A nonprofit organization

$4,000 Raised by 38 Donors

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$8,000 Goal

30K is an arts and education organization dedicated to advancing the next generation of Black leaders.

We recognize that communities flourish when youth are supported with resources to be creative, driven, and focused. Our unique strength as individuals makes us stronger as a collective and our power finds its purpose when we have the conversations necessary about social equity and uplifting the black youth in our community. By investing in the future generation through holding space, sharing resources, and creating socially relevant programs, we are proactively expanding on a more abundant community of innovators.

We ask for support as we expand our impact by building a Black Youth Arts Center in East St. Paul. 

The high expectations we set aren't restricted to just our students. With 30K's multidisciplinary arts center as home base, we’re designing an out-of-school space where the next generation closes the gaps of social injustice. 

Set to open in spring 2022, the Black Arts Center will:

  • Allow 30K to double the number of youth we serve annually.
  • Provide a safe space and daytime academic support for youth who are suspended from school or experiencing homelessness.
  • Decrease teen violence and recidivism on the East Side by providing a center for restorative justice and paid, year-round apprenticeships.
  • Decrease summer learning loss by providing summer art learning for K-8 students.


Ours is an effective model that sees how the community is enriched when we activate the next generation of Black students.

Thanks to USA Today, the Gannett Foundation, and our community of donors, in June 2020 30K was able to start planning the feasibility phase of the Black Arts Center. This also contributed to success in ways such as:

  • We provided over 284 hours of distance learning support and 29 laptops to ensure students stayed connected.
  • We hired a social worker to go beyond academic support and meet youth and families’ basic needs such as rent and groceries. 
  • We served 58 system-involved youth through our Black Tech Geeks paid apprenticeship program in computer science, with an 86% retention rate that surpassed expectations.

Students often just need a little direction and support to actively pursue their best selves. You're a part of our success.

In order to break ground in late 2021, we need sufficient budget in place. We have completed an initial feasibility study and a plan of action for the workspace and are now in the process of refining the layout, and raising a sufficient budget to get us started. A new day with boundless possibilities awaits. Your time, your money, and your heart; all are accepted.


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Arts & Culture Science, Tech & Business Community


2355 Highway 36 West, Suite 400
Roseville, MN 55113


651 210 3454

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