Sealholder Profile: Class Acts Arts

We are pleased to bring you this Sealholder Profile, written by Standards for Excellence intern Tammy McCubbin. Tammy is presently working towards a Master of Science degree in Human Services Administration from University of Baltimore, Coppin State University.

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Class Acts Arts is a nonprofit arts-outreach organization that brings interactive performances, workshops and residencies to local communities. Their programs represent a broad range of artistic disciplines and cultural traditions. Class Acts Arts works with youth, children, and families throughout the Maryland, District of Columbia, and Northern Virginia regions, with goals to strengthen education, stimulate creative self-expression, and inspire a fresh view of the world.

The organization brings a scope of activities into the community to inspire a global world view. Class Acts Arts enhances art education in schools and communities with interactive programs that meet curriculum standards through the arts, and provide unique opportunities for cross-cultural learning. Class Acts Art also works with underserved populations through such programs as Project Youth ArtReach, which promotes positive youth development by providing juvenile offenders in detention, corrections, and probation settings with arts programs taught by master artists.

Executive Director, James E. Modrick, noted about their accomplishment “Receiving the Standards for Excellence is a very proud moment for the Class Acts Arts Board of Directors. Even with an executive transition in the midst of the application process, the Standards kept our focus on the governance and fiscal oversight of the organization. We continue to see improvement in our operations and the board as a result of this process.”

For more information about the Class Acts Arts, please visit their website at www.classactsarts.org. Class Acts Arts is located at 700 Roeder Road in Silver Spring, MD.

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