Broadway In Bronzeville

Harold Washington Cultural Center


Education of Excellence
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;; 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.

Core Values

Leadership We value humble, trusting leadership and believe it fosters dedication to our mission. Lead as you wish to be led. Provide patience, attention, encouragement, respect, fair standards, compelling goals and honest feedback, whether you are the leader or the led.

We service the community and each other, operate with a generosity of spirit, and have fun in the process of creating together. We maximize our collective impact on the community; we inspire, challenge, and support each other to be our best.

Commitment Code 

We strive to perform the best plays and provide the best programming, be accountable, work as a team, continuously learn and perfect the craft, service to the community, and communicate effectively.

Integrity Creed

We will be ethically unyielding, honest, and inspire trust by saying what we mean, matching our behaviors to our words and taking responsibility for our actions.