Cultural Awareness for Everyone

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.


CAFE Cultural Night

Every year, CAFE hosts Cultural Night, a celebratory evening for the entire Nightingale community honoring the myriad experiences, voices, and cultures that exist within the blue doors. Through presentations, interactive activities, and discussions for all ages, the event promotes deeper engagement in cultural exploration and provides a space for meaningful cultural exchange. Capping off this celebration of the diversity within our community is the beloved Cultural Night potluck dinner, which features dishes from various regions across the globe donated by Nightingale families. If you have any questions about this event or anything CAFE related, please e-mail cafe@nightingale.org.