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On February 14, 1978, The People Place was born. It later became known as Metro Arts/Metro Arts of the Capital Region, and continued to use that name for over twenty years until 2000 when the name changed to Jump Street. Jump Street continued the inherited core mission of enriching our regional community by developing artists, audiences, and arts organizations. Jump Street added to that an exciting grassroots component of workforce development, entrepreneurial skill building, and personal development using the arts.

Awards History

2007 – Hosted Governor Edward G. Rendell Celebration of the Arts/ Inaugural
2007 – James Patterson Page Turner Award for and Magazine
2006 – ASCAP+, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers*
2005 – Innovative Program, Central Penn Business Journal
2004 – ASCAP+, American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers*
2004 – Hometown Hero, ABC27 News
2003 – Golden Quill, Int’l Association of Business Communicators
2002 – On With the Show, Bravo Television Network

Jump Street Through the Years

2016 – Simply the Best Festival & Arts Attraction
2013 – Simply the Best Festival & Arts Attraction
2012 – Summ Good Outstanding Achievement Recognition in the Arts*
2011 – PA Historic Preservation Award
2011 – The Nguzo Saba Kwanzaa Award Kuumba (Creativity)*
2011 – Simply the Best Themed Event – Derby Day
2011 – Governor’s Inaugural Family Event
2010 – Dauphin County Library’s Organization of the Year
2010 – Nonprofit Innovation Award in Leadership
2009 – Governor’s Keystone Award for Innovation
2008 – Presenter at the Americans For The Arts National Conference