LEGACY 166 is a nonprofit 501(C) 3 charitable organization established in 2007. Our goal is to reduce generational poverty through exposure to the arts, culture, educational opportunities, and community collaborations. Programs are held at area schools and community centers and range from art, photography, and reading to dance and theatre production.
LEGACY 166 also has affiliate organizations-Steppin’ Out, and Imani Theatre Company, which assists in our mission by providing quality news and entertainment and resources affecting our communities.
"Legacy 166 is a nonprofit dedicated to creating an inspiration for the arts for children and adults of all ages in Mobile, AL. The founder and director, Greg Cyprian, has a passion for bringing an awareness and experience of the arts to families. His enthusiasm is infectious and inspirational." - Sher Graham
Legacy 166 Literacy Program
Reading literacy is vital to reducing the effects of intergenerational poverty. Empower children in underserved communities by providing a culture of reading and solid literacy-based education.The Children's Reading and Theatre Series presents plays from leading children's theatre companies across the country to pre-kindergarten to third-grade students. Each child receives books after each performance. The intention is to spark their imaginations through the combination of reading and theatre that will enhance their literary experiences. If we succeed in building their confidence and excitement through reading, it will impact their lives by laying the cornerstone to a prosperous learning-based future, an elementary program that can have a significant impact on a young life.
The Legacy 166 After-School program is designed to expose children to the arts discipline that they want to participate in. Participants have the opportunity to choose between dance, theatre, art and photography. There are two sessions presented in the fall and spring, six weeks each, two times per week for a total of twenty-four classes. The cost per student is $1 per class with all other fees/cost paid by Legacy 166. The program will be presented in five schools
Literacy Program Book Donation
Legacy 166 recognizes the importance of promoting reading at an early age. The reading and theatre program provides free books to pre-k through 3rd-grade students. Donate books to individual students, a classroom, or a school. Reading Literacy is vital to reducing the effects of intergenerational poverty. Empower children in underserved communities by providing a culture of reading and literacy-based solid education.