We will educate the youth to expect the best from themselves, remove obstacles, inspire and support others, embrace heritage, and pursue success.
Off the Streets and On the Stage/screen
is our intergenerational program that works with residents to train them on liv professional theater performance, audience development, and hospitality. We believe in a theatrical style of therapy as grief counseling to provide an opportunity to exhale on the stage. Our apprentice program pays minor stipends for a life time of training. The program resets every 15 weeks.
The Harold Washington Cultural Center (HWCC), a 501(c) 3 a non-profit organization located in Chicago, Illinois and is creative home for local artists Endure Dance; GoSityEnt.com; M.A.D.D. Rhythm International Tap Ensemble and Broadway in Bronzeville.
Over 25,000 youth participate in HWCC programs annually. HWCC has a 1,000 seat theater, video editing lab, a full service recording studio, computer lab, 2 story cascading atrium/exhibition hall, and a museum. The Harold Washington Cultural Center’s mission is to preserve and protect African American Culture. HWCC utilizes performing and media arts to deter at risk behavior in youth. HWCC partners with community based organizations as well as national and internationally recognized historical arts institutions in content and audience development.