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 of providing educational, recreational, cultural and civic services.
MELTON CENTER NEWS & EVENTS
Become a SPONSOR of the 2020 Melton Center Summer Basketball League!!
Help out your local community by supporting this fantastic youth program now entering its 10th season. Your $325 contribution will help give West Chester area youths a positive summer experience while providing your company with excellent local exposure.
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.
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.