The J. Austin White Cultural Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit providing year round arts and cultural programs to children in Southeast Arkansas and the surrounding areas. It was founded in 2003 after community meetings demonstrated a strong desire for youth programs in Eudora, Arkansas. In 2007 construction was completed on our current facility on Main Street and we have been operating there ever since.
In 2011, the J. Austin White Cultural Center hired its first full time executive director and developed daily after school programs, a model that continues today. 2011 also saw the creation of our first Arts and Exploration Summer Camp and the beginning of our partnership with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps. The volunteer team provided by AmeriCorps NCCC acted as counselors and instructors for camp, exposing children to enriching and exciting summer activities.
Summer camp has continued ever since and is now one of our most widely celebrated programs. In the past few years we have also expanded our programming to include Karate, Zumba, computer science, theater performances, overnight trips and college visits. We are always looking to add new programs and welcome your feedback and suggestions, so please let us know if you have any ideas.
Thanks to the generosity and support of the Bob White Memorial Foundation and the Charles F. Frueauff Foundation the overwhelming majority of our programs are free, ensuring access to all members of the community.