Help ACPPA Community Art Center Continue Assisting the Community

ACPPA Community Art Center on Haws Avenue in Norristown, that has been invaluable to the town’s youth, is facing financial challenges.

ACPPA Community Art Center on Haws Avenue in Norristown has been invaluable to the town’s youth and their development into people who really care about their community. But now it is facing financial challenges, writes Katie Bambi Kohler for The Times Herald.

The Center opened nine years ago with the aim of using the arts and creativity to help young people see a positive future and acquire the tools they need for the future.

It serves more than 3,000 kids each year through its programs such as studio arts classes in visual arts, dance, music, and drama. The students range from 4 to 14 years old and are a mix of African-American, Caucasian, and Latino representing the diverse makeup of Norristown’s population.

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“We’ve had challenges with our cash flow,” said Executive Director Michael Roberson Reid. “We traditionally have had balanced budgets and budget surpluses, but the money doesn’t necessarily come in evenly throughout the fourth quarters of the year.”

Anyone interested in helping ACPPA keep the center running can make a donation by contacting Michael Reid, 506 Haws Avenue, Norristown, PA 19401 or by visiting the website at

Read more about the center’s issues at The Times Herald by clicking here.

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