Saint Paul, MN (September 6, 2023) – Starting in Fall 2023, Walker West Music Academy (WWMA) will partner with Ujamaa Place by serving Ujamaa men through WWMA’s Digital Music Production (DMP) program, which trains young people to use digital platforms to record, produce and create original music, and gain valuable skills that prepare them for careers in music production. Both organizations are recent recipients of a grant from the NBA Foundation. which is focused on empowering Black youth and preparing them for promising careers across the community.
“This is a milestone for Walker West, in serving all of our community. it’s an opportunity for us to provide the healing power of music to black men transitioning back into our community while at the same time, providing skills that could be used in a rewarding career in digital music production.”
– Braxton Haulcy, Executive Director of Walker West
Funding from NBA Foundation enables Walker West Music Academy to offer classes at no charge to Ujamaa Men who are enrolled in their Theory of Transformation program at Walker West Music Academy.