The North Avenue Knowledge Exchange is an educational program focused on building sustainable relationships that strengthen and learn with the communities along North Avenue. This justice-oriented, community-based education seeks to build on the agency of grassroots organizing and the existing beauty and knowledge within Penn-North, Station North, and Greenmount West. Guided by the principle that everyone has something to teach and everyone has something to learn, the Knowledge Exchange aims to connect community members with access to city-wide and community-based resources by bringing together key neighborhood stakeholders to vision, build, and sustain this information-sharing network.
This project is committed to providing access to information and community resources in our support of social justice and civil rights. The North Avenue Knowledge Exchange aims to create equitable spaces and infrastructural support to share knowledge, power and access to education in our community. Based in a model of exchange, this program aims to contribute to the livelihood and sustainability of community-based learning.
The North Avenue Knowledge Exchange is a partnership among Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse, and Station North Arts & Entertainment, Inc. (SNAE), that builds on the Baltimore Free School as a way to strengthen this community-wide network of grassroots education and information sharing.
This program is funded in part by Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and the Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts.