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Northwest Roanoke is a community teeming with energy, talent and resources. Its rich history and cultural fervor impact the identity of the entire Roanoke Valley. It is in this setting that the Cultural Arts for Excellence (CAFE) center was established as a means of strengthening the educational and community integrity that already exists in this great neighborhood.

 

CAFE Kids after school program presents a unique opportunity to enrich a student’s academic achievement in a way that is fun and engaging. CAFE capitalizes on this through a strategic design that incorporates the arts as a fundamental approach to academic remediation. Students participate in workshops that serve to nurture drama, music, dance, and poetry skills while enhancing performance on the Virginia Standards of Learning. This synchronization of fun and education serves to “edutain” (educate and entertain) students, increasing academic competency as well as social and life skills in a challenging and engaging environment.

OUR HISTORY

TUTORING AND MENTORING

CAFE is a 501(c) (3) community center  located in Northwest Roanoke that provides facilities, programs and services that nurtures, inspires and challenges  middle school students through the provision of meaningful out-of-school enrichment programs that promote academic achievement through the creative arts; builds capacity for lifelong learning and enhanced quality of life and public well-being through free and fee based classes for youths and adults, and a place for positive social interaction.

 

CAFE celebrated its grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration on Saturday, May 22, 2010 following Kingdom Life Ministries International’s purchase and renovation of the old Reid and Russell Florist building in support of its commitment to improving the quality of life for families and youths residing in Northwest Roanoke.

 

CAFE Kids has had a successful five years positively impacting the lives of middle school students.

Cultural Arts for Excellence (CAFE) after school presents a unique opportunity to enrich a student’s academic achievement in a way that is fun and engaging. CAFE capitalizes on this through a strategic design that incorporates the arts as a fundamental approach to academic remediation.

2016 BIG LICK SOUP WINNER

CAFE was the winner of the Spring 2016 Big Lick SOUP (Supporting Outstanding Urban Projects) event. The micro-grant event saw had over 250 participants raising $2,720. These funds will be used to take CAFE Kids to a steel drum competition in the Tidewater area in April.

The First 5 Years

CULTURAL ARTS FOR EXCELLENCE

1707 Cove Road, NW

Roanoke, VA 24017

(540) 206-2078

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