The Center for Creative Education will host the benefits


Center for Creative Education board member Eric Telchin reads to students at The Foundations School his new book, “The Color Factory.” COURTESY PHOTO / PHOTO BY JACEK

The Center for Creative Education has been a leader in arts education in Palm Beach County for more than 27 years.

But on Saturday, April 9, guests of the CCE’s annual fundraising event, “An Unforgettable Colored Evening,” chaired by supporters Diane and John Sculley, will find a forward-looking organization.

This year’s event is themed around CCE board member Eric Telchin’s children’s book, “The Color Factory,” which tells what happens when workers at the Color Factory make a new color that is not factory approved. CCE believes this narrative reflects its mission to break the mold of education and create exciting new experiences for its students.

“An Unforgettable Colored Evening” will take place on the CCE campus in Northwood Village. It will include colorful decor, vibrant cocktails and energizing entertainment along with past hors d’oeuvres and a seated dinner. Guests will be able to interact with CCE students and see the history of “The Color Factory” reflected in their artwork.

“Everything we do is focused on our mission, and this event is no exception,” President and CEO Robert Hamon said in a statement. “We love bringing out the ‘kid’ in all of us through our events, and we’re honored to have such wonderful leaders and board members like the Sculleys and Eric who believe in our mission and want to support the underserved children of Palm Beach County. . We have planned a fantastic event that connects our vision of the future with a fun and lively theme that is sure to entertain our guests.

The CCE was formed in 1994 as a nonprofit educational association to fight funding for arts education in the Palm Beach County public school system. He began by transforming artists into “teacher” artists who collaborate with teachers in the classroom to demonstrate how creativity and the arts can enhance the learning process for all students. Eventually, the organization began sending teachers to classrooms with the goal of integrating the arts into academic subjects. CCE’s services now include in-house programs, after-school programs and a summer academy, in addition to its latest educational initiative, The Foundations School.

The Foundations School, which launched in January 2021, is an independent elementary school that allows CCE to implement its years of experience integrating the arts into a full-time education for young students. The school is designed to support students living in underserved communities, and no student is turned away for inability to pay.

This will be the last major event on the current CCE campus; in June, the organization will move to its new campus, currently under construction in West Palm Beach. The new campus, which will include a renovated 28,000 square foot building that will welcome students and families in fall 2022 and a new 22,000 square foot building slated to open in 2023, will allow CCE to expand its educational services to The Foundations School and beyond.

Tickets for the spring event are $750 per person and sponsorships are also available. To learn more about “A Colorful Evening to Remember,” CCE’s general programming, or to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Center for Creative Education, a 501(c)(3), contact Vivianne Hall at 561-805 -9927; Ext. 105, or [email protected] ¦


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