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ABOUT US

The Cultural Academy for Excellence (CAFE) is a 501©3 non profit corporation located in Prince George’s County, Maryland. CAFE began in 1996 with a grant from the Kaiser Permanente Building Hope Foundation. Founder and Executive Director Lorna Green together with the Board of Directors, committed professionals, parents and community leaders lend their expertise to keep CAFE’s program innovative and creative.

The Saturday Academy and After School Academy projects are designed for all youths regardless of race, color, class, creed or nationality between 6 and 18 years of age.
After school program

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

CAFE After School Academy (CASA) offers an exciting program for youth ages 6-14, and provides the opportunity to realize their creative potential and to expand their artistic success into both academic and social achievement.

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Music Enrichment

MUSIC ENRICHMENT

CAFE’s Music Component is more than just an award winning Steel Orchestra. Students participate in a range of classes including Music Theory, Ear Training, Sight-Reading, and practical studies in technique, repertoire and improvisation.

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Saturday program

SATURDAY PROGRAM

Our program provides engaging and differentiated instruction using multi-sensory techniques and materials that strengthen language arts and mathematics foundational skills; fostering confidence and achievement.

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Positive Vibrations Youth Steel Orchestra

CAFE’s steel pan program is considered to be one of the most comprehensive percussion programs on the east coast. The highly acclaimed, award winning “Positive Vibrations Youth Steel Orchestra” has performed nationally and internationally. This young group of musicians under the leadership of highly qualified and talented instructors and musicians are known for their excellence in musicianship on every level.

 

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The Band In Action

 

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WANT TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT?

CAFE depends on our valued supporters and volunteers to maintain its high level of commitment to our students. We invite our parents, alumni, and community members to support our program and students through volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Any donations of all amounts are welcome and are greatly appreciated, whether it is a one-time gift, a monthly contribution or a donation in a friend or family member’s name.

Thank you for your support.

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