Our mission is to harness the creative potential of individuals through education to inspire artistic and cultural expression in such a way that we help foster positive relationships across neighborhood lines.
The activities presented by CWCMC have a unifying effect on the community, as residents from neighboring communities build healthy relationships sharing common interests.
Our vision is to see an on-going improvement in the economic, intellectual and social condition of the Westside communities within and nearby Chicago through education and training in the arts.
We strive to stimulate the personal and educational growth of the young people in our arts programs so their full potential is within reach. A very important benefit is their newfound sense of purpose, which enables them to make positive life choices.
Provide the highest quality artistic instruction
Provide students with a rich set of skills to apply towards life-long learning
Stimulate personal and educational growth through artistic and cultural expression
Provide an environment that supports healthy interactions among students, staff and instructors
Promote (foster) an intellectually curious supportive and creative learning environment
Provide an environment open to all groups regardless of race, class, culture, age, gender, and religion
Use the arts to promote entrepreneurship and foster community development
Produce students who are committed to social responsibility and community empowerment