Arts, Education & Cultural
After School, Summer Camps, Mentoring and Tudoring, Pre-School, Youth, Teens, Families and Seniors
NIA CENTER PROGRAMS 2004 – 2016
Location: Center for Self-Development (CSD), Shiloh Development Academy, Chester, PA
A series of music development classes for preschoolers were conducted once a week at Shiloh, and at CSD, during the winter and spring and fall 2015 for a total of 19 weeks. Students engaged with exploring different kinds of music, singing songs, signing, musical instruments, creative movement, dance and kids yoga.
Allison DeSalvo, Teaching Artist of “World of Song” & Nia’s Coordinator
Shiloh, Angela Williams, Director & Pastor William Ashford, III.
Ms. Cooki, Director, Center for Self Development
Average number of students is 25.
Location: Chester Apartments, Chester, PA
Sessions are held in Chester Apts. community room 4 days per week during school term. Program focuses on academics and the arts. Nia provides youth interns and Widener tutors. During past term Nia engaged students in art and related cultural presentations, including interactive sessions w/ musicians from Musicopia.
Evoni Story, Social Services Coordinator
Average number of students is 30.
NIA/Trippley Mentoring Program
Location: Shipley School, Bryn Mawr, PA
Children & youth are transported weekly to Shipley campus on Nia’s 16 passenger bus with chaperones & driver. Program focuses on reading comprehension, academics and cultural enrichment. Shipley’s high schoolers assigned for one-on-one mentoring.
During spring session Nia kids gave Power Point presentations.
Sondra Greenberg, Shipley Coordinator
Average number of students 20.
NIA Center’s ART FAIRS
in Association with Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
Community Arts Center/ CEF
Widener University and Widener Partnership Charter School
Location: Widener Partnership Charter School (WPCS)
Nia Center partners with Phila. Cultural Alliance, Community Arts Center (CAC), Widener University and Widener Partnership Charter School (WPCS) to provide art programs throughout school term. Annual Art Fairs are held in spring at WPCS and Crozier Library.
Coordinators: Widener/WPCS, Community Arts Ctr. and Nia’s Delores Freeman-Clybourn
Average number of students is 150+.
Location: The Nia Center, Chester Apts,
Memorial Park, and Salvation Army
Nia coordinated camps throughout the city via CEDA funding with support from Swarthmore College – Lang Center, Community Arts Center, Musicopia. Laborers Local #413, Penn State Extension, Catholic Social Services and City of Chester!
Coordinators: Delores Freeman-Clybourn,
Rachel Winchester, and Evoni Story
Average number of students: 60+
Location: Kolletive Talent Dance Studio
Dance classes held weekly for children & youth. Performances scheduled year round and seasonal recitals showcase participants.
Coordinator: Karla Gray, Founder & Director of Kollective Talent
Average number of students: 20
Location: Park Row & various sites throughout Chester, PA
Residents at various centers participate in making seasonal and general crafts, Chester Pride and Heritage Theatre presentations with Nia Center volunteers and staff.
Coordinator: Delores Freeman-Clybourn,
Average number of residents: Various
Locations: Nia Center, Crozer Library, Chester Apts , Yes Achievement Center, etc.
Special events were also provided at various sites, such as: Chester Pride historical presentations, Black History, Women’s History, Arts Series, Cultural Diversity, seasonal presentations, Kwanzaa, etc.
Average number of students: 600+