CCAP's work takes many forms. There are programs that support the students, teachers and parents of K-12 Chicago Public Schools through its Community Schools, Project AIM, and TEAM initiatives. CCAP's Urban Missions program creates important collaborations with community-based arts organizations throughout Chicago. The Teaching Artist Development Studio works to build and support the field of teaching artistry, serving new to established artists. Columbia College students and faculty are provided with avenues for real world, experiential learning, thanks to student programming made possible by BigArt and an ever expanding menu of volunteer opportunities. Through all of these programs and initiatives, CCAP helps bring the classroom into the community, as well as the community into the classroom.