CCC/African Community of Arts Educators(AfriCOAE) (Brookline, MA)


  • Name:Bartholomew Nkurumeh
  • Title:General Secretary

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:CCC/African Community of Arts Educators(AfriCOAE)
  • Address:
    Brookline, MA 02446-6328
    Accra, Ghana
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:617-277-0482
  • Main fax:801-912-3830

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • Cross Cultural Collaborative, Inc. is a non-profit educational organization that promotes cultural exchange and understanding. Our programs emphasize multigenerational and multicultural collaborations encouraging participants to find rewards in different forms of creativity. Our vision is to place people from different life experiences in an environment where they can exchange ideas and find universal.

  • History:
  • History: CCC, Inc. was given non-profit status on Jan.14, 2002, but the officers have been working with artists and craftspeople in Ghana for over 25 years. We have invited numerous artists, scholars and volunteers from all over the world to Ghana to work in schools and on collaborative projects that range from mosaic walls to documentary films. We now have our own cultural center where workshops are held. These workshops put Africans and non-Africans together to work on cultural exchange. We find that by bringing people to live and work at CCC, Inc. we break down stereotypical thinking. Our participants form lasting friendships and come to appreciate not only other cultures, but their own as well. Visitors have an opportunity to be immersed in a spiritual culture grounded in tradition where art is part of everyday life

  • Year established:2002
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:5
  • Advisory board size:5
  • Staff size:3

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • ELLIE SCHIMELMAN, president and clerk; KOBINA DOUGHAN, Treasurer; DAVID LOCKE, professor of music at Tufts University; JOHN WILSON, retired art professor from Boston University; and BEN KWAO ADIAPAH, Ministry of Education, Accra, Ghana

  • Executive Director / President:
  • ELLIE SCHIMELMAN- Cross Cultural Collaborative, Inc (USA)

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Co-Directors of Aba House in Ghana: ELLIE SCHIMELMAN, and BEN KWAO ADIAPAH
    and numerous non-permanent facilitators and volunteers


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:Operating
  • Tax ID:31-1767173

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:311767173
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Organization Address:45 AUBURN ST
  • Organization City:BROOKLINE
  • Organization State:MA
  • Organization Zip:02446-6328
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:January, 2002
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general publicĀ 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:02 (990 - Required to file Form 990-N - Income less than $25,000 per year)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:S20
  • Asset Amount:$84,997
  • Asset Code:3 ($25,000 - $99,999)
  • Income Amount:$26,855
  • Income Code:3 ($25,000 - $99,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$26,855
  • Last Updated:2/22/2018 2:44:02 pm

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