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 

501 E Miner Street

West Chester PA 19382

PH: 610.692.9290



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2020 Melton Center Newsletter

The 2020 Melton Center Newsletter

Please take a moment to read about what we've done, what we do, and what we're planning in the 2020 Melton Center Newsletter!

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Melton Center 100th Anniversary Celebration

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The 2019 Melton Center Gala

Thanks to everyone who helped make the 2019 Melton Center Gala a huge success!

New Directions

New Directions is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year for:



*The New Directions Program is an academic skill building and recreational program for 1st through 5th grade students from the West Chester Area.

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Dr. Leslie Pinckney Hill

In 1917. Dr. Leslie Pinckney Hill, President of Cheyney State Teacher’s College (presently, Cheyney University), envisioned a community-based institution that helps address the unmet needs of citizens who were traditionally marginalized by and disenfranchised from society on account of their economic status, gender, or race.


The guiding principle of Dr. Hill’s visionary idea was to foster and promote a greater understanding among and cooperation between all citizens through education. On August 2, 1918, Dr. Hill’s vision became a reality with the official adoption of the West Chester Community Center’s articles of incorporation Center. In 1934, the “Center Committee” broke ground in the heart of the Borough of West Chester. A brand new building was constructed at 501 E. Miner Street.

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501 E Miner Street

West Chester, PA 19382