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Our story

Passion can’t be faked

It started with a dream: empowering African American students in Saint Paul through culture, art, technology, and social justice. With a diverse staff and Board of Directors who share experience in youth development, 30K embodies an unwavering dedication to the Saint Paul community—leading our path toward a better tomorrow.

Who we are

Meet our founders

Kevin Robinson
Executive Director
Vanessa Young
Director of Programs and Policy

Our team

Director of Transformation
Director of Mental Health Coordinator
Art & Site Coordinator
Literacy Teacher
Lia Henry
Lead Teacher
Vincent Holm
Online Tech Geek Instructor
Lead Tech Geek Instructor
Coding Tutor
Learning Management System
MJ Horrner
Board Member
Sr. Director, Talent Strategy and Transformation at Xcel energy
Darrin Thomas
Board Member
Internship Purchase Supervisor at Health Partners
Raj Sethuraju
Board Member
Professor in Criminal Justice Department at Metropolitan State University
Chauntyll Allen
Board Member
Saint Paul Public School Board Director
Carleton Crutchfield
Board Member
Professor in Business Law at Saint Cloud State University
Ta-Coumba Aiken
Honorary Board Member
Internationally Known Artist
Results that matter

The numbers are real. The students are excelling. Since 2013, our experiential learning model has helped more than 2,000 Saint Paul youth realize their full potential. With your help, we create boundless opportunities for the next generation of changemakers.

Get to know us

Let’s get the ball rolling! Whether you’re a student, parent, donor, or business, we’re excited to collaborate with you.