Event proceeds go directly to sustain and grow the Melton Center’s youth and adult community programs. As we know, the impacts of the ongoing pandemic have underlined the direct needs of the individuals the Melton Center directly supports.

We'd Like to Thank Our Generous Donors and Partners

Proud partner of the United Way of Chester County
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Community Health Screenings and Dinner

HEALTH SCREENING AND EDUCATION • Blood pressure, weight, body mass index (BMI). • Screening results will be reviewed ...

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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