Cultural Awareness for Everyone (CAFE) was established to recognize and to celebrate the differences within the Nightingale community. CAFE was not founded as an affinity or support group. Our mission is to educate the Nightingale community as well as to create a forum for discussion of contemporary issues of equity and justice including, but not limited to, topics of gender, race, religion, and socioeconomic status. We strive to accomplish this charge through weekly meetings where we discuss these issues as they appear within and outside of the Nightingale community. Each year CAFE hosts several in-house events and encourages community involvement with groups outside of school.


One of our most popular events of the year—CAFE Cultural Night—is coming up on February 21, and we need your help to make it a success. Please consider bringing a favorite dish that is representative of your family heritage for our international potluck dinner; we are in need of appetizers, entrees, and desserts, and we welcome homemade dishes as well as those you purchase from your favorite store or restaurant. We are also looking for donations of beverages such as soda, water, or wine. Please click here to download the food donation form. To submit the completed form, please return it to the front desk or, if you prefer, take a photo of it with your phone (or scan it) and e-mail it to For your convenience, disposable baking pans will be available for pick-up at the front desk beginning Monday, February 10. Dishes may be brought to the schoolhouse beginning Thursday, February 20. If you have any questions, please e-mail We look forward to celebrating our community's diverse heritage!

To view photos from Cultural Night 2012, click here.

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