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TruArtSpeaks is a non-profit arts organization based out of the Twin Cities, Minnesota. We find our roots in the land of 10,000 lakes and all that it has to offer. Our work focuses on the importance of supporting, encouraging, developing, and creating spaces for youth and community voice while utilizing elements of Hip Hop and Spoken Word culture.

We believe ourselves to be more than an organization, we are a family. A family raised in two cities that value social justice, literacy, the arts, and the people. TruArtSpeaks has grown with these values. Making its first appearance in the Twin Cities in 2007, TruArtSpeaks has a firm commitment to honoring and highlighting youth voice, ensuring that there is a space for young people in the conversations that will shape the future. We believe that is our responsibility to listen and assist tomorrow’s leaders, today. In fact, TruArtSpeaks is the living dream of a former Minnesota youth. A youth that was so well supported by the community that they now get to join the cypher and give back.

TruArtSpeaks is fiscally sponsored by Arcata Press Dba Saint Paul Almanac.

Our Mission & Vision

TruArtSpeaks cultivates literacy, leadership and social justice through the study & application of Hip Hop culture.

TruArtSpeaks exists to counteract the dominant narrative by centering voices of those most often rendered invisible. We affirm and reclaim power through dialogue, collaboration and artistic expression.


Executive Staff

Tish Jones | Founder & Executive Director | TishJones@TruArtSpeaks.org | PC: Urban Nights Photography

Tish Jones | Founder & Executive Director TishJones@TruArtSpeaks.org  PC: Urban Nights Photography

Kyle Tran Myhre | Director of Communications | KyleTranMyhre@TruArtSpeaks.org | PC: BFresh Photography

Kyle Tran Myhre | Programs Manager KyleTranMyhre@TruArtSpeaks.org      PC: BFresh Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Youth Advisory Board Members


Keno Evol | Board Chair Contact: kenoevol@truartspeaks.org

Keno Evol | Board Chair
KenoEvol@truartspeaks.org | PC: Gawolo Irving

Isha Camara | Program Associate Contact: IshaCamara@truartspeaks.org PC: Gawolo Irving

Isha Camara | Program Associate
IshaCamara@truartspeaks.org | PC: Gawolo Irving

Fatima Camara | Program Associate FatimaCamara@truartspeaks.org PC: Gawolo Irving

Fatima Camara | Program Associate
FatimaCamara@truartspeaks.org
PC: Gawolo Irving

Donte Collins | Outreach Associate DonteCollins@truartspeaks.org PC: Gawolo Irving

Donte Collins | Outreach Associate
DonteCollins@truartspeaks.org
PC: Gawolo Irving

Chava Gabrielle | Research Associate ChavaGabrielle@truartspeaks.org PC: Gawolo Irving

Chava Gabrielle | Research Associate
ChavaGabrielle@truartspeaks.org
PC: Gawolo Irving

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Organizational Information

For general inquiries: e-mail info@truartspeaks.org

Mailing Address: TruArtSpeaks, c/o Saint Paul Almanac, 275 E. 4th Street Ste. 701, Saint Paul, MN, 55101

To Support TruArtSpeaks: Please mail all donations to the address listed above. To make an electronic donation please click here. TruArtSpeaks is fiscally sponsored by Arcata Press dba The Saint Paul Almanac in St. Paul, MN. Arcata Press is legally recognized as a 501(c)3 by the IRS; they do have nonprofit tax exempt status.

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