Make a Difference

Since its founding in 2001, West Park Cultural Center has been committed to programmatic excellence, as well as ensuring access for children and youth regardless of financial status. In our twenty-two years of serving Philadelphia’s families we have never turned a student down for inability to pay– but we can’t do it without generous contributions like yours.

No matter what you give, your support helps to break financial barriers and allows children and youth to participate in our award-winning programming regardless of their economic situation. Thank you.

How do we spend our money?

It’s important to all of us at West Park to be transparent with our donors and wider community about our how we use our funding. We are deeply committed to stretching every dollar we receive to ensure we can have the maximum impact in our community.

Most Youth Arts Programs are free to attend, but they typically cost our organization about $300 per student to run each program year.

Although the annual enrollment fee for our danceLogic program is $100, the actual cost to run the program is $750 per student.

In budgeting and spending, we prioritize the youth we serve and compensating the local teaching artists and staff that make our vision a reality.

Program Categories & Percent of Budget

What can my donation support?


Provides art supplies for five children attending afterschool visual art


Covers the annual registration fee for one girl in our danceLogic program


Covers one week of Camp Ginkgo for one child


Provides one month of studio time for our danceLogic program

Thank you!

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