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EPACENTER prioritizes East Palo Alto residents and families in need. We provide equitable access to classes and internships in many creative fields. 

EPACENTER is an economic justice organization. All of our classes are pay what you can. No one is turned away for lack of funds. Please let us know if you need financial assistance.  If you need financial assistance or help registering, reach out to or call 650- 313-2626.

Our Winter and Spring 2024 Programs will be in session from January 2024 – May 2024.

For students ages 6-13, please note that we will host two season sessions. Session 1 will take place for nine weeks from January 16 – March 23. Session 2 will take place for nine weeks from March 25 to May 25. Classes are on weekdays after school and on Saturdays. Registration opens on November 16th 2023 at 7pm.

Saturday and Dance Team participants will celebrate the growth of their talent and artistic accomplishments at a Spring 2023 Showcase on May 18th.

How do I register? After the registration links are live, you may register online or in person at EPACENTER Tuesdays to Fridays from 12-6:30 pm. 

How do I pay the supply fee? If you pay in person, we accept exact cash only. Otherwise, our preferred payment method is by debit or credit card online.

What is your refund and credit policy? For a full refund, you can cancel your enrollment up until the first day of class.  EPACENTER does not issue refunds for classes after the first day of class begins. Within the first two weeks of classes, parents can request a credit for any class they want to cancel.  After two weeks, no credits will be given back if a student wants to quit a class.

Our Model

EPACENTER practices Creative Youth Development (CYD) as its approach to youth engagement. By combining project-based learning opportunities and development skills, CYD amplifies youth success in adolescence and into adulthood. Research has shown that young people in CYD programs experience increased self-esteem, a sense of belonging, and support youth as they are active agents of their own change.

Our Key Program Areas

  • Arts Education: Builds students’ creative thinking skills through high-quality classes, workshops, studio sessions, and boot camps in every art form.
  • Interdisciplinary Instruction: Builds students’ ability to apply their creative skills along with the core subjects of science, technology, engineering, math, and environmentalism (E-STEAM).
  • Workforce Development: Builds students’ economic resilience through workforce development programs in: sectors that fuel the creative economy; entrepreneurial programs that help them launch creative enterprises; and apprenticeships with professionals in their field on productions, festivals, public performances, and commissioned art projects.
  • Therapy & Mental Health: Builds socio-emotional resilience in youth through art therapy, music therapy, and drama therapy programs.