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Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education ("Casita Maria"), headquartered in the South Bronx, was established in 1934 by Claire and Elizabeth Sullivan as the first charitable organization to serve Latinos in New York City. Operating from a five-room tenement apartment in East Harlem, the Sullivan sisters, public school teachers who were also relatives of TV personality Ed Sullivan, had a primary mission to offer after school enrichment and recreational activities for the children of newly arrived families from Puerto Rico.
At Casita Maria, young people from grades K-12 are encouraged to become leaders and find their voices through art. No matter what form the art takes, we encourage program participants to explore their interests, and challenge them to express themselves. More than 1,000 students come through our doors each day to learn, explore and develop their talents, and establish a lifelong love of the arts.
Program participants attend Casita Maria programming for three hours each day, five days per week and on thirteen school holidays during the school year. For seven weeks during the summer break, the smART Kids Summer Camp introduces K-8th grade campers to cultural, educational and recreational activities that are designed to stimulate, engage, entertain and reinforce learning. For information about education programs, contact the Education Office (718) 589-2230 ext. 6054
928 Simpson St.
Bronx, NY 10459
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Learn more online at: https://www.casitamaria.org/