About Green Street Arts Center and PIMMS
Our building at 51 Green Street opened its doors in 2005.
Seven years later, the Project to Increase Mastery of Mathematics and Science (PIMMS) joined the Green Street Arts Center. Each program brings its own strengths to Green Street. Together, we are creating a new space to bring art, math, and science to the community.
The collaborative spirit of Wesleyan University, the City of Middletown, and the North End Action Team helped create the Green Street Arts Center. Being located in Middletown’s historic North End allowed the Center to become a beacon of change for the community and a gathering place for people from all walks of life to come together through art. Since opening, more than 20,000 people have experienced Green Street’s programs in the visual, performing, and media arts.
The Project to Increase Mastery of Mathematics (PIMM) began in 1979 as a joint effort of a diverse group of volunteers from education, business, government, and industry to foster increased understanding and appreciation of mathematics by CT high school graduates. Robert A. Rosenbaum, the University Professor of Mathematics and the Sciences, led the way. First, we analyzed the status of mathematics education in CT and developed plans for its improvement. In 1983, the organization broadened its scope and became the Project to Increase Mastery of Mathematics and Science (PIMMS) and, at the same time, began the PIMMS Fellowship Programs.