Support music education for Philly youth with a donation to our Music Futures Campaign today – now every contribution up to $15,000 will be matched dollar for dollar!

Support Music Futures: Amplifying Philly’s young voices through music education
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Support Music Futures: Amplifying Philly’s young voices through music education

April 1, 2024

There is an indescribable energy in the venue during a Bridge Session at World Cafe Live. On a Tuesday morning in what would otherwise be a dark empty room, an electricity is generated that reverberates throughout the building when over 130 high schoolers join Arthur Thomas & The Funkitorium in celebrating “Voices of Protest” and the history and impact of funk music. The connection between artists and students in those moments is enough to draw you in regardless of your busy schedule, as you are instantly reminded of the unifying power of live music.

Providing free, unique musical opportunities for Philadelphia youth is what World Cafe Live is all about. Throughout the school year, we reach over 4,500 students with our music education programs, both in schools and at our venue, led by an incredible roster of local teaching artists.

In the past, WCL supported these programs with our annual Kids Count Campaign. We have refreshed this spring fundraiser to highlight our commitment to inspiring the next generation of artists. So today, we ask you to join us by advancing Music Futures.

We need to raise $60,000 by May 31st for our education programs. Every dollar donated during this campaign will go directly towards enriching opportunities for Philadelphia youth.

Will you make an impact for Philadelphia public school students with a contribution to our Music Futures Campaign?

Thank you for making your gift today to ensure more futures are filled with music as a bridge to new possibilities.

With gratitude,
Paralee Knight Chair, Board of Directors
Hal Real Founder & CEO
Kerri Park COO