The Harold Washington Cultural Center presents our 12th Annual Live Theatrical Gala. The gala is a fundraiser used to support general operational and programming cost at HWCC. We are looking to expand creative programming and arts partnerships. We highlight our current programs / shows, and provide a sneak preview to upcoming events. We serve over 25,000 students per year through our field trips, workshops, and teen summits. We take a delegation of students to the Tony Awards each year they also attend Broadway productions in New York. We focus on Live Music, Theatrical Performance, Contemporary Dance, Recording arts, Video Editing, Job training and preparation in other fields of interest through theater methods. Each year we produce a Broadway Bootcamp. Students get to work with performers and tech personnel from top Broadway shows. We have a relationship with After Schools Matters, CPS, Alternative Schools Network. We provide intergenerational programming. We are a safe haven for young people. We are at the center of it all and perfect for cultural link development.