About Us

Congress Heights Arts and Culture Center (CHACC), was established to explore arts and culture of people of the African Diaspora (descendants of people from Africa), specifically, communities of African Americans, residing East of the Anacostia River.  CHACC’s purpose is to develop and expand cultural and artistic opportunities for residents, beginning in Ward 8 and expanding to Ward 7.  One of the most urgent needs and highest priorities of CHACC is to weave children and youth into the fabric of the economic revitalization occurring in communities in Wards 7 and 8.


Our Mission

CHACC’s mission is to expose, inspire and educate both  youth and adults to the rich arts and cultural opportunities in Wards 7 and 8, from a historical and modern day prospective. The center is a catalyst in igniting creativity, balance, and economic prosperity, east of the Anacostia River.

CHACC, a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization, was established under the Internal Revenue Code of the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) on May 30, 2012.