Mission Statement

To support all aspects of the performing and visual arts.  Our vision is to preserve, promote and perpetuate the music which is indigenous to North America: blues, jazz, gospel and all genres which derive from our African American heritage.

To create a community of lifelong, independent learners in reading, writing and mathematics that will empower all participants with passion and a love of education.

With an active board of directors and advisory board that have varied professional artistic and administrative experience we will work diligently to facilitate these goals.



Board of Directors
Darrell Bridges
Founder and Director
Joy Anakhu
ESQ
Leonard Easter
ESQ
Curtis Stembridge

Staff
 
Darrell Bridges - Founder and Director
Kirk Oliver - Assistant Director
Craig Harris - Artistic Director
Jannette Jwahir Hawkins - Director of Communications
 
Advisory Board
Rev. Dr. Andrea M. Hargett, Pastor
St. Matthew's Community AME Church
Craig Harris
Nation of Imagination, Inc.
Nioka Workman
Firey Strings Company
Napoleon Revels Bey
Nassau Performing Arts, Inc.
Marty Khan
Outward Visions, Inc.
Joy S. Rosenthal
Rosenthal Law & Mediation
Randy Weinstein
North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts and The Dubois Center