Netzkraft Movement

Cross Cultural Collaborative, Inc. (CCC,Inc.)

45 Auburn Street
02446 Brookline, MA
United States

Contact person: Ellie Schimelman

+1 617-277-0482


  • Educational policy/project
  • Overnight facilities
  • Volunteers are welcome.

About us

Cross Cultural Collaborative, Inc. is a non-profit educational organization, founded in 2001, that promotes cultural exchange and understanding. Our programs emphasize multigenerational and multicultural collaborations encouraging participants to find rewards in different forms of creativity. We bring artists from different cultures together in a supportive environment where they can get to know each other through the language of art. At the core of our program is the belief that interaction between African and non-African artists enriches the creativity of both groups.

Our vision is to place people from different life experiences in an environment where they can exchange ideas and find universal connections.

Aba House is a guest house and cultural center where workshops and other activities sponsored by CCC,Inc. take place. The cultural centre in a suburb of Accra, Ghana is a research center and meeting place for exhibits, community based art workshops, performances, conferences, classes and other venues that relate to cultural awareness and appreciation.

We offer workshops in indigenous African crafts, culturally relevant tours, volunteer opportunities.

• Puppet making
• African textile workshop
• Independent Study workshop: opportunity to meet Ghanaians on a personal level
• Story collecting project
• Housepainting
• Ceramic workshop

Ellie Schimelman is president and clerk of the Cross Cultural Collaborative, Inc..

For other net participants we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.

Our cultural center and guest house.
One of our workshops (ceramics).
A local artist working at Aba House.