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Our Community Partners

Mixed Magic Theatre
Providence Children’s Museum
Southside Cultural Center
Westerly Library
YWCA Rhode Island

Schools Participation - 2018

Bishop McVinney School
Broad Rock Middle School
Claiborne Pell Elementary
Delsesto Middle School
Dr. Martin Luther King School
(EBCAP) East Bay Community Action Program
Fishing Cove Elementary
Fort Barton Elementary
Frank E. Thompson Middle School
Frenchtown Elementary
George Hanaford Elementary
Gilbert Stuart Middle School
Hopkins Hill School
International Charter School
James Eldredge Elementary
Meadow Brook Farms
Meeting Street School
Mount Pleasant High School
Ocean State Montessori School
Nathaneal Greene Middle School
Peace Dale Elementary
Pell Annex at John F Kennedy
Providence College
Rockwell School
Roger Williams Middle School
Stadium School

The Learning Community
(UCAP) Urban Collaborative Acceleration Program
Wakefield Hills Elementary School
West Kingston Elementary



  • Providence Community Libraries

    Mount Pleasant


Len Cabral,is an internationally acclaimed storyteller who has been enchanting audiences with his storytelling performances at schools, libraries, museums and festivals since 1976. A great grandson of a Cape Verdean whaler whose grandparents immigrated to America from the islands off the coast of West Africa, Len’s strong Cape Verdean ancestry comes alive in his exuberant retelling of African, Cape Verdean, and Caribbean folktales as well as original stories and tales from around the world.



Rochel Garner Coleman, actor, singer, storyteller, has been performing since he was 9 years old. He travels nationally and internationally sharing stories of Black historical legends such as Nat Love and Cool Papa Bell in shows developed using the research to performance method



Valerie Tutson,has been telling stories in schools, churches, libraries, festivals and conferences since 1991. She draws her stories from around the world with an emphasis on African traditions. Her repertoire includes stories and songs she learned in her travels to South Africa, her experiences in West Africa, stories from African American history. In addition, she is gaining quite a reputation for her exciting retelling of age-old Bible stories.




V. Raffini, a self-made artist, actress, and teacher from the South Side of Providence has long been committed to the community, teaching Black History, and theatre, telling stories and nurturing the spiritual and creative abilities of youth


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Ramona Bass Kolobe, "The Watermelon Lady", is a "story wheeler." Miss Ramona brings her traditions of storytelling from her Jamaican and Native American ancestry together with her formal education to create works that open up the treasury of healing and understanding. Watermelon is a fruit of peace, friendship and sharing good times - all around the world!