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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide culturally competent educational and arts-based programs and services that build culturally aware, self-reliant youth leaders and communities. To fulfill this mission, we develop and support educational and arts-based initiatives.

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Our Impact

Individuals are transformed through our work and programs. These individuals, in turn, transform their communities.

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In Numbers

We evaluate students in each class to determine their level of understanding and their progress. We consider 50% or more of our students with the ability to exhibit a Knowledge of Self to be successful. We count assessment values 3, 4, and 5 as successful. Check out our 2021-2022 results.

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of students complete a social advocacy project or performance in each program


youth engaged through more than 5 workshops & curriculum-based programs each year


discovered a new interest to persue

Our Initiatives


Apply African-centered practices as problem-solving tools to transform thought and behavior


Develop and deliver evidence-based programming to support the development of knowledge of self (basic understanding of self from a cultural, historical, familial, communal, and social perspective) in Black and Brown communities

Amplify youth voices through engagement in arts and culture demonstrations 

Organize culturally-affirming community events and activities for all ages

Partner with organizations that align with our mission and values to further our work and achieve our vision