Category: The Center

Summer Basketball Cancellation

We have reviewed the CDC, state, and local guidelines during COVID-19, and we have made the difficult decision to cancel our summer basketball league for 2020. We know how much the community looks forward to the summer league, and we are disappointed about missing this year of the league. However, the health and safety of our students, families, and community are always our first priority. We look forward to coming back in Summer 2021 with a stronger program than ever.

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COVID-19 Melton Center Updates

As we go through these difficult times, we first want to express our sincere wishes that you and yours are in the best of health, and remain so. To stay compliant with the newest CDC and Local mandates, all Melton Center events are postponed until further notice. We will resume business as soon as it is safe and hopefully our temporary postponement along with most other businesses will have successfully reduced the spread of the virus to a manageable level.

We ask for your patience, understanding and support while we get through this as a community. We are a small business/Non-Profit directly affected by this current situation and we are doing our best to make it through this difficult time. We promise you will be the first to know when we have an update. In the meantime, our offices will be closed until further notice with limited administrative capacity. We very much look forward to seeing everyone when this is over!

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

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Welcome, Jamie Atkins!

Jamie Atkins grew up in West Chester and graduated from West Chester East High School. She went on to college at the University of Delaware and graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University, earning master’s degrees in education and psychology.

She worked in Philadelphia for ten years at an education non-profit and as a classroom teacher, where she developed a passion and commitment to education and social justice. She is excited to have the opportunity to support students in her hometown of West Chester as part of the team at the Charles A. Melton Center.

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Affordable Housing Updates

Plans for the Charles A. Melton Arts and Education Center to build about 50 affordable workforce development housing units along Market Street, Miner and Worthington streets have been approved. Church Housing of Phoenixville and NRP LLC are also involved in construction expected to cost $15.4 million.

The grant from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency has approved and ground-breaking at the 2.5 acre site to the east of the current building is scheduled to take place in the spring of 2020.

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In the News: West Chester’s Charles A. Melton center has finished mural

A crumbling wall at the front of the Charles A. Melton Arts and Education Center has a new life after a mural depicting the center’s past and future was finished earlier this week.

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