Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.

Fine Arts & Music Academy

The Fine Arts & Music Academy is designed to expose and educate youth to the art forms of dance, performance arts, literary arts, visual arts, and music. It is comprised of students with the desire to perform and unlock their creative potential through the world of the arts.

BRIDGES After School Program

The "BRIDGES" After School Program provides a safe and nurturing environment, while offering tutoring and homework assistance in math, reading, science and other academic areas. Students also receive computer education and participate in recreational activities. The goal is to teach students to strive to high academic achievement, develop cultural awareness, and enhance personal and social skills.

Camp Harambee

Camp Harambee is an 8 week youth summer day camp which provides educational, cultural, recreational, and creative activities for youth ages 5-14. The goal of Camp Harambee is to encourage family bonding, improve literacy, and expose campers to service learning. CCIS is accepted and campers enjoy Field Trips, Arts & Crafts, Swimming, Character Development, and Breakfast, Lunch & Snack. MORE INFORMATION

2024 Calendar of Events


Program Forms
Herbert and Lula Hortman Scholarship Fund Youth Programs Registration Form
Parent Survey

Site Coordinator

Volunteer Application

Contact Info
Mt. Ararat Community Activity Center
745 North Negley Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 441-1852