Pamela D. Franklin Cultural Center for the Performing Arts

Registered 501(c)3 Arts Organization  Established June 2012


The Pamela D. Franklin Cultural Center for the Performing Arts (PDFCCPA) has set out on a simple mission: “To inspire those we serve utilizing music, dance, theater and creative writing, helping them realize their full potential to become a positive influence in the global community." We believe Arts has the power to transform lives. A well organized a team of competent, committed individuals serve as our Board of Directors. Our dynamic combination of leadership and community involvement is how we fulfill our mission.

Founded in 2012, the Pamela D. Franklin Cultural Center for the Performing Arts is a registered 501(c)3 arts organization inspiring, educating and reinforcing a positive sense of cultural identity and self-worth of those we serve through the world of performing arts: music, dance, theater and creative writing.

Performing arts can teach people how to express themselves effectively, and can also be a tool to promote mutual respect of cultural differences, social justice, and environmental awareness; capture the imagination, stir the conscience and empower those we serve to be a positive influence in the global community.

We provide quality and diverse opportunities for shared artistic experiences. Performers attend master classes, research field tours, lectures and workshops. The tours will serve as a road-map for performers to share their experiences with the community during their Cultural Arts Series. 

The PDFCCPA offers several signature programs such as Camp SOUL™ Performing Arts Boot Camps, the Performing Arts Academy, the Cultural Arts Series, ACTing Your Age™ Theater Workshops for Adults, and semi-annual Poetry Events. 

The PDFCCPA is governed by an all-volunteer group of board members with influence in the corporate, political, social, educational, financial, entertainment and community sectors.

There are many ways to show your support: participating in our programs, helping as a Volunteer, promoting as an Ambassador, gifting as a Donor, or partnering as a Sponsor. We accept gifts of cash, in-kind donations, sponsorship and pledges...all gifts are tax-deductible.

Board of Directors

Pamela D. Franklin

Pamela Stegall
Founder/Executive Director

Nydia Powell-Hicks

Nydia Powell Hicks

T. "Tami" Harrison

T. "Tami" Harrison
Board Ambassador

Janice Pettigrew

Janice Pettigrew
Board Ambassador

Gabrielle Haywood Johnson

Gabrielle Haywood Johnson
Board Ambassador

Lynette Kelley-Carson

Lynette Kelley Carson
Board Ambassador

Master Artist

Michelle Benjamin

Artistic Director


Get In Touch

The Pamela D. Franklin Cultural Center for the Performing Arts is creating a strong foundation of communication and unity that are essential to positive growth. We are genuinely interested in hearing your feedback and we encourage you to engage with us. Reach out any time to request more information, suggest a partnership, or tell us about the positive impact you or someone you know has on your own community. Talk to you soon!

+1 (770) 410 8340

P.O. Box 490151, Atlanta, GA 30349

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