This Is Our Future

Every child has the potential to succeed. Freedom School helps provide that opportunity.


Welcome to
Nia Cultural Center

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.

Knowledge is Power
Two shining examples of Nia programs are the Black History Quiz Bowl and Freedom School
Black History Quiz Bowl

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,

nia freedom school

Freedom School

A six-week full day curriculum based on 3 life-enhancing components, in a 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.

Gift Donation

Make your gift by cash, check or credit card. You can even donate online.

Text To Donate

Text: Ella to 41444

Matching Gifts

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

Make A Pledge

Pledge your gift amount with a Recurring Gift. A gift each month of the same amount to be automatically charged to your debit or credit card.

Become A Volunteer

Nia Cultural Center is largely a volunteer organization, with numerous opportunities to benefit from your skill and expertise.

Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer to Read Aloud