The SOULSVILLE Foundation, a catalyst for the development of SOULSVILLE USA, located in historic South Memphis, TN. The Soulsville Foundation perpetuates the soul of Stax Records by preserving its rich cultural legacy, educating youth to be prepared for life success, and inspiring future artists to achieve their dreams. The organization’s campus consists of three distinct entities, each one working to further the dreams and aspirations of Memphis youth.
Located at the original site of Stax Records, the world’s only soul music museum is a vibrant, educational, and fun experience with interactive exhibits, films, videos, stage costumes, and more than 3,000 items of memorabilia that preserve and promote the legacy of Stax Records and all American soul music.
Internationally renowned music and mentoring center, the Stax Music Academy inspires young people and enhances their academic, cognitive, performance, and leadership skills by utilizing music with an intense focus on the rich legacy and tradition of Stax Records. The Stax Music Academy boasts a 100-percent college acceptance rate since 2008.
The Soulsville Charter School is the Soulsville Foundation’s academic college preparatory school, serving more than 650 students in middle and high school. Its mission is to prepare students for success in college and life in an academically rigorous, music-rich environment. The school boasts a 100-percent college acceptance rate since it began having graduating classes in 2012.