Brookline Community Center for the Arts, Inc. (DBA Cambridge Community Center for the Arts (CCCA); AKA BCCA), is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) public charitable organization. Tax ID number: 05-0548309


Our Goal

BCCA (CCCA in Cambridge) works to establish and manage new arts facilities and integrated programs for the common goal of bringing education and opportunities in the arts to communities nationally.

How We Help

This provides positive options to inner city children and adults who get to learn how to use their abilities and cultivate their talents through music, film-making, acting, world dance forms, martial arts, fitness, visual arts, technology, and science.

Our Focus

Our main focus is to present opportunities for talented students to interact, learn, and be inspired by established artists as their mentors, in order to achieve their full artistic, intellectual, social, cultural, and physical potential.

Our Collaborative Outreach & Mentoring Endeavors

An ongoing collaboration with community outreach organizations extends our ability to make a difference in the community by providing young people safe places to learn and grow. Through guidance and positive reinforcement, we support their needs to rise above challenges by utilizing creative outlets to express themselves in productive ways.

A Multifaceted Engagement Model

The art centers offer education, practice and performance facilities, instructor training and new teaching opportunities for artists and students. We host community events and provide performance opportunities for emerging talents to showcase their progress and collaborate with established artists as role models.

How We Extend Our Operations & Reach

Through the use of multimedia, telecommunication, and Internet technology, we promote the pursuit of thriving careers and contribute to the creation of an extended network of artists and institutions in all different social and economic communities locally, nationally, and internationally.

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Enrich the Community
Enrich the community by preserving, sharing, increasing awareness, expanding, and promoting the diverse cultural heritage of the community members of Boston and its surroundings, outreaching to create and renew ties with the extended communities around the world, while providing a home for local art endeavors.
Provide A Safe Arts Environment
Provide a welcoming, safe, and secure environment for arts educators and students, and for people in general, to share cultures, become more confident with their own identities, and explore new and foreign art forms.
Serve People of All Ages & Abilities
Expand and better the artistic, community, and educational scene, and promote the well being of people of all ages and abilities through the use and integration of moving, visual, and musical creative arts, theatre and film, and the combination of folk and ethnic, recreational, and artistic forms of expression.
Teach and Nurture
Teach music, musical composition, and computer-based music sequencing to at-risk youth. Through consistent and focused mentorship and lessons, programs foster an environment conducive to the development of valuable skills, individual and group identity, and a sense of self-efficacy.
Discover & Cultivate Inner-Voices
Program participants become engaged with music and music-making, which not only detracts from time spent engaging in risky behaviors, but gives them a venue to discover and use their own “genuine voices.”
Educate and Empower Talents
Educate and empower aspiring talent and entrepreneurs by providing them with the information and tools necessary to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.
Train Children in the Arts
Provide children training and performance opportunities, while giving each child the capability to apply the techniques learned to enrich their daily lives. Recognize student achievements by providing them opportunities to perform and record with acclaimed artists, as part of the “Share Our Stage,” “Creative Kids,” and “StarsOutreach” programs.
Create An Environment for Self-Expression
Provide fully furnished facilities for community events, recreational activities, rehearsals, and recitals. Establish a friendly, stable, comfortable, non-competitive environment, which enables everyone to join in, share, and express his or her creativity. Provide modern audio, visual, and computerized systems to enhance and extend the traditional studio environment, making it accessible to a wider range of clients and educators.
Expand the Reach of Arts & Education
Provide a network of professional and marketing services, educational tools and customized workshops, to empower both aspiring and experienced arts educators. Help promote, plan, and provide logistical support for fundraising events by other organizations that benefit educational, artistic, and social programming. Create a network of artists around the world whose interaction is facilitated by video conferencing and live cable, satellite, and Internet broadcasts.
There’s Something for Everyone!
We welcome people all the ages, abilities, & backgrounds, to partake in classes, workshops, cultural events, and rehearsals, by our talented and diverse faculty members! Looking forward to seeing you!
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Creating A Home for the Arts!

Public Support from Students, Faculty, Partners, & Businesses
All Testimonials
Andrea Windhausen
Community Manager, BioMed Realty (BMR)
… BCCA established and has been managing the CCCA arts facility since January, 2020 to help artists that were displaced by facility closures… BCCA provides professional management with an emphasis on facilitating an enjoyable experience…
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Alan Toda-Ambaras
Co-Founder & Board Member, Eureka Ensemble
… This fall, as a result of the pandemic, many of our larger, orchestral programs had been put on hold. Thanks to our partnership with the CCCA at Canal District Kendall, however, we were able to not only continue putting up performances but also…
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Juliette Cusick (Johara)
BCCA & CCCA Faculty Member
… Our shared interests and common belief is that artists of diverse backgrounds can come together to manifest a shared vision… Dan supported my personal vision to represent and garner more respect for Middle Eastern dance…
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Margaux Skalecki
BCCA & CCCA Faculty Member
… I am writing to you with 100 percent support for the Cambridge Community Center for the Arts (CCCA) to receive 100 percent of the funds you can offer. I have known Dan since 2003 because I was actually the first teacher hired…
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Jessica Liggero
CCCA Faculty Member
… CCCA really feels like a home for the creative community. A place where people from all different backgrounds can come together to learn, move, and explore. Dan even orchestrated a photoshoot and video interviews for all of the instructors…
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Laurie Rothstein
Executive Director, Cambridge Volunteer Clearinghouse (CVC)
My nonprofit serves as a citywide volunteer connector for Cambridge. I first met Dan as a member of the Cambridge Nonprofit Coalition (CNC). We volunteered for a CNC working group that addressed financial support during the early days of the pandemic…
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Theodora Skeadas
Executive Director, Cambridge Local First (CLF)
… Cambridge Community Center for the Arts is a wonderful member of our community. Their Executive Director, Dan Yonah Marshall, regularly attends our community conversations, offers support to and ideas for our other members, and works enthusiastically…
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Julie Washburn
LICSW, Program Manager, Brookline Senior Center
… The Senior Center has a well-established relationship with BCCA, Dan Marshall, and the entire “You and Broadway!” team as they have historically performed semi-annual concerts at the Senior Center…
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Howard D. Jordan (Snyder)
Co-Producer & MC, You & Broadway!
… Our all-volunteer produced group… has evolved over the years and has seen many great musicians, singers, and dancers participate. My father and the show’s founder, Paul Jordan (Saul Snyder), spent nights singing at piano bars for years…
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Zoya & Ary Rotman
I would like to state that since the BCCA has opened it has changed our lives…
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Hava Yaseen
The Brookline Community Center for the Art, a.k.a. BCCA, was not only a center for art, but also a center for love…
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Laura R. Stupin
Since I have been at the BCCA, my love for dance has increased, and I am so thankful that I found a truly wonderful studio…
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There are many ways to contribute…
Let’s unite the world
through arts & culture!
Your tax-deductible contributions strengthen the foundation and ensure the future of our cultural organization, the artists and community members we serve, and the quality arts programming we provide.

Alex Ambila Head Shot at Faculty, Staff, & Volunteers Shoot on 3/3/2020 at the CCCA - Photo by Dan Marshall
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