Empower the Culture.

Honor the Dream.

Honoring, celebrating, and empowering the brilliance of the Black community’s legacy, excellence, and joy—then, now, and always.

SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2024

Empower the Culture.

Honor the Dream.

Honoring, celebrating, and empowering the brilliance of the Black community’s legacy, excellence, and joy—then, now, and always.

Join our Make the Difference movement today.

Imagine the impact of your donation:

Sustain our Juneteenth Headquarters: a Black Art Gallery and Storytelling Space

Support the students in our summer enrichment program, CDF Freedom School

Fuel our efforts to foster unity through education, cultural preservation, and celebrations

© Nia Cultural Center

Welcome to the Nia Cultural Center – where every moment is an opportunity to embrace our history and build a legacy of greatness.

At the Nia Cultural Center, we are dedicated to being the heartbeat of Black culture, excellence, and joy. We are proud to be an epicenter for educating and empowering our community. Our mission is to honor our rich heritage while equipping individuals and communities with the education and resources they need to thrive. Our goal is to cultivate resilient families and communities anchored in the values of mutual support, education, arts, and culture. Our deliberate intention is to influence the next generation to carry forward the mantle of progress.

We invite you to join us as we work together to create a brighter and more vibrant future for all. 

Perseverance is valued here. 

Growth is nurtured here. 

Tradition is celebrated here. 

Welcome, Family. We’re glad you’re here.

Our Initiatives

arts &

culture

Programs and events that honor our history through the lens of the arts

education

We provide educational opportunities and a robust foundation for future success.

family &

community

Building resilient families and communities begins with offering access to the tools & resources needed to affect tangible change.

honors &

history

We honor the rich legacy of trailblazers past and present who have contributed to positive pathways forward.

Why Nia Cultural Center

Black stories need to be told. Located in the heart of the home of Juneteenth, we are uniquely positioned to tell those stories and use what they teach us to empower the next generation. We are Black history in the making. Supporting the Nia Cultural Center is an investment in the future. 

With signature educational programming ranging from evidence-based model programs, like Freedom School, which have been shown to effectively improve parent engagement, parent/child relationships, and school performance, to educational trips centered on the Civil Rights Movement, Nia Cultural Center has been strengthening families and empowering youth since the early 1990s.

At Nia Cultural Center, we are proud to have the only art gallery in Galveston that showcases sculptures and paintings by local Black artists. As headquarters to the Juneteenth Legacy Project, the gallery boasts an impressive 5,000-square-foot outdoor art installation that chronicles the emancipation of Black people in Galveston. Inside, the gallery invites you on a compelling journey through African American history from the 1800s to the present.

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Community Partners

We are grateful to these community partners and champions of progress. With their help, we can provide our communities influential tools, including education and resources.