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Community Arts Center receives grant from PPL for Educational Series

The Community Arts Center received a $5,000 grant from the PPL Foundation. These funds will go to support the 2020-2021 Educational Series. The Community Arts Center’s Educational Series is a first step in enhancing the quality of life in the community, a first step in laying a strong foundation for the appreciation of the arts.

Studies show that an arts education improves communication skills, increases empathy in the student population and is linked to cognitive growth, reading ability, creative thinking skills, overall engagement in school and increased graduation rates.

The Educational Series primarily serves nine school districts in two counties, Lycoming and Sullivan. The school districts include Williamsport, South Williamsport, East Lycoming, Montoursville, Jersey Shore, Muncy, Sullivan, Loyalsock and Montgomery. All grades, K-12, from these districts are invited to attend professional live performances designated for each grade level.

“Exposure through the Educational Series opens the CAC to entire families and fosters familiarity and love for the arts in future families to come,” said Chuck Still, executive director.

The Community Arts Center’s primary focus is to bring great entertainment to Williamsport through the support of our community. Many young people do not have the opportunity to experience the arts, making the series an essential education program beyond the classroom.

The PPL Foundation awards annual grants through a competitive application and review process. For more information about the programs offered by the Community Arts Center, visit caclive.com.

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