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The Calvary Center for Culture and Community (CCCC)

S. 48th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19143



Sky Coleman


​​The Calvary Center for Culture and Community (CCCC) is part of the active community housed in the landmark 1906 Calvary United Methodist Church building at 48th & Baltimore Avenue in West Philadelphia. The Calvary Building, congregation, and Center serve over 5,000 community members yearly, acting as the “town hall” for one of the nation’s most vibrant and diverse communities.

The Calvary Building is home to the local community association, refugee groups, twelve step programs, the historic preservation society, art and cultural activities, peace and social justice organizations, educational classes, and several religious congregations, including Calvary United Methodist Church, Kol Tzedek Synagogue, Grace Chapel Pentecostal Church, and West Philadelphia Mennonite Fellowship.

Once a beacon for all of West Philadelphia, the church building fell into serious disrepair over the past three decades. To keep the doors, open to all members of the community, and to continue supporting the many social and cultural programs taking place here, CCCC is raising $2 million to restore the Calvary church building. Its mission is to:

*Nurture and support efforts to improve the quality of urban life
* Encourage creative and performing arts that enrich the community
​* Preserve, restore and renew the historic Calvary Church building



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