Welcome to the Nia Cultural Center

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Nia Cultural Center  is a community-based non-profit agency incorporated in the State of Texas in 1992. Located on Galveston Island, Nia is an educational organization with activities and programs focused on culture and history and their impacts on the lives of children, youth, and families.  Nia also provides presentations and training to promote awareness and cultural competency in service planning and delivery in the community.

Examples of Nia programs are the Black History Quiz Bowl—a fun and exciting game show where youth organizations in the Galveston Area compete for prizes by answering questions about Black History, and  Freedom School a six-week full day literacy-rich summer program for children ages 5 to 18.

Championing the cause to defeat summer learning loss and giving every child an opportunity to succeed is the very foundation of Nia Cultural Center. Our scholars participate in an engaging literacy and character building program offering them valuable educational tools and life skills that help them grow in the classroom, now and beyond.

Our valued scholars participate in a meaningful six-week program based on 3 life-enhancing components: literacy skills that ignite their passion for reading; character strengths needed to make good decisions; and connection to a broader community that believes in them. There are many ways to make a contribution to The Nia Cultural Center.


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An Outright Gift

Make your gift by cash, check or credit card.

Matching Gifts

Many employers will match their employee’s contributions made to an educational institution. Check with your Human Resources Office for more information.

Text to Donate

Text: Ella to 41444

Make a Pledge

Pledge your gift amount. Make a Recurring Gift. Make a gift each month of the same amount to be automatically charged to your debit/credit card until you tell us to stop.

Become a volunteer

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