The Ellington-White Community Development Corporation
Mission: Promoting the Arts, Culture and Civic Engagement.
We generate and support high quality diverse cultural experiences in all of the arts and arts-related disciplines.
VISION: Our programs acknowledge and incorporate the diverse cultural climate of the area and its shared values, traditions, history, and artistic legacies.
OUR WORK: Cultural diversity within the arts is as important to us as diversity among cultures . . . and respecting the uniqueness within cultural creativity.
PURPOSE: A gateway to the arts for everyone to enter, learn and enjoy creativity, from the novice to the expert through community development.
In 2007, The Ellington-White CDC, celebrated ten years of cultural arts programs, concerts, art exhibitions, dance concerts and other activities for more than 15,500 adults and 9,800 young people and special needs individuals in Detroit, Michigan.
After relocating operations in 2008 to Fayetteville, North Carolina we began limited programming with collaborations that included Fayetteville State University and CommuniCare, Inc. For the past seven years we have provided high quality after-school arts education to special needs youth, taught by professional artists and art educators at a variety of locations. We partner with community agencies to provide arts services to the community.
Our endeavors also provide specialized information to artists and others who then become engaged experts of sorts in community development and collaborative community building, using the arts as that catalyst.
• To ensure access and development of artistic experiences for everyone
• To promote investing in the Arts as Economic Development
• Publicly champion the importance of the Arts in everyday life.
• Expand Public/Private Partnerships Between Schools, the
Community and Arts Organizations
• Create an Artist Corps of Professionals
• Present After-school and Community Based Arts Programs
Our programs benefit the residents of Fayetteville, Fort Bragg military base and communities of Hope Mills, Spring Lake, and Raeford, North Carolina.