Student Testimonials

I have rarely felt so at ease as quickly as I did as a CAFE planner and peer leader last year. CAFE attracts an exceptionally kind, welcoming and interesting group of people, and they broadened my world view and taught me so much every day of my experience. I am now a better person with a stronger support system because of CAFE, and I highly encourage anyone to give it a shot.

Lisa Meehan
Class of 2017
Hometown: Los Gatos, CA
Faith or Philosophical Background: Atheist, but raised in the United Church of Christ

Lisa Meehan

 

CAFE was such a supporting and welcoming community filled with people from all different types of religious, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. I learned a lot from the incoming students and appreciated the comfortable environment and intimate community.

Serena Kassam
Class of 2017
Hometown: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Faith or Philosophical Background: Shi'a Ismaili (Muslim)

 
Serena Kassam

 

My CAFE experience taught me more than I thought there was to learn, and I am immensely grateful to have been part of such a warm, thoughtful, and intelligent community. In addition, my transition back into the school year was so much easier with the support of my peers and incoming students because these friends have fundamentally changed my perspective and stimulated my growth as a person - I'm more uncertain than ever, and more okay with that than ever.

Marina Rakhilin
Class of 2018
Hometown: Newton, MA
Faith or Philosophical Background: Questioning

 
Marina Rakhilin