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 allow our non-profit organization to operate and provide programs to those in our region who desperately need our assistance.


The Charles A Melton Arts & Education Center has some of the most unique & diverse rental spaces in West Chester, PA, all available to host a variety of events.

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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.


Thank you in advance of your full cooperation during these trying times. If you have any questions, please email Renee at rwashington@meltoncenter.org or Ken Winston kennethwinston1@comcast.net.

Please stay safe and well,
Sincerely, Charles A. Melton Arts & Education Center


Church Housing Corp., a faith-based not-for-profit that provides housing and supportive services to people with special needs, families, individuals, and seniors with modest means, has broken ground on The Melton Center Apartments, a 51-unit affordable housing. The property will feature 10 townhomes and a four-story, 41-unit apartment building. The townhomes will include three- and four-bedroom layouts, washer/dryer hookups, ample interior and exterior storage space, attached garages and driveways. 

The apartments will be elevator-serviced and will have a mix of one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom units. Shared amenities will include a community room, library, laundry, management offices, and on-site supportive services. Residents will also have access to the considerable social, educational, and active lifestyle programming available at The Melton Center. The Melton Center Apartments is expected to be completed in 2021. Please direct all questions about housing to the Church Housing Corp.’s website

Latest News

June 2021
19 June 2021

Juneteenth Celebration

In Partnership with West Chester Unit NAACP, Chester County History Center and Charles A. Melton Arts ...

9:00 am - 11:00 am
501 E. Miner Street West Chester PA, 19380
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19 June 2021

West Chester Alliance for Social Justice’s Juneteenth Festival  

3-7 pm  Juneteenth, the day traditionally thought of as the end of slavery in the United States, ...

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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19 June 2021

The Ruby Bridges Story

In partnership with Revival Theatre Company, we are honored to host "The Ruby Bridges Story" on ...

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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