WCL Education (formerly LiveConnections) uses music to spark passion, boost learning, and connect participants to their own communities and the broader world. Our programs feature world-class artists representing diverse music traditions and help participants develop 21st-century skills such as creativity, collaboration and communication.

“Who of these students will walk (or skip, or dance) out of a Bridge Session with a new awareness in herself of a skill, a passion previously dormant. Whose spark will light?”
—Yumi Kendall, cello

Our signature Bridge Sessions at World Cafe Live blend live performance with hands-on participation, allowing groups from schools or human service organizations to experience the joy and power of music.

“[This project] shows what the children of Pennsylvania can achieve when they are given the power to be innovators, artists, musicians and thinkers.”
—State Rep. Tonyelle Cook-Artis

Our in-depth school and community programs, developed in collaboration with Philadelphia public schools and human service organizations, provide ongoing opportunities for youth to participate in percussion, storytelling, songwriting and music production.


is now WCL Education

In 2019, we combined with our long-time partner World Cafe Live to become a single nonprofit organization.

We're proud to continue all of our programs under our new name and logo.

World Cafe Live logo