In its first year, the Yorklyn StoryTelling Festival reached over 2000 students and teachers at no cost to them. It is an invitation to literacy and to share stories across age groups, and cultural and socio-economic lines.
When we invite students to the room of learning through their actual gifts and intelligences…music, art, spatial reasoning, kinesthetic, math, and language, it builds a fire in their hearts because they know they are good at that.
Of those 5,985 will be Hispanic and 3,234 will be black.
Education is the key to social and economic equity. We leverage funding and resources to create and strengthen projects that are sustainable and beneficial to communities, schools, organizations, and individuals.
Social equity is grounded in the ideals of justice and fairness. We have proven summer program models to help prepare children for success by creating tracks to different schools and futures.
Social capital is a key component in any economic equity solution. Social and economic equity are goals we advocate for in school districts, community centers, churches, institutions and leadership.
Help change the future of the future generation!
The Cab Calloway Foundation was formed in 1995 after Cab Calloway’s death. Under the direction of Lena Horne, Executive Chair, Nuffie MacNeal Calloway, President, and Cabella Calloway Langsam, CEO, the Cab Calloway Foundation began its mission by becoming a 501 (c) (3) in 2001 in order to benefit both the legacy of Cab and educational programs, communities and institutions. The members of the Cab Calloway Foundation believe the path to lifelong learning begins with an invitation to curiosity through the individual gifts, intelligences, and interests of children. We seek to build self-esteem and confidence by expanding the definitions of intelligence to also include musical, visual, kinesthetic, and ethical gifts. Our mission is to include all the kinds of intelligence and literacy, in addition to math and language.
The Cab Calloway Foundation has proven summer and after school program models both to help prepare and inspire children and to create tracks to different schools and futures. We help students, teachers, schools, and communities build opportunities for future innovation, sustainability and cultural impact. We help initiate, fund, and advocate for many different projects and organizations in its 25-year history led by its fundamental dedication to the concept that education is the key to social and economic equity.
The Cab Calloway Foundation worked with the Cab Calloway School of the Arts in Wilmington, Delaware in to create and support a piano program, a strings program, a summer program that has strong scholarship and financial aid packages, create a welcoming and dynamic lobby with a baby grand piano and images of Cab Calloway as well as images throughout the halls of the school. In 2013, Cab Calloway’s artifacts and archives were a seminal donation to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. After several years of archiving and cataloging, Cab’s tuxedo and baton are currently on display as well as many other artifacts, at the single most important repository of African American history and culture in the world. The Cab Calloway Foundation is currently extending its reach to universities, schools, and community organizations, and cultural institutions in many states and Cuba by advocating for, and sponsoring, programs that benefit children, the arts, and the legacy of Cab Calloway.
The legacy of Nuffie MacNeal and Cab Calloway is to elevate, energize, and activate projects related to creativity and innovation in education to change trajectories and create future tracks to success for children.